The most decorated female wrestler in York University history will compete for the Lions again this fall as Alexandria Town resumes her varsity career after a three-year hiatus.
Town previously graduated from York with a degree in kinesiology and health science and has spent the past three seasons competing internationally for Canada, winning multiple medals at events around the globe. The highlight of her achievements was winning Canada’s first-ever gold medal at the U23 world championships in Romania in 2018. She also finished 12th at her first senior world championships and was third at the Canadian Olympic trials in 2019.
She has now turned her focus back to her education and her Lions career. She will be in teacher’s college at York while looking to lead a Lions women’s wrestling program that is poised to make a splash in the coming years.
The Lions were nationally ranked for most of the 2019-20 season and had an impressive showing at the year-end championships as Bailey Agard and Brea Rodgers won OUA silver medals and then Agard went on to claim a bronze at the U SPORTS championships while Rodgers was named the OUA’s rookie of the year. The addition of Town strengthens the team and positions the Lions as contenders for next season.
In her three years competing for the Lions (2016-18), Town became York’s first women’s wrestling all-star and all-Canadian. She won three OUA medals (two silvers and one bronze) and two U SPORTS medals (one silver and one bronze) and will set her sights on reaching the top of the podium in her remaining time with the Lions.
She was also an extremely engaged student-athlete and was honoured for her contributions with a prestigious Lions Legacy Award at the conclusion of the 2017-18 school year.