Gen Haley is the first woman to win five straight CIS golds.
courtesy David Moll

Haley wins fifth CIS gold

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At the CIS wrestling championship this past weekend, Gen Haley did what no other woman has done before -- win five consecutive individual gold medals.

Haley (55 kg), Erica Wiebe (72 kg) and Leah Callahan (82 kg) came in first for the Dinos women. Ruth Lang lost to Elizabeth William of Concordia in the 67 kg bronze medal match.

The University of Alberta edged out the Dinos women by just two points for first in the team competition. Brock placed third with 44 points.

The Dinos women's wrestlers finished just two points behind Simon Fraser University during the 2010 team competition.

American Olympian Ali Bernard had won five CIS gold medals, but she did not win them in consecutive years. She won her first four as a Regina Cougar between 2005-2008 and her last as an Alberta Golden Panda in 2010.

The Dinos men came in eleventh with 18 points in the team event which was won by Concordia.

On the men's side Brian Hutton (68 kg) won a bronze. Dan Nwaerondu was defeated by John Fitzgerald of the Univeristy of Guelph in the 90-130 kg bronze medal match.

Two men had won five individual golds in five straight years -- Ryan Weicker from 2001-2005 and Jamie Macari from 2003-2007. Both competed for Brock University.

Haley was named outstanding female wrestler for her historic performance.