The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades Wrestling Team completed their seventh competitive season in style. The UFV Cascade wrestlers capped the 2020 season with four medals at the U Sport National Championships hosted by Brock University in St Catharines, Ontario. Coach Gurjot Kooner was encouraged by the competitive performance of the Cascade wrestlers. All five Cascade Wrestlers attending the U Sport National Championships placed in the top 5 and four of them finished in the top 3 with only 1 loss in the tournament. The UFV Men’s team finished 8th in the team standings out of 16 teams.
U SPORT Championship Results
Karan Dhillon 90 Kg Silver & All-Canadian Team
Jason Bains 100Kg Silver & All-Canadian Team
Ali Rahguzar 68 Kg Bronze
Calista Espinosa 48 Kg Bronze
Amarvir Atwal 76 Kg Fifth Place
The Can West Wrestling Championships was hosted by the University of Calgary Dinos and was the final U Sport qualification tournament. All Five Cascade Wrestlers qualified for the U Sport Nationals.
CAN WEST Championship Results
Amarvir Atwal 76 Kg Gold & CanWest Athlete of the Year
Jason Bains 100 Kg Gold
Karan Dhillon 90 Kg Silver
Ali Rahguzar 68 Kg Silver
Calista Espinosa 48 Kg Silver
Overall, it was a wonderful performance by all athletes and coaches!
Any athlete that will be attending the University of the Fraser Valley in 2020-2021 interested in participating on the UFV Cascade FREESTYLE Wrestling Team should contact Coach Gurjot Kooner
Please note this employment opportunity is being offered externally through Westsider Wrestling. All inquires and questions should be directed to Kitsilano Head Coach Chris Thom at email@example.com
Westsider Wrestling is a two year old club located on the west side of Vancouver. Currently it consist of approximately 70 elementary, 25 High School and 15 adult wrestlers. They offer regular season practice and competitive teams, recreational teams and summer camps. The main goal of the club is to get more people wrestling by creating a fun/safe environment to participate in the sport.
This is a 10 week clinician contract that will consist of 7 weeks of elementary PE classes, followed by 3 weeks of summer camp. Clinicians will work in pairs and travel from school to school in Vancouver and run PE Classes to introduce more kids to the sport. The summer camp will be at Kitsilano Secondary and will be a few hours on the mat and a few hours outside.
NCCP Certification - if you do not have this there is time to get it!
Criminal Records Check
Strong wrestling knowledge
Ability to work with elementary children
The clinicians are going to come into contact with several thousand kids and for many of them this will be their first wrestling experience. It is absolutely imperative that the clinicians are high energy and positive so they can help get kids excited about joining a wrestling program.
Please forward all questions, resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org
Team BC Gear for the upcoming U17/U19 National Championships is now available for order. Please note that the sale closing date is March 15, 2020 (2:00 pm PTD). Any late orders will not be accepted to ensure delivery deadlines are met. All orders will be placed at the close of the sale.Expected order delivery date is approximately 2 weeks from the end of the sale.
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The 2020 BCWA Spring Camp is one of the best ways to prepare for the upcoming National Championships! Please note that the dates and location of this years camp have been changed. Please click on the link below to open the camp flyer:
Link to Camp Flyer
General Camp Information
March 16th-18th, 2020
Port Moody Secondary
300 Albert St., Poort Moody, B.C., V3H2M5
$125 Per Athlete
Registration must be completed through the online BCWA 2M database
All registrations must be completed online by March 15, by 11:59 pm
To register, click on the link below:
Link to Register: https://2mev.com/#!/events/bcwa-spring-break-camp
Please note that online registration will not be open until March 1st , 2020
Payment onsite will be considered late and will be subjected to a $25.00 late fee. If submitting payment onsite, credit/debit, cash or cheque will be accepted. Please make cheques payable to “BC Wrestling Association”. Please also complete the registration form included within the camp flyer at the top of the page.
*NOTE- only complete the form if registering late onsite*
Camp Head Clinician Contact:
Come and learn from the best, train with the best, and become the best!
NCCP Wrestling Competition Introduction Part A (Sport Coach) Training
“A joint partnership with ISPARC and Katzie First Nation's”
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Location: Katzie Youth Center, 10946 Katzie Road, Pitt Meadows BC
Who should attend: Coaches that are working with high school aged wrestlers and have a desire to become certified at the competition introduction level which would allow them to coach at various U19 events like the Nationals and BC Summer Games.
8:45 am (Registration – collection of fees and information for the NCCP locker)
9:00 am – 12:00 noon – classroom session
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Mat session (Location: Marcus Soares Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy: 11517 Kingston St Suite 105, Maple Ridge)
Registration: Email Gord Sturrock (email@example.com ) to get your name on the registration list and receive the pre workshop package.
Cost: $175.00 payable to BC Wrestling (can be payable at the workshop)
Deadline for registration: March 11, 2020
Facilitator: Gord Sturrock (Master Coach Developer)
This month marks the 10 year anniversary of when BC Sports Hall of Famer Chris Wilson carried the Olympic torch in Coquitlam, B.C.
"Wilson, who wrestled at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, jogged 300 metres south on Marmont Street before weaving through the crowded park and lighting the cauldron to cheers and chants of "Go Canada go!"
"I think it's really important for kids to find something they're passionate about, that they love, and work their butts off at it," he said, adding that sports changed his life.
(Above write-up retrived from the Province: http://www.theprovince.com/sports/2010wintergames/torch-run/rain+doesn+dampen+spirits+coquitlam+torch+relay/2550761/story.html)
Representing Canada at the Olympic Games, two World Cup Championships (in 1993 and 1994), a gold medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, as well as two World Cup championship medals (silver in 1991 and bronze in 1993), Wilson stands as one of the toughest B.C. wrestlers of all time.
The 2020 U17/U19 Canadian Wrestling Championships BCWA Sanctioning Registration is now available. For this years Championships, BC Wrestling will follow a NEW registration process relative to previous years. All BC wrestlers who wish to compete at the 2020 U17 / U19 Canadian Wrestling Championships, MUST FIRST be sanctioned by the British Columbia Wrestling Association through registering online through the 2M Interpodia portal. In order to be eligible for sanctioning from the BCWA, applicants must follow the guidelines and meet all of the criteria listed within the BC Wrestling Nationals Sanctioning Criteria & Procedure Form. See the form by clicking on the link below: