Ashley Osachuk of Campbell River (third from left) stands on the podium in Maracaibo

Wrestler earns bronze medal at the Pan-Am Games

Ashley Osachuk of Campbell River takes a step up and now she's competing at the B.C. Summer Games

Ashley Osachuk defeated a wrestler from Guatemala to capture the bronze medal at the recent Pan American Wrestling Championships in Maracaibo, Venezuela.

“The competition at this level was extremely tough,” says Osachuk, “definitely a step higher going from the Canadian Nationals to international level.”

The opportunity to represent Canada was an amazing experience and one Osachuk will never forget.

She also sends thanks to the many businesses which supported her as well as everyone who gave her donations.

The excitement continues for Osachuk and other local wrestlers competing at the B.C. Summer Games.

They include Brett Nelson, Hailey Dean, Megan Nuttal, Mike Herman and Savannah Pare. Osachuk attends Timberline Secondary.