By Joshua Delgado
Photos By Jonathan Bumanlag and Leo Solorsano
On Saturday, January 27th, 2018, the CCSAI hosted its first College and University Olympic Weightlifting Extramural in the Athletic & Wellness Centre. The event was sanctioned by the Ontario Weightlifting Association and presented as an OCAA Extramural. We hosted student athletes from 12 colleges & universities from across the province.
58 athletes competed in 13 weight classes with the event serving as a qualifier for provincials and nationals occurring later this spring.
Centennial had a team of six athletes with one of our athletes earning a podium finish. Wahbzii Shognosh-Diaz won a silver medal in the women’s 53kg weight class.
The top team and strongest school award went to McMaster University/ McMaster Barbell Club.
The OCAA/OCR Fair Play Team Award, an award voted on by the coaches, went to Canadore College.
This was the first OCAA Olympic Weightlifting Competition and was the first weightlifting competition in Ontario for post-secondary students only.