Wrestling hits mats at home Saturday


The University of Saskatchewan Huskie wrestling team is happy to be home. 

Saturday's annual Huskie Open features University of Saskatchewan wrestlers competing against conference teams from the University of Calgary, University of Regina, University of Winnipeg, University of Alberta and the University of Fraser Valley Cascades. Club teams will also participate in the tournament.

More than 100 athletes are expected to compete in the 11 men's weight classes and 10 women's weight classes at the event. 

The event will also feature the Hound Classic hosted by the Saskatoon Wrestling Club on Friday. This event is a takedown tournament featuring athletes born between 1999 and 2002. 

Women begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the men at 12:30 p.m.  All matches are in the Education Gym.

Notes: Huskie Athletics will also honour the 2015-16 Canada West men's wrestling champion squad between the men's and women's volleyball matches Saturday with a banner unveiling. The Canada West champion track & field team will be honoured Friday night.