Local wrestlers grapple with busy schedule of competition

The season is in full swing with tournaments scheduled each week for the next five weeks

  • Jan. 12, 2012 12:00 p.m.

January and February will be busy months on the wrestling mats for Campbell River wrestlers.

The season is in full swing  with tournaments scheduled each week for the next five weeks.

Most recently, on Jan. 7 at the 15 and Under in Victoria, the Phoenix girls contingent  were second overall for team points and Southgate girls were fifth.

Dedication and hard work at practices is paying off;  all of the wrestlers who attended placed in the top five of their respective weight classes.

Gold medals were awarded to Phoenix wrestlers  Hailey Dean (46 kg), Savanah Pare (60 kg) and Michael Herman (51 kg) as well as Southgate’s Brooke Guindon (56 kg) and Timberline’s Brett Nelson (57 kg).  Phoenix girls Megan Nuttall (3rd – 56 kg) and Ally Cyr (5th – 46 kg) also had good placement mat results.

Southgate boys were in solid fourth place in the 54 kg category for Chris Klatt and Heavyweight category for Dawson McKay.

Wrestlers from all four schools are in Kamloops for the Western Canadian Age Class Tournament in Kamloops B.C.

Top finishers in Kamloops will qualify for the Canadian Nationals in Fredericton, New Brunswick in April.