Elementary wrestling program wraps up season

The Wetaskiwin Wrestling Club’s elementary program wrapped up its season with a final practice on Jan. 31.

The Wetaskiwin Wrestling Club’s elementary program wrapped up the season with a final practice on Jan. 31. The wrestlers were given swag bags and lots of encouragement to come back next season.

The Wetaskiwin Wrestling Club’s elementary program wrapped up its season with a final practice on Jan. 31. Coaches Mike Spinney and Cari MacDonnell are already encouraging the young athletes to come back next year for another fun season to further their skills.

“To start at a young age we hope to get them excited about the sport of wrestling and to hopefully keep them interested so they keep wrestling and grow our junior high and high school teams,” said Spinney.

The goals of the program housing Kindergarten to Grade 6 wrestlers is to introduce and develop skills and individual characteristics in the sport of wrestling, as well as teach motor and combative skills using different drills, says Spinney.

Spinney and McDonnell see some of the younger students coming into the program as a result of exposure from older siblings.

“Every so often we get a brother/brother or brother /sister combination in our sport which always has helped the program. Usually, but not always, the younger of the two seems to excel a bit more as trying to outperform the other or just looks up to the older and wants to be better,” said Spinney.

By having a program for younger students Spinney says the hope is to get them excited about the sport and keep them interested enough to graduate them to the junior high and senior high school teams.

The Wetaskiwin Wrestling Club elementary program is only two years old and each year gains new comers.

“We will probably restructure the program next year to advance some of the older elementary to more practices. Right now we only run once a week which is good for the younger grades,” said Spinney.

 

Just Posted

Cow feeding economics for the 2019-20 winter season

Keep in mind prrice and availability of feed

Boat and trailer purchase necessary, hears county council

Several departments needed a better boat says CAO

Hot Habanero jelly good for a get-together

Homemade applesauce recipe in this week’s kitchen

First Nations given max compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

2016 ruling said feds didn’t give same funding for on-reserve kids as was given to off-reserve kids

Branco, Blatz-Morgan win City of Wetaskiwin by-election race Sept. 11

Branco records 761 votes, Blatz-Morgan 688: unofficial results

Fashion Fridays: 10 effortlessly stylish items for fall

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Red Deer Rebels drop preseason tilt to Tigers 5-3

Rebels fail to score after three first period goals

Canada Post has unfair advantage in distributing flyers: news group

Crown corporation argues newspapers, private operators deliver majority of flyers in Canada

Western Canadian Baseball team, stadium coming to Sylvan Lake

The Town announced they are finalizing an agreement to have a WCBL team in the future sports park

Sylvan Lake’s rainbow crosswalk defaced with homophobic message

The crosswalk was repainted Thursday morning to remove traces of the spray-painted words

Mounties lay secrets-law charges against one of their own

Cameron Ortis has been charged under the Security of Information Act

Canadian bobsledder Kaillie Humphries files lawsuit in bid to race for U.S.

Two-time world champion wants to expedite release from national team after filing harassment claims

Absent Trudeau is main target in leaders’ first election debate

Vying for third place, both NDP and Green leaders paint Liberals and Tories as establishment parties

Moose breaks into Fort St. John school district office

Conservation officers found the animal and determined it was fine, ‘all things considered’

Most Read