Kaitlyn Jinda (in red) was named the Campbell River Wrestling Association’s Most Outstanding Wrestler at the association’s awards banquet on May 3. Photo by Codie McLachlan

Campbell River’s outstanding wrestlers honoured

The Campbell River wrestling community celebrated the accomplishments of the past season at the 2017/18 Campbell River Wrestling Awards Banquet, held at Carihi on May 3.

The Campbell River Wrestling Association is a diverse group of dedicated coaches, athletes, volunteers and parents, and like past years, there was lots to celebrate at this awards ceremony and dinner. Each year awards are dedicated to the club members that stand out amongst their amazing peers.

This year, a new award was presented, the Brett Lawrason Legacy Award. Brett Lawrason was a great mentor for many Campbell River wrestlers and had a profound influence on some of the current coaches. The association was proud to present the award to Warren Harle, a dedicated steward of SD 72 who helped establish a strong wrestling presence in Campbell River.

The 2017/18 CR Wrestling Award recipients were:

Brett Lawrason Legacy

• Warren Harle

Elementary

Shannon Harle Award

• Ronin Jordan

Janet Hodgkinson

• Fayth Pontious

Rookie of the Year

• Nolan Cathcart

• Kylie Drover

Most Improved

• Torin Brooks

• Ivy Johnston

Up and Comer

• Cruz Castro

• Anna Wheatley

Middle/High School

Southgate MVP

• Gage Balle (gr.7)

Phoenix MVP

• Willum Ashurst (gr. 6)

• Owen Olney (gr. 7)

• Sadie Dowler (gr. 8)

Up and Comer Award

• Gage Balle

Most Improved CR Wrestler

• Kyle McDonald

Hard Core Award

• Sadie Dowler

Administrators Award

• Scott Assu

Most Outstanding CR Wrestler

• Kaitlyn Jinda

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