Brock University/Sports Obsession Athletes of the WeekBrock’s Sports Obsession Male and Female Athletes of the Week for the week ending Nov. 4 are men’s swimmer Ian Young and women’s basketball player Stacey Farr.
Young, a fifth-year sport management student had a strong weekend for Brock’s men’s swim team as he had four first-place finishes over two days. Against Waterloo, Young placed first in the 220-metre butterfly (2:05.00) and in the 200-metre freestyle (1:49.31). He also captured a second place finish in the 100-metre butterfly (55.54). In the meet versus McMaster/Guelph Young captured two gold in the 200-metre freestyle (1:57.64) and 100- metre freestyle (55.58).
Farr, a third-year recreation and leisure student led the Badgers to a 2-1 record over the weekend at the Queen’s Tournament averaging 15.7 points and 11 rebounds per game.
In the Badgers’ 71-69 overtime victory versus McGill, Farr added a season high 24 points and career high 17 rebounds. She also moved into 20th all-time in career points with 644 and 15th all-time in career rebounds with 369. For her performance she was named a tournament all-star.
Men’s wrestling captures gold at National Team Identification Tournament; Women’s team places second
The men’s wrestling team captured gold at the National Team Identification Tournament on the weekend placing first ahead of Club Impact from Toronto who captured second place and the University of Guelph who finished third. On the women’s side, Lakehead captured first while the Badgers placed second overall.
The Badgers had two gold-medal performances from James Crowe (54 kg) and Saeed Azarbayjani (58 kg).
Sean Pierson captured a silver medal at 76 kg and Kyle Sweezey (63 kg) and Evan MacDonald (69 kg) grabbed bronzes for Brock.
Clint Kingsbury finished in fourth place at 54 kg and teammate Jay Allin also placed fourth at 58 kg. Joel Landry (69 kg) and Steve Snyders (97 kg) both placed fifth overall in their respective weight classes.
The Badger women had three second place finishes; Heather Sweezey (56 kg), Tonya Verbeek (62 kg), and Lindsay Rushton (51 kg).
Parnell and Dolan capture gold at McMaster University Tournament
At the McMaster University Tournament over the weekend the Badgers wrestling team had two gold medal performances. James Parnell (61 kg) won on the men’s side and Megan Dolan (79 kg) on the women’s side.
Parnell was impressive as he out-wrestled his opponents by either grand superiority or a pin to earn the gold medal. James received a bye in his first round then pinned Nick Zuback of Lakehead and defeated Dave Malo of Lakehead in the final 12-0.
Dolan defeated three opponents to win the gold. In her first match, she defeated Amanda Stinson of Western 12-2, won by default against Laura Jones of Brock, and pinned Lisa Michets of Queen’s.
Clint Kingsbury (54 kg) and Adam Fera (85 kg) both captured second place finishes in their respective weight classes both going 2-1 while Laura Jones placed second at 79 kg for the women. Former CIAU champion Julie Harris placed third at 55 kg for the Badgers.
Women’s rugby player Jessica Lapelle named to All-Canadian team
“Jessica Lapelle is a second-year sports management student from Ottawa. She is a gifted ball handler, an excellent kicker and is a constant threat to break the gain-line with her quickness and shifty running style.
Jessica has adjusted very well from her natural position of fullback and has demonstrated a unique ability to recognize space and exploit it. Jessica is Brock’s most dangerous offensive threat as well as being solid in defense. Jessica plays her club rugby with the Ottawa Irish,” said rugby head coach Gary Macdonald of the All-Canadian.
Golden Gaels defeat Brock 65-60 in championship game of Queen’s Tournament
The women’s basketball team fell to 4-2 on the season as they came up short in the championship game versus Queen’s by a score of 65-60. The Badgers qualified for the championship finals with an overtime win over McGill 71-69 and a defeat of the St. Mary’s Huskies 78-55.