St. Pat’s wrestlers excel at all-Ontario championship

St Patrick’s High School placed 4th in the women’s division at the all-Ontario high school wrestling championships in Ottawa earlier this month.

St. Pat’s also placed 15th in the boys division and 5th overall in the combined team scores.

Top finishers from city schools included:

Howard Moffatt, 1st, 89 kg, for St Pat’s

Brianna Fraser, 2nd, 61 kg, for St Pat’s

Adam VanderSlagt, 4th, 61 kg, for Great Lakes

Eliana Mendoza, 4th, 64 kg, for Northern

Ava daSilva, 5th, 41 kg, for St Pat’s

Nathan DeCastro, 5th, 44 kg, for St Pat’s

Mariel Mendoza, 5th, 72 kg, for Northern

Mya Sandrin, top 10, 57.5 kg, for St Pat’s

Paige Dickson, top 10, 67.5 kg, for St Pat’s

Kaitlyn Aliperti, top 10, 77 kg, for St Pat’s

Olivia Conroy, top 10, 115 kg, for St Pat’s


The next action for local wrestlers will be at the Canadian National Championships on April 4-7 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, said John Burke, who coaches at St. Pat’s and with the Sarnia Bluewater Wrestling Club.