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Photo courtesy: Western Mustangs


Men’s & Women’s Wrestling

This weekend, Western University hosted the 2013 CIS wrestling championships. At the event, 14 universities were represented by 133 athletes from all across the country. The Mustangs were well represented in this year’s championships sending 16 wrestlers—seven on the women’s side and nine on the men’s. King’s Monica Varallo and Arlene Williams both had a strong showing at the championships finishing fifth and sixth respectively in their classes. The Mustang’s Men’s team finished in third place with 49 points overall, and the women finished in a respectable fifth place position with 29 points.

Men's & Women's Rugby

The men and women of the Western Mustangs’ rugby sevens national championship contenders return home from Langford, British Columbia with their hopes of victory dashed but their heads held high, having represented their school with class and sportsmanship this past weekend. The men’s team fell just short of capturing their second straight championship, finishing second to the home-province University of Victoria Vikes, while the women’s team finished fourth in their first appearance at the newly created tournament.

  • King’s students on the men’s team: John Barrett, James Butler, Joseph Dalia, Jeremy Mccarty, Rory Tomlinson
  •  King’s students on the women’s team:  Hilary Dingman, Natasha Donaldson,  Lori Josephson

Men’s Volleyball

The Western Mustangs men’s volleyball team travelled to Université Laval in Quebec City for the CIS men’s volleyball championships this weekend.  The Mustangs started strong at Friday’s game defeating the Trinity Western Spartans 3-2 in an extremely competitive match. Leading the Mustangs on Friday was King’s Justin Scapinello with a game high 29 points with 26 kills and 13 digs. On Saturday, the team stepped onto the court at Universite Laval for the second time this weekend to challenge their rivals, the McMaster Marauders in the national semifinal. Western put up a good fight, but was unable to push past McMaster falling in three straight sets. At Sunday’s match, the team lost the final game 3-2 to the the Brandon University Bobcats. This concludes the season for the Western Mustangs men’s volleyball team with a third place OUA regular season finish, a silver medal from the OUA Final Four, and a respectful fourth place finish at the CIS national championships.

  • King’s students on the team: Derek Kuiack, Kevin Rowe, Justin Scapinello

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