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Provincial Championships for Youth Wrestlers

Shane Smith

By Shane Smith

Olympic Style Wrestling in Pembroke Continued

Friday the 24th, 11 wrestlers form Pembroke joined Renfrew to send 47 athletes to southern Ontario to compete at the Provincial Championships in Milton, ON on the 25th.

Being the last tournament before we head to the Eastern Canadian Wrestling Festival in Niagara Falls our athletes have risen to the occasion once again. After spending many hours in an extremely hot gymnasium, Renfrew secured 3rd place overall for Bantam Girls, 1st place overall for both Novice and Kid Boys and Girls. Renfrew also received the Total Team Championship with more than 150 points ahead of the second place team.

In the photo are: Back row, left to right Tyler Fabian ( senior athlete ), Halley Ward (1st), Alexis Gaonon-Klentz (2nd), Owen Fabian (3rd), Jack Mahoney (3rd), Verginie Clement (2nd). Front row, left to right: Marc-Antoine Larouche (3rd), Jayden Gorr (2nd), Joshua Gagnon-Kletnz ( just off podium ), Cecilia Desjardiens (2nd) and George Dido (2nd).

Currently the Pembroke athletes practice twice a week at Jeanne-Lajoie. Next fall we are looking to open the wrestling practice to all Pembroke and area athletes. There will be information in the Pembroke papers in September.

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