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Brock Wrestlers Win at Commonwealth Games

(Originally Published by gobadgers.ca) DELHI – At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Brock wrestlers captured three medals in total for Team Canada. Brock alumni and two-time Olympic medalist Tonya Verbeek captured silver at 59kg. The husband-wife pair of Evan and Jessica MacDonald both captured bronze in their respective weight class.

Jessica MacDonald Bronze Medal Match

Verbeek posted a 2-1 overall record at 59kg. In her opening match, she defeated Kathryn Marsh from Scotland (W 6-0, 7-0). Verbeek then went on to defeat Nigeria’s Tega Tosin Richard (W 3-0) in the semi-finals. In the gold medal match she was caught and pinned in the first round by India’s Alka Tomar.

Jessica MacDonald also posted a 2-1 record at 51kg capturing the bronze medal. In her opening match, she lost to Babita Kumari of India in three rounds (L 6-0, 0-3, 0-5). She then dominated her next two opponents defeating England’s Jo Madyarchyk (W 9-2, 7-0) and South Africa’s Mpho Madi by pinfall in the bronze medal match.

Evan MacDonald finished with a 3-1 overall record at 74kg. In the bronze medal match, he came from behind to defeat Pakistan’s Ali Mohammed (W 0-4, 4-1, 4-0). He also posted victories over Australia’s Kostyn Ermakovich (W 1-0, 3-0) and England’s Mike Grundy (W 5-2, 5-2). His lone loss was against India’s Narsingh P. Yadav (L 1-0, 2-1).

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