Golston Sluberski win Concordia Tournament titles in Canada USOEC takes team title

By Gary Abbott | Nov. 02, 2010, 11:29 a.m. (ET)
MONTREAL, Canada - Two members of the U.S. Olympic Education Center's women's wrestling team at Northern Michigan Univ. won gold medals at the Concordia Tournament on Saturday.

Capturing gold medals were Erin Golston (Lake in the Hills, Ill.) at 48 kg/105.5 lbs. and Carlene Sluberski (Fredonia, N.Y.) at 51 kg/112.25 lbs.

Golson won three bouts to capture the title, including a victory over Canadian Renilda de Dios in the finals.

Sluberski defeated Canadian Natalie Bondy of the Univ. of Alberta in her finals match.

Golston is a high school junior at Marquette High School. Sluberski is a sophomore at Northern Michigan, with her major undeclared.

Capturing silver medals were Schuyler Brown (Montpelier, Va.) at 55 kg/121 lbs. and Moriah Fernandez (Morgan Hill, Calif.) at 67 kg/147.5 lbs.

Brown won her first two matches over Canadian opponents to qualify for the finals, where she was defeated by Canadian Samantha Stewart of BBWC.

Fernandez was in a five-athlete round-robin, finishing with an impressive 3-1 record. Her only loss came to eventual champion Sabrina Kelly, a Canadian who wrestles for the U of Alberta.

Brown and Fernandez are Northern Michigan students. Brown is a junior, studying psychology. Fernandez is a junior, studying business.

The other USOEC wrestler in the event, Cassandra Schmidt, Missoula, Montana, placed fourth at 59 kg/130 lbs. with a 2-2 record.

The USOEC team scored 33 points in the event, which was tied with the Univ. of Alberta. The USOEC won the tie-breaking procedure and was named team champions. There were 16 teams in the tournament.

At Montreal, Canada, Oct. 30

48 kg/105.5 lbs.
1 Erin Golston (USOEC -USA)
2 Renilda de Dios (YM-YWHA-CAN) 48
3 Hayley Thomas (U of A-CAN)
4 Krista Betts (BBWC-CAN)
5 Oldham Lindsay Oldham (MUN-CAN)
6 Mazara Nicole Mazara (McMaster-CAN)

51 kg/112.25 lbs.
1 Carlene Sluberski (USOEC-USA)
2 Natalie Brady (U of A-CAN)

55 kg/121 lbs.
1 Samantha Stewart (BBWC-CAN)
2 Brown Schuyler Brown (USOEC-USA)
3 Brady Natalie Brady (U of A-CAN)
4 Karyanne Lacoursiere-Roberge (Vanier-CAN)
5 Bethany Fuzzan (U of A-CAN)
6 Christianna Walker (McMaster-CAN)

59 kg/130 lbs.
1 Wendy Garcia (Mexico)
2 Olivia Gunnell (London-Western-CAN)
3 Ludmila Cristea (Moldova)
4 Cassandra Schmidt (USOEC-USA)
5 Erica Dangelo (McMaster-CAN)
6 Diana Carroll (MUN-CAN)

63 kg/138.75 lbs.
1 Nikita Chicoine (Concordia-CAN)
2 Marlen Figuiroa (U of A-CAN)
3 Breanne Coady (MUN-CAN)
4 Christine Humphreys (Queens-CAN)

67 kg/147.5 lbs.
1 Sabrina Kelly (U of A-CAN)
2 Moriah Fernandez (USOEC-CAN)
3 D'Alleva Larissa D'Alleva (Western U-CAN)
4 Elena Torlone (Tsunami Academy-CAN)
5 Nicole Shaver (HWC-CAN)

72 kg/158.5 lbs.
1 Molly Bouchard (U of A-CAN)
2 Miracle Amber Miracle (USOEC-USA)
3 Angie Hurley (MUN-USA)

82 kg/180.5 lbs.
1 Veronica Keefe (Concordia-CAN)
2 Shanice Szmidt (York-CAN)
3 Alyshia Anderson (McMaster-CAN)
4 Myfanwy Price (MUN-CAN)

USOEC women's freestyle performances

48 kg/105.5 lbs. - Erin Golston, Lake in the Hills, Ill., 1st
WIN Nicole Mazara (McMaster)
WIN Krista Betts (BBWC)
WIN Renilda de Dios (YM-YWHA)

51 kg/112.25 lbs. - Carlene Sluberski, Fredonia, N.Y., 1st
WIN Natalie Bondy (U of A)

55 kg/121 lbs. - Schuyler Brown, Montpelier, Va., 2nd
WIN Karyanne Lacoursier Roberge (Vanier)
WIN Natalie Brady (U of A)
LOSS Samantha Stewart (BBWC)

59 kg/130 lbs. - Cassandra Schmidt, Missoula, Montana, 4th
WIN Amelie Rozon (BBWC)
LOSS Wendy Garcia (Mexico)
WIN Diana Carroll (MUN)
LOSS Ludmilla Cristea (Moldova)

67 kg/147.5 lbs. - Moriah Fernandez, Morgan Hill, Calif. 2nd
WIN Nicole Shaver (HWC)
LOSS Sabrina Kelly (U of A)
WIN Elena Torlone (Tsunami Academy)
WIN Larissa D'Alleva (Western U)

Team Standings
1. USEOC, 33
2. U of Alberta, 33
3. Concordia, 14
4. BBWC, 13
5. Mexico, 10
(of 16 teams)