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MNO citizen Rebekah Trudel of Sault Ste. Marie is enjoying great success as a high school Steelhawk athlete, in particular as a wrestler. Most recently, on March 3, 2017, in Brampton, Rebekah won a gold medal at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) wrestling championships. OFSAA is the pinnacle of high school wrestling. Athletes must win their city and regional competitions to gain entry into the OFFSAA meet.
In the three – day event, over 30 high school women wrestlers competed in the 83 kilogram (KG) class. Competition was stiff. Seasoned wrestlers at the meet included wrestlers who had titles from previous OFSAA competitions. Rebekah was one of the top six seated wrestlers, because she won a silver medal for the 72 KG class in 2016.
Rebekah is an honour roll student at Superior Heights Collegiate and Vocational School. Rebekah’s wrestling head coach Brent Fryia, assistant coaches Sarah Fewchuk, Ted Fryia and Kevin Shepley are very proud and happy for her success. Rebekah accredits her success to her coaches, Steelhawk teammates and her faith.
Rebekah Trudel is considered a multi-sport athlete playing basketball, wrestling, and track and field. Outside of regular school activities she belongs to the Algoma University Wrestling Club and volunteers with Steel City Slam basketball camps for elementary age students. Rebekah has received the Referee’s Award in 2015 for senior women’s basketball ability and sportsmanship. In 2015 and 2016, she received the City Wrestling Award at Sault Ste. Marie women’s Athletic Awards Banquet.
Rebekah has been offered the opportunity to play for Simon Fraser University’s wrestling team in Vancouver, British Columbia. The MNO wishes Rebekah best of luck on her future competitions as well as on her decision on whether to accept Simon Fraser’s offer.
Click on links below to read more on the story and see Rebekah in action:
“Rebekah Trudel practicing at Superior Heights Collegiate and Vocational School” – CTV video
“Steelhawks Trudel strikes gold” by Peter Ruicci – Sault Star March 4th B1 Sports Section and on line at http://www.saultstar.com/2017/03/03/steelhawks-trudel-strikes-gold
“Rebekah Trudel OFSAA 2017” School youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv82VAhcebE
Posted: April 18, 2017