DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
Port Perry’s Shauna Kuebeck continued her outstanding 2015 on the mat over the weekend, with a bronze medal showing at the Canadian Juvenile wrestling Championships, in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
In addition to her individual honour, Kuebeck’s performance helped Team Impact claim the juvenile national championship.
Although she came up short, losing 8-7, Kuebeck was the talk of the tournament after nearly upsetting now six-time national champion Keagin Collie of St. Catharines in a thrilling semi-final match. However, she would rebound by dominating the remainder of her matches at the tournament en route to a national bronze medal.
“Shauna’s match with Keagin was one of the highlight matches of the championships which electrified the crowd as no one was expected to come anywhere close to competing against her,” coach Rob Huggins told The Standard.
The national bronze medal is just the latest accolade for Kuebeck, who rebounded from a broken knee last year to win a gold medal at the OFSAA championships for Port Perry H.S. earlier this year. She was unstoppable for the Rebels this past season, winning gold at every tournament she entered with the High School team. Next year, Kuebeck plans to join the wrestling team at McMaster University.
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