Burlington, Ont. – Ameen Aghamirian has been named IG Wealth Management Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Male Athlete of the Week, powered by Planters, for the period ending February 3, 2019.
Male Athlete of the Week – Ameen Aghamirian (Kingston, Ont.) – 4th Year – McMaster Marauders
The best of the best took to the mats at the Guelph Gryphons Athletic Complex on Saturday, and while several individuals stood out, one of the brightest stars was McMaster’s Ameen Aghamirian.
The Marauders men’s team came into the OUA Wrestling Championship as the three-time reigning silver medalists, and thanks in large part to their fourth-year phenom, the maroon machine was able to reclaim their second-place status at this year’s provincial finale.
Rolling through pool competition, Aghamirian notched wins via technical superiority over Lakehead's Brody Evans and York's Jasman Gill, then defeated Guelph's Simon Chaves in a 6-1 decision to earn a spot in the divisional final. There, he battled Brandon Ambo of Western to an entertaining 5-5 stalemate that he took by tiebreak on the basis of a higher number of takedowns.
For his efforts, Aghamirian claimed the OUA Male Wrestler of the Year award for the Marauders – something the school has now secured four times over the last five seasons.