Gym packed for elementary meet

More than 200 athletes from throughout the Cowichan Valley took part in an elementary school wrestling tournament in February.

More than 200 athletes from throughout the Cowichan Valley and one Nanaimo school took part in an elementary school wrestling tournament at Duncan Christian School in February.

The attendance numbers for the meet, hosted annually by the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club, were about 70 wrestlers higher than they were in 2015, with five new schools represented.

The day featured more than 30 matches on four mats.

“There was excellent sportsmanship and enthusiasm shown by all athletes and coaches,” CVWC elementary coach Rick Bryan said. “Spectators were supportive. There were no issues or complaints reported.”

Bryan thanked the CVWC parents and volunteers, as well as Duncan Christian School, for making the meet possible.

Group winners included Maggie Preston (Cobble Hill), Aysia Millar, (Cobble Hill), Natalia Geldart (George Bonner), Hannah Hofmann (Bonner), Dani Doherty (Duncan Christian), Breann Findlater (Bonner), Hannah Tait (Bonner), Grace Fusick (Bonner), Chelsea Hickey (Cobble Hill), Lucy Street (St. Joseph’s), Ciara Peter (Duncan Christian), Emma Koltronis (Aspengrove), Laura Nguyen (Drinkwater), Chloe Siddals (St. Joseph’s), Sage Culp (Aspengrove), Chloe Foster (Drinkwater), Heidi Stagemann (Mount Prevost), Oscar Smith (Cobble Hill), Carter Zuback (Queen of Angels), Ramone Zuria (Cobble Hill), Isaiah Boudreau (Prevost), Zach Simon (Q of A), Jordan Buscaino (Drinkwater), Kaiden Lewis (Bonner), Brin Slydell (Prevost), Diego Guevara-Mix (St. Joseph’s), Ethan Mellings (Q of A), Logan Harris (St. Joseph’s), Evan Mayer (Prevost), Kalan Hammond-Rota (Bonner), Thoran Koyote (Prevost), Ethan Jamy (Bonner), Spencer Young (Prevost), Wyatt Taron (Bonner), Max Wolf (Q of A), William Zwaan (Cobble Hill), Nolan McAuley (St. Joseph’s), Tauri Friesen (Bonner), Andre Lauzon (Bonner), Korbin Weir (Prevost), Chaas Mearns (Lake Cowichan), Joran Branting (Q of A), Dylan Battye (Tansor), Rocco Spong (Prevost), Will Rithal (Q of A), Frazer Wilmott (Q of A), Jordan Gage (Aspengrove), Kai Poole (Q of A), Josh Grier (Duncan Christian), Owen Mackenzie (Q of A), Connor Hengstler (Q of A), Jacob McClusky (Q of A), and Jameson Hengstler (Q of A).

 

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