Ashley Osachuk (right)

Help support Pan-Am wrestler

Come and help Campbell River's Ashley Osachuk who will be competing in Venezuela July 13-15

Campbell River wrestler Ashley Osachuk has qualified to represent Canada at the Pan American Championships in Venezuela.

Osachuk recently competed in the Canadian Nationals Wrestling tournament in Fredericton, New Brunswick, which also hosted the Cadet Fila trials tournament, with the top two wrestlers in their age and weight class, going on to represent Canada for the Cadet World and Cadet Pan-Am teams.

Osachuk finished second and will be representing Canada in Maracaibo, Venezuela, July 13-15.

Osachuk had a great year, finishing off the season by winning the gold medal and being named Most Outstanding Female Wrestler at the B.C. championships. She goes to Timberline Secondary School.

Qualifying for the Pan Am Championships is a huge opportunity for Osachuk to be able to wrestle at an international level for the first time. She will compete against the top wrestlers from the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Columbia, El Salvador and Ecuador.

Osachuk is looking for community support to help pay for her trip and training. With the support of Quality Foods, she recently held a hot dog day this past weekend at Merecroft Village.

She will also be bagging groceries this Friday and Saturday at  Superstore.

Ashley will also be out collecting any bottles people are able to donate. There is an account set up for anyone wishing to drop off recycling bottles at the Campbell River Bottle Depot, located at 1580F Willow St.

All you have to do is sort the recycling and say that this is for “Ashley for Pan-Am.”