The girl’s team from Phoenix Middle School placed second at the invitational wrestling meet of the season.
The local wrestlers travelled to Port Alberni on Feb. 4-5, for the invitational meeting.
Team members Hailey Dean (44 kg) and Megan Nuttal (51 kg) scored big team points with first place finishes. Adding to the team success were Ally Cyr (40 kg) and Gena Bannerman (51 kg) who each placed third in their weight class.
Team Captain Keigan Smith continues to deliver results in her division, placing second in Cadet Girls 51 kg division. Rounding out the Phoenix Team, Ty French (44 kg) and Liam Russ (52 kg) had respectable fourth place finishes.
Southgate Boys placed fourth overall thanks to gold medal performances from Dawson Coats (37 kg) and Dawson McKay (86 kg). Solid point contributions came from CJ Foy who placed second (37 kg) and Mitchell Hall (40 kg) who came third, as well as Brett Nelson who wrestled up a division and placed third in the 51 kg division.
At 48 kg, Chris Klatt finished fourth. For Southgate girls, Brooke Guindon, placing third in 56 kg weight class.
The Most Outstanding Wrestler for Cadet Girls was awarded to Timberline’s Ashley Osachuck (60 kg) who, together with teammate Hunter McKay in Cadet Boys weight class (70 kg), both claimed gold medals.
Carihi’s Cadet Girls Olivia Carter placed first in her 57 kg weight class, teammate Emily McIsaac (51 kg) was third, and in the Juvenile Boy category, Jose Figueroa placed fourth in the very competitive 84 kg weight class.
Campbell River was fifth overall in the club standings behind only two other Island Clubs and two Lower Mainland clubs.
The next two tournaments to take place will be the Island Championships in Port Hardy on Saturday followed by the Provincial Championships in Abbottsford Feb. 24-25.