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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....

Meet the McMaster wrestling team Discussing the nationally-ranked women’s wrestling team with stand-out medal-winners Ligaya Stinellis and Simi Jayeoba
Nov22

Meet the McMaster wrestling team Discussing the nationally-ranked women’s wrestling team with stand-out medal-winners Ligaya Stinellis and Simi Jayeoba

Photo C/O @mcmaswrestling This weekend, the McMaster wrestling team headed to the York University Open, and two Marauders came home with one more medal than they came with. Rookie Ligaya Stinellis took home her second divisional gold of the season and second-year Simi Jayeoba took home silver. We caught up with the two Marauders after their victorious weekend below: The Silhouette: What year and program are you in? Ligaya: First year,...

All the way up Second-year wrestler and new national champion Benjamin Zahra spearheads a reinvigorated wrestling program that is set to take over Canadian wrestling
Apr05

All the way up Second-year wrestler and new national champion Benjamin Zahra spearheads a reinvigorated wrestling program that is set to take over Canadian wrestling

By: Griffin Marsh As the Ontario University Athletics’ wrestling season concludes, second-year Benjamin Zahra and the McMaster Men’s Wrestling team have a lot to celebrate and even more to look forward too. In the Feb.8 edition of this newspaper, the excitement surrounding the revitalzied men’s wrestling program was highlighted, reinvigorated under a new coach and bustling with excited talent. Now with the season fully in the rear...

At the top of his game OUA Athlete of the Week Ben Zahra is already a standout on the wrestling team and has his eyes firmly set on increasing his medal count
Feb08

At the top of his game OUA Athlete of the Week Ben Zahra is already a standout on the wrestling team and has his eyes firmly set on increasing his medal count

By: Griffin Marsh The Ontario University Athletics’ wrestling season is a grueling affair. Opportunities present themselves through October, November and January, eventually building to the OUA Championships in February. For McMaster wrestler Benjamin Zahra, the season has certainly been taxing, but has resulted in a rewarding season that is worth writing home about. As Mac Wrestling heads into the OUA Championships this weekend,...