On the road to Winnipeg Fourth-year wrestler Jobanjit Phulka highlights one of 12 Marauder wrestlers advancing to the U Sports Championships at the University of Winnipeg
Feb16

On the road to Winnipeg Fourth-year wrestler Jobanjit Phulka highlights one of 12 Marauder wrestlers advancing to the U Sports Championships at the University of Winnipeg

On Feb. 11, the McMaster wrestling team welcomed teams from across the province at the Ontario University Athletics Championships in Sports Hall. While OUA teams like Western and Guelph showed promise during the season, it would take a lot for anyone to match the Brock Badgers, who came in as the defending champions and the number one ranked team in the country. Overall, the hosting Marauders grabbed 12 medals at the event, and will...

Pin to win A look at the McMaster wrestling team as they host OUA championships
Feb09

Pin to win A look at the McMaster wrestling team as they host OUA championships

It is an incredible feeling for varsity athletes to be able to represent their school colours. It is even better when you are able to compete in front of your friends and family. As is such for the McMaster wrestling team, who closes out the season as the hosts for the Ontario University Athletics Championships on Feb. 11. The Marauders have performed well throughout the 2016/2017 season, with both individual wrestlers and the team...

Why you should be invested in the McMaster wrestling scene Omar Ahmed is once again ready to achieve OUA glory on the mat
Jan26

Why you should be invested in the McMaster wrestling scene Omar Ahmed is once again ready to achieve OUA glory on the mat

By: Eamon Hillis Omar Ahmed, a third-year McMaster varsity wrestler, suffered a hamstring injury at a Guelph wrestling tournament on Jan. 21. Despite pulling out of the event, Ahmed is confident about his status moving forward. “I should be ready to go for OUA’s,” Ahmed says. “My goal is to win a Gold medal. It is what I have been working for, and it is always my goal at every tournament.  That is what I expect of myself, and I always...

Wrestling 101 It’s time for fans to brush up on their knowledge on one of McMaster’s most underrated teams
Nov24

Wrestling 101 It’s time for fans to brush up on their knowledge on one of McMaster’s most underrated teams

After a strong set of performances at the McMaster Invitational, the Mac wrestling team has established themselves as a top contender among University Sports competition. Currently ranked second in the national rankings, the men’s team finished second in their home-opener, boasting one gold medal from Joban Phulka, three silver medals from Ameen Aghamirian, Scott MacLellan and Ben Zahra, and two bronze medals from Ahmed Shamiya and...

That time of the year With playoff season upon us, see which Marauder teams claimed medals and which ones are still competing
Mar03

That time of the year With playoff season upon us, see which Marauder teams claimed medals and which ones are still competing

Men’s basketball There is no doubt that the McMaster Men’s Basketball team was quite a sight to witness this year. They won huge games against Windsor, Ottawa and Brock and were placed in the country’s Top 10 all season long. The team has big dreams and before they look to compete on the national stage for the CIS Championship banner, they need to focus on the match-up they have on Saturday, March 5. They will find out their...

Grappling with gold With one CIS gold medal already in his possession, fourth-year wrestler Ahmed Shamiya is fighting for another this year
Feb11

Grappling with gold With one CIS gold medal already in his possession, fourth-year wrestler Ahmed Shamiya is fighting for another this year

The minutes after a wrestler steps onto the mat matter more than anything else. The physical and mental preparation of a wrestler is evident through their meticulous and well thought out moves. Though wrestling might not have a big fan base compared to other sports and some may call it unconventional, fourth-year wrestler Ahmed Shamiya learned to love it. Shamiya started wrestling in the ninth grade, but he didn’t know how far this...

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