VERBEEK Tonya < Back  
Sport Wrestling - Freestyle
CGA Canada   
Gender Women
Born 14 Aug 1977 in Grimsby, CAN
Height1.65 m
Weight 59 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Thorold, ON, CAN
Occupation Teacher
Languages English
Higher education Leisure Management - Brock University: St. Catharines, ON, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started wrestling in 1993.
Why this sport? While in grade 11 her school announced it would start a wrestling team so she and a friend decided to try out..
Club / Team Brock University Wrestling Club: St. Catharines, ON, CAN
Name of coach Marty Calder
General Interest
Hobbies Weightlifting, reading. (FILA, 10 Jul 2008)
Awards and honours She won Canada's first medal in women's wrestling, a silver, at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. (Team Canada Pan American Guide 2007)

She was named Female Athlete of the Year at Brock University in 2001, 2002 and 2005. (Team Canada Pan American Guide 2007)