Uxbridge wrestler wins double gold at Canada Games


By Glenn Hendry

Published on August 12, 2022 at 3:11 p.m.

Uxbridge wrestler Cruz Lewis is Durham Region’s first individual gold medalist at the Canada Summer Games in Niagara, winning gold in the 60kg weight category.

Sixteen-year-old Lewis, who fights out of the Forge Club in Mississauga, beat Saskatchewan’s Donovan Neudorf by “technical superiority” in Thursday’s gold medal match after winning seven grueling bouts to get there.

Lewis also won a gold medal in the team event with Team Ontario.

Lewis also won gold at the Ontario Summer Games Trials and is the defending National Under-17 Champion in the 60kg category, having won the trophy at the tournament held in Alberta earlier. this summer. Lewis was also named the competition’s top male wrestler.

Cruz, the 2019 Ontario caddy champion at the ripe old age of 13, is coached by Jeremy Latour and Donald Drummon.

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