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Shamiya transitions from athlete to wrestling coach One of McMaster’s most decorated wrestlers, Ahmed Shamiya, looks to fill long-time Hall of Fame coach Nick Cipriano’s shoes
Apr04

Shamiya transitions from athlete to wrestling coach One of McMaster’s most decorated wrestlers, Ahmed Shamiya, looks to fill long-time Hall of Fame coach Nick Cipriano’s shoes

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Graham West Ahmed Shamiya is one of McMaster’s newest head coaches, taking the reins of the wrestling team from Nick Cipriano. Mac’s long-time former coach was a staple of the wrestling program for the past 35 years and was recently inducted into the Wrestling Canada Hall of Fame in January. Shamiya is one of McMaster’s most decorated wrestling alumni, having helped the team win the Ontario...

Zahra takes home silver at U Sports wrestling championship After capturing his second national medal in consecutive years, Mac wrestling’s Ben Zahra is nowhere near done
Mar07

Zahra takes home silver at U Sports wrestling championship After capturing his second national medal in consecutive years, Mac wrestling’s Ben Zahra is nowhere near done

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Graham West On Feb. 23, Ben Zahra placed silver in the U Sports 76-kilogram wrestling championships, but for Zahra, silver isn’t quite where he wanted to be. Although his performance earned him his fourth Pita Pit Athlete of the Week, the third-year commerce student had aspirations of topping the podium in Calgary. The second-place finish is the second time Zahra medaled at U Sports, winning...

Celebrating Black Marauders past and present Taking a look at Black student-athletes who have played an integral role in the McMaster Athletics community, both past and present
Feb28

Celebrating Black Marauders past and present Taking a look at Black student-athletes who have played an integral role in the McMaster Athletics community, both past and present

Photo C/O Kyle West In the McMaster Athletics Hall of Fame, there are seven Black athletes, trainers and coaches who have made significant contributions to Marauder history over the years. Whether it was on the field or court or giving support to their team, the Black history of McMaster Athletics is undeniable. Fast forward to today and there are a number of Black athletes at McMaster today who are also contributing to McMaster...

Championship season: what to watch over reading week Here is everything you need to know about Marauder Nation during the upcoming reading week
Feb14

Championship season: what to watch over reading week Here is everything you need to know about Marauder Nation during the upcoming reading week

Photo C/O Grant Holt U Sports Swimming Championships The McMaster swimming team will be heading to the University of British Columbia for the U Sports Swimming Championships on Thursday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 23. After competing at the Ontario University Athletic Championships this past weekend, the women’s team finished with 545 points as a group, beating out Western University for second place for the first time since 2007....

Mac’s weekend warriors for Feb. 1-3 From the mat to the court, four Marauders on top of their game this weekend
Feb07

Mac’s weekend warriors for Feb. 1-3 From the mat to the court, four Marauders on top of their game this weekend

Photo by Kyle West Ameen Aghamirian, Men’s Wrestling This weekend, the McMaster wrestling team attended the Ontario University Athletics Wrestling Championships and, for the fourth year in a row, the men took home silver overall. Aghamirian’s dominance on the mats earned him national recognition, as he was U Sports Male Athlete of the Week. Aghamirian helped his team by winning gold in the 82 kg weight class. He defeated the Lakehead...

No. 9 McMaster wrestling’s Rufenach on her wrestling career Cassandra Rufenach discusses her wrestling career and her experience as a woman in a male-dominated sport
Jan24

No. 9 McMaster wrestling’s Rufenach on her wrestling career Cassandra Rufenach discusses her wrestling career and her experience as a woman in a male-dominated sport

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives By: Adriana Skaljin Cassandra Rufenach is a fourth-year biology student and wrestler for the McMaster wrestling team. Rufenach started wrestling in the 11th grade for half a season, and played a full season in her final year of high school. Her decision to start wrestling was inspired by her love for taekwondo, which led to a desire to do something that shared the same level of physical contact....