Male third star – Brad Hildenbrandt
Fraser Valley Cascades wrestling
Meet log: Friday, February 10 – Saturday, February 11 – 5-0, gold in 120 kg weight class at CW Wrestling Championships in Saskatoon.
Brad Hildenbrandt of the UFV Cascades turned in a series of dominant performances en route to gold at the Canada West wrestling championships in Saskatoon on the weekend.
The sophomore from Surrey, B.C. won all five of his matches in a very strong heavyweight division (men’s 120 kg), surrendering just five points along the way. Just one match – an 8-3 decision in his tourney opener against Jordan Tholl of the Regina Cougars – went the distance, as Hildenbrandt wrapped up the other four early, three by technical superiority and one via pin. It’s the second career Canada West medal for Hildenbrandt, who won silver at 90 kg in 2015.
Hildenbrandt is one of four Cascades wrestlers to qualify for the U SPORTS Wrestling National Championships, Feb. 24-26 at the University of Winnipeg.