Ryerson student to fight for gold at Pan Am Games

Ryerson student to fight for gold at Pan Am Games

Every weekday, Braxton Papadopoulos gets up to do a weight workout, eats her lunch, naps for half an hour, goes for a run and then spends two hours at wrestling practice — all while balancing a small number of classes. It’s brutal, it’s demanding, but the 19-year-old wrestler loves it, and it seems her hard work has paid off. Papadopoulos […]

by Jemicah Marasigan· · Sports, Wrestling
Fancy Bebamikawe and Brandi Richards wrestle together at the City Adult Learning Centre on Danforth. Both are students at Ryerson University and members of the newly formed Ryerson Wrestling team. (Alexis Allison / Ryersonian Staff)

Local wrestling program makes Ryerson wrestling team a reality

For the first time since 1987, Ryerson University has a wrestling team. But it’s an outside program called Team Impact Wrestling behind the new venture, not Ryerson’s in-house athletics department. As one of the only national developmental training programs recognized by Canada Wrestling, Team Impact brings with it a wealth of experienced coaches and wrestling mentors. They pitched the team […]

by Alexis Allison· · Sports, Wrestling