Megan (Buydens) Hrynchyshyn (WWRES | Student-athlete)
Updated: Aug 17
NAME: Megan Hrynchyshyn
SPORT: Women's wrestling
Five-time CIS medalist
Two-time CIS national champion
Four-time Canada West champion
Nine-time medalist with national team
Megan Hrynchyshyn (formerly Buydens), was an unstoppable force on the mat.
A University of Saskatchewan graduate and wrestling star, Hrynchyshyn is a four-time Canada West champion, owning the conference in her weight class from 2001-2006. The U of S Huskie also has a CW silver to her name.
Hrynchyshyn’s dominance extended to the national stage, where she twice earned the title most coveted by university athletes: national champion.
Just as she did at the conference championships, Hrynchyshyn never missed a podium at nationals, bringing home two silver medals and bronze to go along with her two golds.
Hrynchyshyn’s talent stood out across weight classes and across sports. She was named the Canada West Wrestler of the Year in 2005-2006, and the Huskie Athletics’ Valerie Girsberger award-winner.
Hrynchyshyn shone off the mat as well, as evidenced by the Girsberger award and the Canada West student-athlete honour.
Hrynchyshyn’s podium-hunting ways followed her onto the Canadian national team, where she captured nine medals and competed at the FISU Games, Commonwealth Games and Pan Am Championships.