AU Sports News


Wrestlers Headed to OUA Championships

The Algoma Thunderbirds wrestling team will be in Hamilton, Ontario this weekend competing in the OUA Championships, hosted by the McMaster Marauders.

Competing for the wrestlers are Aksel Pollari (Echo Bay, 61 kg), Earl McKinney (Augusta, GA, 65 kg), David Serra (Hereford, MD, 68 kg), Bryce Davis (Fenton, MI, 72 kg), Farhang Nouri (Toronto, 76 kg), Stephen Kreyenbuhl (Chicago, IL, 82 kg), Theodore Dracopulous (North York, 90 kg), and Brody-Allen Evans (Sault Ste. Marie, 100 kg).

“Heading into the OUA Championship’s this weekend, the Thunderbirds coaching staff is optimistic that the young team will perform to the standard that has been set throughout the season,” said Head Coach Trevor Manchester. “We have a great opportunity to upset some of the more established programs and qualify a few wrestlers for the U Sport Championships.”

The current defending OUA Championships are the men’s and women’s Brock Badgers. The Badgers earned the title last year in the George Leach Centre. Both Badger teams are currently Number 1 in Canada.

The OUA Championships will be streamed live on OUA.TV.


Basketball Teams Have Final Road Games of the Season

In other varsity action, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will have their final road games of the season. On Friday night, the Tbirds will be in St. Catharines, Ontario taking on the Brock Badgers. The men’s Badgers are currently fourth in the nation, posting a 12-4 record, while the women are 7-2 in the OUA.

On Saturday, the teams will be in Hamilton, taking on the McMaster Marauders. The McMaster women are second in the nation, with a 14-2 record, while the men are 7-9 in the OUA.

Game times are 6:00pm (women) and 8:00pm (men) on both nights. Games will be streamed live on OUA.TV.

The basketball teams will close out their 2016-17 regular season at home next weekend.

For more information on the Thunderbirds, including rosters and schedules, please visit


About Algoma University

Algoma University was established in 1965 and is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Algoma University is a small, undergraduate, teaching-focused university that places an emphasis on serving the needs of Northern Ontario. Algoma University offers a wide range of degrees spanning the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines.  As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma University has a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal populations and other communities. Algoma University also offers satellite programming in Brampton and Timmins. For more information, please visit