Five gold medals highlighted the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club’s impressive results at the Cougar Invitational meet held at Cowichan Secondary School on Dec. 13.
Owen Ketch and Ethan Giles of Queen of Angels School won the junior boys 60kg and 90kg classes, respectively, Hannah Tuplin of Chemainus topped the junior girls 51kg division, and senior boys wrestlers Kayden Dorma of Frances Kelsey and Jeevan Sall of Cow High took gold in the 63kg and 130kg classes, respectively.
Those five were among 15 medallists for the club at the annual event.
Rounding out the CVWC contingent in the junior boys division were Talon Hird (Q of A), second in 38kg; Daniel Larson (Q of A), third in 45kg; Aidan Tuplin (Q of A), third in 60kg; Victor Unicume (Q of A), fourth in 60kg; and Rowan Gillard (Drinkwater) sixth in 54kg.
Joining Hannah Tuplin in the junior girls division were Sydney Hall (Q of A), second in 34kg; Jacqueline Wong-Bates (Q of A), second in 51kg; Sarah Calimbo (Cowichan), second in 54kg; Tayah Poole (Q of A), second in 69kg; Grace Rhone (Q of A), third in 34kg; Helena Ellis (Q of A), third in 54kg; Ebonie Elliott (Q of A), third in 60kg; Paige Kora (Q of A), fourth in 43kg; Stephanie Mould (Q of A), fourth in 51kg; Zoey Harkness (Q of A), fourth in 60kg; and Mikayla Brennan (Q of A), fifth in 47kg.
Besides Dorma and Sall in the senior boys division, Jacob Berry-McKechnie (Cowichan) finished third in the 63kg class, Adam Smith (Cowichan) placed fourth in 58kg, Blair Robertson (Cowichan) was fourth in 84kg, Damian McCuaig-Jones finished fifth in 60kg, and Marley Munro was fifth in 84kg.
Two Cowichan Secondary wrestlers represented the club in the senior girls ranks: Rayne Hankins, who placed second in 74kg, and Andrea Morris, who finished third in 51kg.
Queen of Angels placed first in the junior girls team standings and fourth in the junior boys team standings. Cow High finished second in the senior girls team standings and fourth in the senior boys team standings.