BCWA is extending and expanding, province-wide, the restriction of all in-person wrestling activities effective from Monday, November 23, 2020 at noon to Monday, December 7, 2020 at midnight.
High performance athletes are not included in the wrestling activities restriction. To qualify as a high performance athlete, you must be:
-Identified by the Canadian Sports Institute Pacific and BCWA as a high
performance athlete and be a current registered member of BCWA.
-Already training in B.C.
-Continue to follow the BCWA Return to Play Phase 3 Guidelines.
All clubs must now provide a Club Safety Plan to BCWA prior to restarting. The Club Safety Plan must be readily available and provided to club members if requested. It is the responsibility of the club’s head coach to fulfill the Club Safety Plan requirements.
As a reminder, members of all ages must be current registered BCWA members to access BCWA programs and insurance. Last year’s BCWA membership had expired on August 31, 2020 and renewal is required to have a current BCWA membership.
PHO Public Orders
By order and direction of the PHO, all individuals, places of work and businesses in B.C. must significantly reduce social interactions and travel.
No social gatherings of any size with anyone other than your household or core bubble. For example:
Do not invite friends or extended family to your household
Do not gather outdoors
Do not gather in your backyard
Do not have playdates for children
Travel to, from and between regions for athletic activities like games, competitions, training and practice is restricted under this order.
Masks are now required for everyone in all public indoor settings and workplaces. People who cannot wear a mask or who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own are exempt.
Stay in and stay safe!
Congratulations to Jasmit Phulka for signing with the Iowa Cyclone Regional Training Centre!
"AMES, Iowa — The Cyclone Regional Training Center has picked up a big commitment. Kevin Dresser announced Monday that Canadian Olympic Team Member, Jasmit Phulka, will be joining up with the C-RTC as a resident athlete.
“We are very excited to add Jasmit to the Cyclone RTC,” Dresser said. “He comes to us as the number one guy in his country at 74 kg. He brings a reputation as a tireless worker and a guy who is only getting better. I know he will make all of those around him better. He will join us before the first of the year.”
“The Cyclone Regional Training Center is a perfect fit for me,” Phulka said. “I get great training partners and an awesome coaching staff that will get me to the next level. I cannot wait to book my ticket to Tokyo and represent the C-RTC at the 2021 Olympics.”
Phulka has cemented himself as a true contender on the world stage at 74 kg, regarded by many as the toughest weight class in all of wrestling at the moment. Most recently, Phulka took bronze at the 2020 and 2019 Pan American Games.
2018 proved to be a springboard for Phulka’s Senior Level career. Already a Canadian Cadet and Junior World Team member, Phulka won the City of Sassari Tournament, took third at the Mongolia Open and then finished runner-up at the Grand Prix of Spain. All three results came within a six-week span.
Phulka has represented the Canadian World Team over the past three years at 74 and 79 kg. He will be looking to secure the Canadians a spot at 74 kg in the 2021 Olympics at the World Last Chance Qualifier in April."
Above taken from: Cyclone News
It is the moment you have all been waiting for! BC Wrestling Association and Westsider Wrestling Club are proud to announce that Full Circle: Virtual Training will commence tomorrow! If you are interested in participating, ensure to sign up as soon as possible (review the informational pamphlet included in the link below). This exciting opportunity will be free for a limited time to all BCWA members. For more information, click on the following link: Full Circle
COMING SOON! BC Wrestling Association and Westsider Wrestling Club are excited to announce a new online training program that will premier Monday November 16th. Full Circle Virtual Training! This exciting opportunity will be free for a limited time to all BCWA members. Wrestling experience and equipment not needed.
The schedule for the online program is as follows:
ELEMENTARY (ages 5-12)
Tuesday and Thursday's from 5:00pm - 6:00 pm
HIGH-SCHOOL (ages 13-17)
Tuesday & Thursday's from 6:00pm - 7:00 pm
ADULT RECREATION (ages 18+)
Monday & Wednesday from 5:00pm - 6:00 pm
Anyone who is interested in participating must hold a BCWA membership. Additionally, as all virtual training will take place on zoom, the participant must be able to turn on their camera so that instructors can ensure a safe training experience.
HOW TO REGISTER
Shortly after emailing, you will receive a link to join in on the active fun! #stayinandworkout
BCWA is now restricting all in-person wrestling activities effective from Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 at 10 p.m. to Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 at noon, for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions.
British Columbia's top health officials have announced new COVID-19 restrictions for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions for a two-week period.
The new public health orders are in effect from Saturday night at 10 p.m. to Monday Nov. 23 at noon.
The new orders focus on social gatherings, travel, indoor group exercises and workplaces. Residents of the two affected health regions are being told not to engage in social interactions outside their immediate households, with the exception of weddings and funerals within conditions.
Dr. Henry strongly recommended that travel in and out of the Fraser Health region and Vancouver Coastal Health region be limited to essential travel only.
Indoor group fitness ordered to close.
Businesses and recreation centres have been ordered to stop holding indoor group physical activities for two weeks.
Indoor sports where physical distancing can't be maintained are suspended, though this does not apply to physical activities in schools.
Stay in and stay safe!
To best deliver programs to our members, we would appreciate for all of our members to participate in a short survey. The survey will assist in determining appropriate programs and activities for all BCWA members.
Please click on the link below to access the survey: BCWA Membership Survey
We thank-you for your continued dedication to the sport of wrestling.
In light of BC Wrestling Association's 50th anniversary, we want to feature you! Our members!
Last months feature highlighted Ashton Combdon, a hard working Cowichan Valley Wrestler. Overcoming almost 50 surgeries from the age of 2 to 13, Ashton's tenacious work ethic and love for the sport of wrestling secured him a silver medal at the 2020 BCSSWA Provinical championships. On and off the mats, Ashton works hard to build a sense of community within his team and larger community.
To learn more on Ashtons triumphs and the amazing feats he has overcome, click on the following link: CHEK - Ashton Combdon
Know Someone Who Should be Featured?
Whether you are in your first year of wrestling or an Olympic Champion, a coach or a parent, a referee or a drawmaster, the role you play in the wrestling community is irreplaceable. That is why BCWA would like to feature your stories and celebrate our association's rich history across all our media platforms!
If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please email BC Wrestling Association with a short write-up, image and/or video.