CVWC hands out the hardware

Having completed the provincial championships, where they collected three medals and six top-six placings, the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club took an evening to honour its top athletes.

Named as the club’s Most Outstanding Wrestlers were Nolan Mitchell and Andrea Morris, who edged out fellow nominees Jimmy Wyld, Kayden Dorma, Chelsea Warke and Molly O’Donnell for the honours.

At the recent provincial championship in Prince George, Mitchell won a gold medal for the third straight year, while Morris, a Grade 9 student at Queen of Angels, picked up a silver.

The other nominees didn’t leave the ceremony empty-handed. Wyld and O’Donnell received the Heart awards, where the other nominees included Dorma, Adam Smith, Hannah Tuplin and Stephanie Mould.

Dorma and Mould were presented with the Most Improved awards. Also nominated were Wyld, Morris, Hannah Tuplin and Ryan Kuruvita.

Hannah Tuplin and Daniel Wanner were named Rookies of the Year. Other nominees for standout freshman were Smith, Mould, Damian McCuaig, Haele Ferguson and Wynn Rederberg.

Aidan Tuplin and Olive Kiruiruo picked up the Sportsmanship awards. Wanner, O’Donnell, Warke and Aydan Claus were also nominated.

Owen Pite, the club’s lone graduating wrestler, was honoured along with Rayne Hankins with the Inspirational/Leadership award. Mitchell, Morris, Warke and Jeevan Sall joined them as nominees.

Pite was the CVWC’s lone high school senior this season and is moving on after eight years with the CVWC. Head coach Nick Zuback also recognized Pite’s father, John, who served as president for the last five years, and, along with his wife, Maria was a driving force in making the 2013 provincial championships in the Cowichan Valley a big success.

The season isn’t quite over yet, as the club will send 10 wrestlers – Mitchell, Morris, O’Donnell, Kiruiro, Wyld, Dorma, Kuruvita, Warke, Sall and Claus – to the national championships in Guelph, Ont., early next month.

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