Defensive back recruit Simon Chaves of Guelph CVI won a Gold medal today at the OFSAA Wrestling Championships in Brampton.
Chaves road to OFSAA Gold consisted of winning the CWOSSA championship, then posting 5 straight victories over two days at the 2017 OFSAA Championships. Chaves wrestled in the 77 Kg category. He plans to continue to combine football and wrestling when he comes to Guelph in the Fall.
His brother, Alexander Chaves, already wrestles for the Gryphons. The older Chaves recently won an OUA bronze medal, then placed 5th at last week’s USports Wrestling Championships.
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Sophomore Job Reinhart is already competing for Guelph in both football and wrestling. Reinhart, who is also a GCVI product and won an OFSAA Wrestling bronze medal two years ago, won an OUA bronze, then placed 8th at the USport Championships last week.
Being a two-sport athlete means being great at managing your time as it’s football, wrestling and school and not in that order. There’s really not much time for anything else.
“It’s really busy and it’s hard to balance them out,” Reinhart said. “It gets pretty tiring, but overall I love playing both sports and I just want to continue to do that.”
That means keeping on top of his Landscape Architecture studies is a top priority for Reinhart.
“It’s going well,” he said. “I’m keeping on track and I’ve got to keep that going because that’s why I’m here. I’ve got to keep on top of that, for sure.”