If you want to watch a fun sport with continuous action, freestyle wrestling is for you.
The local wrestling association is hosting the CRWA Invite Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Timberline which attracts approximately 135 athletes from Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Alberta and the United States.
Ages of wrestlers vary from Grades 3-5 in the elementary division, Grades 6-8 in the middle school age division and Grades 9-12 for the secondary school wrestlers.
Locally, there will be wrestlers from not only Carihi and Timberline but also from Southgate, Phoenix and some elementary schools. Campbell River has some athletes that are training for Provincials and Nationals this year a testament to local coaching skills and athletic talent.
This type of wrestling is similar to the Olympic wrestling and is, therefore, very demanding on the athletes physically and mentally. These athletes train many times a week to elevate their conditioning and strength to the maximum.
The wrestlers have to score points or pin their opponent to get the victory within two three-minute rounds.
Admission is free for everyone and a concession will be there. All the money raised goes back to CRWA.
Come out for a few hours of free entertainment and encourage our local wrestlers.