Dinos Return to the Mat in Ukraine & Italy

Erica Wiebe, Tianna Kennett and, recent addition to the Dinos squad, Michelle Fazzari returned to international competition at Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial Tournament in Kiev, Ukraine and the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Tournament in Rome, Italy. With the final Olympic qualification tournament looming, top competitors from around the world used both tournaments to prepare for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Already qualified for Tokyo, Erica Wiebe secured a bronze medal in Ukraine, followed by a gold medal in Italy. Michelle Fazzari, who looks to punch her ticket to a second Olympic Games in May, took gold in Rome, twice defeating former world champion Marianna Sastin of Hungary. Congrats to all the Wrestling Canada athletes and coach Paul Ragusa on a successful trip overseas!

Di Bacco picks up silver, Wiebe bronze in Ukraine

Wiebe and Fazzari win gold, Di Bacco bronze in Rome

Dhesi takes gold, Weicker silver, and Stewart bronze at Matteo Pellicone


Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial

76 kg – Erica Wiebe – BRONZE

Qualification: df. Liudmyla PAVLOVETS (UKR) by Fall

1/4 Final: df. Zsanett NEMETH (HUN) by Fall

1/2 Final: Aiperi MEDET KYZY (KGZ) Loss by Fall

Bronze: df. Anna MELNYK (UKR) by Fall

62 kg – Michelle Fazzari

Qualification: df. Laura Sofia AAK (NOR) by Fall

1/8 Final:  Lais NUNES DE OLIVEIRA (BRA) Loss 3-1

57 kg – Tianna Kennett

Qualification: Iryna KURACHKINA (BLR) Loss 8-4


Matteo Pellicone

62 kg – Michelle Fazzari – GOLD

Round 1: df. Ayaulym KASSYMOVA (KAZ) 8-7

Round 3: df. Marianna SASTIN (HUN) 5-3

Round 4: df. Irina KUZNETSOVA (KAZ) 7-2

Final: df. Marianna SASTIN (HUN) 2-1

76 kg – Erica Wiebe – GOLD

Qualification: df. Mariya Gerginova ORYASHKOVA (BUL) Forfeit

1/4 Final: df. Aline DA SILVA FERREIRA (BRA) 5-1

1/2 Final: df. Elmira SYZDYKOVA (KAZ) 2-0

Final: df. Samar Amer Ibrahim HAMZA (EGY) 10-0

57 kg – Tianna Kennett


Repechage: Francesca INDELICATO (ITA) Loss 6-0 Fall