Heffel and Mckeage to wrestle at U23 World Championship

    Pair of UAlberta wrestlers to represent Team Canada in Romania

    By Connor Hood on November 13, 2018

    Fourth-year Golden Bear Aidan McKeage and third-year Panda Haley Heffel will wrestle at the upcoming U23 World Championships, which run from November 12-18 in Romania. 

    McKeage captured a Canada West gold medal in the men's 76kg weight class last season, followed by a silver in the same weight class at the U SPORTS National Championship. 

    Heffel, meanwhile, captured a Canada West silver (63kg) and a U SPORTS bronze in 2017/18. This will be the fifth time Heffel has represented Canada internationally, most recently competing in the 2018 World University Championship in Brazil. 

    "Haley and Aidan are two of our most experience athletes, they both have tremendous leadership capabilities, and their hard work and dedication to the sport of wrestling has brought both of them to the top of the sport." said UAlberta wrestling head coach Owen Dawkins. "The experience that they will gain this championship is invaluable, and will help shape both their journeys as National team athletes for years to come."

    Complete event information including results and webcast is available at https://unitedworldwrestling.org/event/senior-u23-world-championships-0.

    Championship Schedule

    November 14

    Qualification rounds WW – 50-55-59-68-76 kg
    Semi Final WW – 50-55-59-68-76 kg

    November 15
    Qualification rounds WW – 53-57-62-65-72 kg
    Repechage WW – 50-55-59-68-76 kg
    Semi Final WW – 53-57-62-65-72 kg
    Finals WW – 50-55-59-68-76 kg

    November 16
    Qualification rounds FS – 57-65-70-79-97 kg
    Repechage WW – 53-57-62-65-72 kg
    Semi Final FS – 57-65-70-79-97 kg
    Finals WW – 53-57-62-65-72 kg

    November 17
    Qualification rounds FS – 61-74-86-92-125 kg
    Repechage FS – 57-65-70-79-97 kg
    Semi Final FS – 61-74-86-92-125 kg
    Finals FS – 57-65-70-79-97 kg

    November 18
    Repechage FS – 61-74-86-92-125 kg
    Finals FS – 61-74-86-92-125 kg