Finn Higgins (MWRES | Student-athlete)
Updated: Aug 17
NAME: Finn Higgins
SPORT: Men's wrestling
Three-time CW champion (consecutively)
Three-time U SPORTS nationa champion (consecutively)
Undefeated run in 2016-2017
Finn Higgins is synonymous with wrestling excellence in Winnipeg.
Despite being from Oklahoma, Higgins left a lasting mark at the University of Winnipeg after delivering three back-to-back-to-back national championship titles.
"Finn Higgins had an amazing career with the Wesmen, never losing a match — many of which he seemed to have already won before the referee started things. He was a pleasure to watch and get to know and it was wonderful to see him end his career with a U Sports gold medal in Winnipeg. He will forever be remembered as a Wesmen great and we’re thrilled to see him inducted into the Canada West Hall of Fame," said Dave Crook, Athletic Director at the University of Winnipeg.
Higgins’ three-peat began in 2015, when he took home gold in the 90 kilogram division at both the Canada West and U SPORTS championships. The following year, he moved up to fight in the 100 kilogram weight class. Despite the change, Higgins again steamrolled opponents as he earned his second straight CW and U SPORTS titles.
Higgins was focused for what would become an astounding three-peat in 2017. He went on an undefeated run that season before finishing what he started. Higgins captured three conference and three national golds in three years, creating a spotless championship record.
And now, Higgins’ perfection is memorialized in the Canada West Hall of Fame.