Shady went undefeated in the 100kg division en route to the top of the podium. He won both of his round-robin bouts by matching 10-0 scores and then repeated the feat in the medal round, taking out Billy-Jim Carman in the semifinals and David Jutras in the final.
His older brother Mohab also had a tremendously successful event, also going undefeated and winning each of his matches 10-0. He eliminated Martin Russo in the quarter-finals, Idir Mazouzi in the semis and Alex Colpitts in the championship final.
Both Shady and Mohab had strong seasons for the Lions this past year. As a rookie, Shady went 23-1 with 19 pins in the regular season, winning gold medals at Concordia, McMaster and York as well as a bronze at an international event in Guelph.
He also won the gold medal at the Ontario junior and senior wrestling championships and was named the team’s MVP and a nominee for the York male rookie of the year award.
Mohab competed for the Lions as a sophomore and won four medals in the regular season, picking up a gold medal at Concordia, silver at the York Open and bronze medals at Brock and McMaster.