A group of 11 wrestlers from British Columbia traveled to Mongolia for a wrestling experience of a lifetime. The athletes participated in a high volume training schedule, and had to be mentally focused and tough. It was great to see the athletes dig deep and push through the training load. All athletes that attended had an incredible experience through wrestling, culture, food and company.
Special thanks to Former Mongolian National Team coach Lhamsuren Naidan (Sama) who has been working alongside the BC Wrestling Association to make these amazing training opportunities possible for our athletes.
Each athlete was asked to write a short paragraph about the trip, here is some of what they had to say. "Some of my favorite parts of the trip were training in 5 different clubs/places and meeting so many wrestlers." - Stephanie Mould.
The team not only got to experiene Mongolia from inside the wrestling room but also from a little exploring. "My favourite part of the trip other than the practices was getting to experience a piece of their culture through the events and opening ceremonies at the Nadaam festival." Marquesis.
Thank you to the coaches that took our athletes on this incredible trip to Mongolia, it gave our BC wrestlers an experience of a lifetime. "it was awesome definitely would come back again!" - Owen Martin.
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Five wrestlers from BC have just returned from a 10 day trip to Japan. These BC athletes were part of a group of 15 elite wrestlers from accross Canada. They attended training sessions, battled in dual meets, experienced Japanese culture in schools and homestays, and toured the beautiful country.
The team partook in three different dual meets, the first one took place in Morioka where the team walked away with 12 wins and 4 losses. The second meet ended with 8 wins and 6 losses for the Canadians. The third dual meet the team wrestled against the third-ranked team in Japan and held their own. Not only did the athletes get to compete against Japanese teams they also got the opportunity to train alongside them during practices held after the dual meets.
While they were in Japan they got to take in all the sights and sounds. Visiting Hiraizumi, Tsukiji Fish Market, a Buddhist temple that was built in 1277, as well as a Yushima Seido Temple. They were also lucky enough to experience a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and watched a traditional Geisha dance performance.
This trip was a huge success and gave these BC athletes an experience of a lifetime.
This past week the Westsider Wrestling team held a camp for kids 5 to 12. They had a great turnout of 27 kids who were ready and eager to learn new wrestling skills. Throughout the camp the kids learned and practiced the fundamentals of wrestling through drills and games. By the end of the camp the kids had advanced in their skills and were looking forward to their next opportunity to wrestle. Thank you Westsider Wrestling for putting on a great camp for the kids.
Alberni Wrestling held their annual summer camp from July 11th to the 14th, the development camp targeted elite athletes. The turnout was high, 80 athletes came from all over the lower mainland. With the help of world calss clinicians, the athletes have grown and sharpened their skills, making them well prepared for the upcoming competitions.
The succesful camp has been running for over 30 years! Congratulations Alberni Wrestling.
It is the rebirth of wrestling in Chilliwack. Head coach Bill Brooks, a former University Of Alberta wrestler, starts a free summer program with hopes of getting enough interest to become a competitive program for the fall. The free period of the program is 10 weeks long, from July 19th through to September 25th.
Practice runs on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Landing Sports Centre on 45530 Spadina Avenue
There is no experience required and is open to all kids between grades 6-12.
For further inquiries please contact, Bill Brooks
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The Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club men's team faced off in Calgary, Alberta for the Canada Cup capturing four gold medals! Darthe Capellan dominated the 57kg division defeating all his opponents by tech (10 point superiority) securing the gold medal. Jasmit Phulka (74kg), Brad Hildenbrandt (125kg) and Nishan Randhawa (97kg) all conquering gold medals in their respective weight classes. Capturing a silver medal was Aso Palani in the 61kg weight class. Junior wrestlers Jacob Alexander Torres (65kg) and Karan Dhillon (85kg) both placed sixth.
On the women's side, junior wrestlers Ana Godinez (62kg) and Victoria Seal (53kg) bring home silver medals along with Alexia Seal who won the bronze medal in the 50kg weight class. The senior aged athletes also performed well, with Amber Wiebe (53kg) placing third, and Karla Godinez (57kg) who placed fourth in 57kg round robin. Great performance by Justina Di Stasio who brings home the silver medal in the 76kg weight class.
Congratulations to all the athletes of the Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club on their performance at Canada Cup.
Local wrestlers compete at world team trials this past weekend in Calgary, Alberta. Congradulations goes out to Jasmit Phulka for securing his spot on the Senior World Team at 79kg. Aso Palani and Karla Godinez both placed third at 61kg and 55kg respectively, followed by Jacob Alexander Torres who took fourth at 70kg
The Senior World Championships are to be held on September 14th in Kazakhstan. Best of Luck to all our BC Athletes.
UFV Cascade Wrestling Team will be competing in 2019-2020 U Sport Canada West Conference. This is the UFV Cascade Wrestling Team's Seventh Season as a Canadian Post-Secondary Freestyle Wrestling Program.
The University of the Fraser Valley Athletic Department will be providing opportunities for UFV students to train and compete in wrestling in 2019-2020. UFV wrestlers will compete in Canada West Tournaments (Alberta Golden Bears Invitational, Calgary Dino Invitational, 7th Annual Cascade Classic and Canada West Championships) along with the U Sports National Championships.
Contact Program Coordinators Jim Mitchel (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 778-878-3459) or Ron Sweeney (email: email@example.com, phone: 604-856-0765) for more information on the UFV Cascade Wrestling Team.