December 5-7, 2019 | Niagara Falls, Canada
Canadian Wrestling Trials

Preview of Men’s Freestyle Entries at the 2019 Canadian Wrestling Trials

Canada qualified two men for the Rio 2016 games. Korey Jarvis finished eighth at 125 kg and Haislan Garcia eleventh at 65 kg.

57 kg

Darthe Capellan has held the top spot at 57 kg for the past two years. At the 2019 Canadian Championships, he defeated Samuel Jagas by a 6-5 decision. Aso Palani, two-time Senior World Championship team member will be looking to make his return to the national team. Scott Schiller has represented Canada at 61 kg at the past two Worlds and will be looking for success at the lower Olympic weight-class.

65 kg

At the past three national team selection events, there have been three different winners at 65 kg. Dillon Williams, Michael Asselstine, and Vince De Marinis have represented Canada internationally at 65 kg since 2018.

74 kg

The most crowded weight-class will feature twenty different wrestlers. Jevon Balfour has consistently been the top Canadian at 74 kg. He defeated Jasmit Phulka in a 3-2 decision at the 2019 Canadian Championships. Veteran Cleopas Ncube will be returning to competition after not having competed in Canada since 2016.

86 kg

At the past two Canadian Championships, Alex Moore hasn’t had a point scored against him. Ahmed Shamiya and Hunter Lee will be looking to change that and take the top spot at 86 kg.

97 kg

Jordie Steen has been the top Canadian at 97 kg for two years, and captured Commonwealth Games bronze in 2018. Nishan Randhawa has been the runner up both at the Canadian Championships in both 2018 and 2019.

125 kg

Olympian Korey Jarvis hasn’t lost a match to a Canadian in over six years. He’s defeated Sean Molle and Bradley Hildenbrandt in the finals in recent years. Amar Dhesi has seen success wrestling in the NCAA and will challenge for the heavyweight spot.

View Men’s Freestyle full entry list