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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,...

Rising to the challenge Mac’s newest wrestling coach opens up about how he’s tackling his new role
Jan23

Rising to the challenge Mac’s newest wrestling coach opens up about how he’s tackling his new role

In high school, the man now in charge of McMaster’s wrestling team called soccer his true passion. So when Cleo Ncube took up wrestling to get stronger during the soccer offseason, he had no idea the sport would take him so far. Making the provincial team within his first year of wrestling, Ncube also went on to win a Canadian Interuniversity Sport silver medal for Brock University. Soon enough, Ncube was a three-time Senior Canadian...

Flipping with excitement After the departure of their long tenured coach, the Mac wrestling team is revitalized and energized to tackle a new season and dominate the competition
Nov09

Flipping with excitement After the departure of their long tenured coach, the Mac wrestling team is revitalized and energized to tackle a new season and dominate the competition

The world of sports is no stranger to near-constant coaching changes, with some teams considering installing a revolving door in the coach’s office. That has not been the case for the McMaster wrestling team as it has been under the watchful eye of coach Nick Cipriano for the last 36 years. But at the end of the 2016-2017 season that ended with an Ontario University Athletics silver medal finish for the men’s team and fourth place for...

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...