Wetaskiwin hosts huge wrestling tournament Jan. 19

Wetaskiwin organizers expected up to 200 wrestlers ages 5 to 10 years

The Wetaskiwin Wrestling Club hosted a tournament Saturday, Jan. 19 called “Northern Lights Elementary Festival” with organizers expecting up to 200 wrestlers ages 5 to 10 years…tons of fun!

” The difference between how our wrestlers competed this weekend compared to the last makes us proud as coaches,” said Mike Spinney, head coach for the elementary division of the Wetaskiwin Wrestling team.

“At this age there is a lot of fun to be had in the wrestling room, but you can’t achieve results without having eager and competitive wrestlers….very proud of these young athletes.”


Gold medals were earned by William Weremy, Joey Coates and Malachi Shuffler. Silver: Jackson Garrett, Nathaniel Bishop, Sam Cross and Jesslyn Hetlinger. Bronze: Thomas Croteau-Trottier. 4th place: Kane Gaehring.

The matches for the above wrestlers consisted of two, two- minute rounds.

Wrestlers in the youngest group, “Primary Tykes,” received wrestling dog tags after completing all of their 90 second matches: Sophia Hetlinger, Connor Whitehead, Alex Weremy.


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