Rookie University of Alberta Golden Bear Jordan Wong is the Canada West first star of the week after leading the host Bears to the 2018 Canada West Wrestling Championship.
The U SPORTS top-ranked wrestler in the 54 kg class went a perfect 4-0 during the two-day competition, winning the men’s 54 kg weight class, helping the Bears capture their record 11th Canada West title. Because of his stellar weekend, the Calgary, AB product was named the 2018 Canada West Male Rookie of the Year.
Wong was one of four Bears to capture gold medals in their individual weight class, and the only rookie. The Canada West first place finish is his third gold medal and fourth podium finish this season, to go along with golds at the Dino Invitational and Golden Bears Open.
Wong and the U SPORTS No. 1-ranked Golden Bears will look to add another banner in two weeks’ time, when they travel to Algoma University for the 2018 U SPORTS Championship.