Wetaskiwin wrestlers earn medals

For the first time in years, Wetaskiwin Wrestling is offering an elementary program, with girls and boys from grades 1 – 6.

Pictured here are William Dormaar

For the first time in years, Wetaskiwin Wrestling is offering an elementary program, with girls and boys from grades 1 – 6.

Mike Spinney, who teaches at WCHS and was the former high school head coach for many, many years, has brought new life to the program by dedicating one day a week to coaching a group of almost 20 youngsters.

This past Saturday, 12 of the kids went to a Take Down Tournament hosted by the Edmonton Wrestling Club (take down, meaning no pins) where nine of the 12 received medals for their hard work. It’s been so rewarding to see them achieve success after only a month of weekly practices!

Also, this weekend (Nov. 27 and 28) is the annual Wetaskiwin Wrestling Classic featuring junior high (Friday night) and high school (Saturday with Elite in the afternoon).

Due to high school renovations, the tourney will take place in the Drill Hall.  Although the team has a very successful history of achievement, organizers are  continuously trying to build up numbers on the team, so new recruits are always welcome.

For more information, please contact coach Shane Rybak via email or by phone at 780-362-1155.


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