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...

One year later with Glen McMaster Athletics director Glen Grunwald chats about his successes and memories after completing his first year with the department
Oct08

One year later with Glen McMaster Athletics director Glen Grunwald chats about his successes and memories after completing his first year with the department

With his first year as Athletic Director in the books, Glen Grunwald reflects on a successful year for McMaster Athletics. Various championship banners finding their place on the walls of the David Braley Athletic Centre and corporate partnership announcements continue to place McMaster sports amongst the best in the country. Grunwald is no stranger to the world of sports. He has previously served as general manager for the Toronto...

Marauders dominate at Western Open weekend
Feb05

Marauders dominate at Western Open weekend

It was a podium weekend for the McMaster wrestling squad who are now another step closer to the OUA Wrestling Championships.