Six months after the fact, U of S wrestler Laryssa Barry is a Canada West champion and a U Sports bronze medallist.
Barry moved up a spot following a positive doping test was discovered from Fraser Valley athlete Karla Godinez Gonzalez. Barry wins Canada West gold in the 55-kilogram weight division and moved up to third place in the U Sports Championship as a result of the doping infraction. Following is the news release from the Canada West Conference…..
- Saskatchewan’s Laryssa Barry has been awarded CW gold in the 55 kg division from the 2018 CW Women’s Wrestling Championship
- Barry also moved into third in the 2018 U SPORTS 55 kg results, following a doping infraction announced Monday
Changes to the conference championship results were announced by Canada West in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and U SPORTS, who also made announcements Monday.
Godinez Gonzalez claimed gold in the CW women’s 55 kg division, and was also named the CW Women’s Wrestling Athlete of the Year. Her CW individual award has been vacated and will not be re-awarded, while the altered results in the 55 kg division and team standings can be found below.
A second-year student-athlete in 2017-18, Godinez Gonzalez also had her U SPORTS silver medal revoked following her positive test.
Saskatchewan’s Laryssa Barry is now the CW women’s champion in the 55 kg division, and also moves into third in last year’s U SPORTS results.
While Monday’s announcement did alter team point totals at the CW championships, it didn’t change the order of the standings, as Alberta (gold), Saskatchewan (silver), and Calgary (bronze) remain the medalists ahead of Regina, and Fraser Valley.
UPDATED CW WOMEN’S 55 KG RESULTS
1st – Laryssa Barry, Saskatchewan
2nd – Ferris Sandboe, Alberta
3rd – Tawes Messaoudini, Calgary
4th – Chantal Passion, Regina
UPDATED CW TEAM STANDINGS
1st – Alberta, 33 Points
2nd – Saskatchewan, 29 Points
*3rd – Calgary, 23 Points
4th – Regina, 23 Points
5th – Fraser Valley, 9 Points
NOTE: Calgary awarded third thanks to higher number of gold medals (two vs. Regina zero).