Registration is now open for the Western Canada Age Class Championships!
January 22nd-25th 2020
Envision Athletic centre
1384 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford, BC
Registration for the Age Class will take place on the 2M/Interpodia registration system. See the event registration link provided in the technical package below.
See the Technical Package Below for more details:
Link to Age Class Technical Package
Following the Age Class on Sunday January 26th, there will be the first ever BCWA Adult Novice open tournament and the Sixth Annual Cascade Classic Canada West Tournament. See technical package above for more details on these event schedules, registration details and hotel accomodations.
A huge thankyou to Tourism Abbotsford for sponsoring the event! To see upcoming events, outdoor adventures or accomodation opportunities, please visit Tourism Abbotsford's webpage at:
What better way to celebrate the holidays than a Christmas Wrestling Camp!
January 2-4th, 2020
Simon Fraser University- Central Gym
See event flyer for camp schedule.
$125 per athlete
$50 for Kids age 6-13
**BC Wrestling Card/Membership Requried
Please note that registration will take place on-site Thursday January 2nd from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. All athletes must sign in at the registration desk prior to attending the camp.
Click on the Button Below to see the Camp Flyer and Registration Form.
For more information, please contact BC Wrestling:
Phone: 604 737 3092
Community Coaching Wrestling Course (Kids Wrestling)
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Douglas College, New Westminster.
Gord Sturrock, Lyndsay Abdou.
8:45 am - Registration (meet in the gym)
9:00 am - Mat based activities (wear appropriate attire)
12:00 noon - lunch (on your own)
12:45 pm - Classroom (participants are responsible for having access to workbook and reference material shared electronically) - please bring a laptop or other device
4:30 pm - End Session
How to Register
Registrations must be sent in no later than December. 18 2019
Please send an email indicating you would like to take part in the workshop to:
A group of BC Wrestlers headed to Niagra Falls, Ontario this past weekend to compete at the 2019 Canadian Wrestling Trials! Starting off the action packed weekend, Brad Hildenbrandt won by fall in the the Greco-Roman heavyweight finals, overall placing first and setting him on the road to qualifying for the 2020 Olympics! Following the next day, Jasmit Phulka and Amarveer Dhesi followed suit by winning the Freestyle wrestling trials. Jasmit competing at the mens freestlye 74 kg divison, and Amarveer at the mens 125 kg division. All three wrestlers have taken the first steps in qualifying for the 2020 Olympics! The next steps in qualification will take place at the Pan-Am Olympic Qualification tournament in March held in Ottawa.
Coming in close, Aso Palani, Nishan Randhawa, and Justina Di Stasio placed second with back and forth finals matches. Overall, it was a true battle of the best in the country!
Putting up some fantastic performances, Ana Godinez and Darthe Capellan took home the bronze, along with a 5th place finish by Jacob Torres, and 8th place finishes by Amber Wiebe and Karla Godinez. As a team, Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club placed 5th overall at the tournament.
Congratulations to all those who competed, and best of luck in preparing for the next steps in qualification!
Monday night the Westsider Wrestling Club had some new participants. 20 players from the UBC Mens Rugby Team came out to train on the mat. Rugby and Wrestling are two sports that share a lot of the same athletic movements and many will argue that the best tacklers often come from a wrestling background. When UBC Head Coach Curry Hitchborn was asked about the experience, this is what he had to say:
“Wrestling and rugby are two sports that go hand in hand. It builds in a level of personal safety and resilience you don’t get it in a lot of sports. I actively recruit athletes with a wrestling background as I know that they will be better suited to the collision aspect of rugby. They are more kinaesthetically aware than a number of their peers as well as exhibit an incredible competitive streak. The work that goes into wrestling training plays a large role in the athletes onfield performance as well. Most often, this shows up in tackling technique, work at the breakdown and the set piece.
Wrestling offers numerous benefits. One being the environment. Being indoors allows for year round training and then the added benefit of working in pairs ensures no one gets lost and all the athletes are seeing tangible, skill building volume through safely engaging in pure competition. The benefits of wrestling are vast and being able to utilise the Westsider Wrestling Club will be essential to our programs overall success for the long term not only by training our current athletes but building in the next generation of future Thunderbirds in the classroom and on the field.”
We are looking forward to seeing more of the UBC Rugby Team wrestling. Hopefully this can be the start of more rugby players at all ages and skill levels taking to the mat.
If you have any questions about this program or Westsider Wrestling club,
you can call 604-779-7472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Registration is now open for the 2019 War on the Floor!
In order to participate, all athletes must have a BCWA membership card and must be registered into the tournament by December 12th, 2019 by 6:00 pm in the 2M/Interpodia registration system.
To register an athlete on the 2M Interpodia website, they must first have their BWCA membership and must be affiliated with a team. That means all coaches must complete their team set-up prior to the athlete registration! Once this is complete, click on the link below to register the athlete for the 2019 War on the Floor!
REGISTER HERE :https://2mev.com/#!/events/507-war-on-the-floor-2019
December 13th and 14th (see flyer below for exact times)
Pinetree Secondary School
3000 Pinewood Avenue,
Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7Y7
Technical Package/Event Flyer:
Click on either of the links below to open up either the Novice or Elite technical package for more information on the tournament (daily schedule, weightclasses, etc.)
Still need to Create your Club? Click on the link/blue box below to view the Step by Step guide!
Coaches! Your team must be created on the the 2M/Interpodia system or else your athletes will be unable to register for the War on the Floor, and will be ineligible to compete. Your club is likely already created, but you will need to log on and complete the registration.
BC Wrestling Association recognizes that many coaches may be experiencing difficulties in navigating this new system. Thereby, next week we will be holding open office hours in which coaches may either call in or come in to the BC Wrestling Office to get some hands on help!
For those coaches who are unable to come in, please either call our office or the Interpodia registration database help team:
Interpodia Email: email@example.com
Interpodia Phone: 1-866-606-2638
Open Office Hours:
December 9th: 1 pm-7pm
December 10th: 9am-4pm
December 11th: 9am-4pm
December 12th: 9am-4pm
Fortius Burnaby Location
Suite 3014-3713 Kensington Ave Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7
Once at Fortius, you will need clearance to access the office. Thereby, please either email or call our office before arrival!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
We look forward to competition day!