Campbell River wrestling has another successful day of competition Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Campbell River Invite in the Carihi Gym.
In the team results, the Phoenix girls placed first of 10 teams in the Junior division, while the boys placed third. In the Senior division, the Timberline boys placed third, the Carihi Girls placed fourth, and the Carihi boys placed fourth.
It was a fun day of wrestling that saw Campbell River crown multiple champions. From Carihi, Alex Jinda, Ali McPhee, and Ering Geddes won gold medals, as did Conlan Foy from Timberline. Also winning were, from Phoenix, Cash Simon, Hailey Ricard, and Quin Golobar, as well as Southgate’s lone entry, Riory Young.
An exciting culmination at the end of the tournament featured three challenge matches, seeing champions of individual weight classes wrestle to determine the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament.
Conlan Foy stepped up to wrestle 2015 Cadet National silver medalist Aaron Badovinic of ADSS (Port Alberni). Badovinic (70 kg) won the weight class above Foy (66kg) at this tournament.
In front of everyone at the tournament, in the last match of the day, Foy defeated the larger Badovinic 10-0, showing why he is considered one of the best wrestlers in the province. For the win, Foy won a Most Outstanding Wrestler Championship Belt.
Coach Jason Kerluck reflected thoughtfully on the day, “We feel that we run one of the best tournaments of the year here. I am very proud that we had such a strong showing from both our Junior and Senior athletes. Seeing Conlan step up and pick apart the bigger wrestler was a treat to watch. He really earned that belt today.”
The teams have three tournament remaining before the Island Championships on Saltspring Island.
“We are looking forward to having a strong showing at Islands, and carrying that momentum through to the Provincial Championships,” said Carihi coach Scott McKenzie.
Conlan Foy 1st – 66 kg
Carsyn Coward 2nd – 110kg
Tess Bodenham 3rd – 51kg
Joel House 3rd – 78kg
Colby Ladret 3rd – 90kg
Kyle Mcdonald 3rd – 84kg
Eduardo Carneiro – 4th – 70kg
Alex Jinda of Carihi 1st – 84kg
Ali McPhee 1st – 63kg
Erin Geddes 1st – 75kg
Petro Kindy-Olsen of Carihi 2nd – 84kg
Corinne Holmes 4th – 51kg
Riory Young of Southgate 1st – 78kg
Cash Simon 1st – 40kg
Quin Golobar 1st – 50kg
Hailey Ricard of Phoenix 1st – 46kg
Frank Jeffrey 2nd – 31kg
Scott Assu 2nd – 35kg
Kaitlyn Jinda of Phoenix 2nd – 71kg
Kamryn Kerluck of Phoenix 2nd – 62kg
Holten Ewing 2nd – 52kg
Sadie Dowler of Phoenix 2nd – 39kg
Haley Wingert of Phoenix 2nd – 55kg
Michael Racette 3rd – 57kg
Lexus Willis of Phoenix 3rd – 39kg
Chymira Aubry of Phoenix 3rd – 46 kg
Zoe Soloway of Phoenix 3rd – 55kg
Keely Elves of Phoenix 3rd – 62kg
Brooklyn Brown of Phoenix 3rd – 71kg
Maxwell Erwin 4th – 57kg
Alex Anderson 5th – 45kg
Kadence Harris of Phoenix 6th – 39kg