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University Of Winnipeg Players Of The Week

Winnipeg, MB – The University of Winnipeg Wesmen are pleased to announce that Women’s Wrestler Rachel Alder and Men’s Volleyball Player Brendan Thielmann have been selected as the Wesmen Garbonzo’s Players of the Week.

Rachel Alder (Women’s Wrestling) – Women’s wrestler Rachel Alder started the 2016-2017 Canada West Wrestling season by winning a bronze medal in the 51 kg weight class at the University of Calgary Dinos Invitational this past weekend. The fourth year Science major, finished the competition with an impressive 5-1 record. She beat reigning Jr. National Champion Amy Bellavia (U of Calgary) in the bronze medal match. The Wesmen Wrestling teams will next be in action at the Wesmen Invitational taking place on Saturday, November 12th.    

Brendan Thielmann (Men’s Volleyball) –  Outside hitter Brendan Thielmann’s outstanding play was instrumental in helping the Men’s Volleyball team pick up a weekend sweep against the MacEwan University Griffins. The fifth year Kinesiology and Applied Health student finished the two matches with 30 kills, 11 digs and three service aces. In Saturday’s four set victory, he had a team high 19 kills with a hitting percentage of .654, while committing only two attacking errors. The Men’s Volleyball team (2-0) will be on the road this week in Vancouver facing the UBC Thunderbirds on Friday and Saturday.

-Sheldon Appelle, University of Winnipeg

Photo – University of Winnipeg

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