Emmitt Giesbrecht takes down an opponent during Western Canadian age-group wrestling championships in Abbotsford earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo wrestlers win gold at Westerns

Samuel Colyn and Emmitt Giesbrecht win their divisions at tournament in Abbotsford

Nanaimo Wrestling Club were hard to pin down at the Western Canadian championships earlier this month.

The local club sent a contingent to Westerns, held in Abbotsford, and Nanaimo wrestlers came back with two golds, two silvers and a bronze.

Samuel Colyn battled hard to win gold in his 63-kilogram division, noted a club press release, while Emmitt Giesbrecht dominated his 41kg category to claim gold.

Colby Young took silver in the 110kg division and Kaleb Simpso earned silver in 48kg competition.

Maggy Meier showed grit to take bronze in her division.

“Maggy’s precious experience with other combat sports showed through at this tournament,” noted Darren Colyn, coach, in the press release. “With greater technique and development she can accomplish great things in wrestling.”

Provincial championships will be held in Port Alberni in March.

For more information about the Nanaimo Wrestling Club, search Facebook or visit https://sites.google.com/view/nanaimowrestlingclub/home. For information about next season, e-mail nanaimowrestling@gmail.com.

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