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Regional wrestlers see success at Churchill Classic tournament

Posted on February 15, 2024 by admin

By DC Walters

In Jr and Sr High Amateur Freestyle wrestling this weekend, wrestlers from Southern Alberta taught a few Calgary grapplers a lesson at the Sir Winston Churchill Classic Tournament, Feb 9-10. Hundreds of enthusiastic spectators watched competition taking place on six different wrestling mats. Wrestlers from Lethbridge, Stirling, Raymond, Cardston, Taber, and Medicine Hat flexed their muscles with city teams in Calgary.

In the Sr High Boys 72kg category, Kade Walters placed 1st overall and scored 18.0 team points. Round 1 – Kade Walters (Stirling High) won by technical fall (10-0) over Atals Baraniski (James Fowler). Round 2 – Kade Walters (Stirling High)  won by tech fall (TF 10-0) over Parv Kapil (Lester B Pearson). Quarterfinal – Kade Walters (Stirling High)  won by tech fall (TF 10-0) over Felix Poole (Sir Winston Churchill). Semifinal – Kade Walters (Stirling High) won by pin (Fall in 1:47) over Archit Jain (Sir Winston Churchill). 1st Place Match – Kade Walters (Stirling High)  won by pin (Fall 1:02) over Elrayane El Alaoui (Ernest Manning).

Sr High Girls 53kg Shanaëlle Zumbach placed 2nd and scored 7.0 team points. Round 1 – Shanaëlle Zumbach (Raymond High) won by pin (Fall 0:56) over Serina Polzcer-Lum (Crescent Heights). Round 2 – Shanaëlle Zumbach (Raymond High) won by pin (Fall 0:22) over Flo Rivera (Sir Winston Churchill). Round 3 – Shanaëlle Zumbach (Raymond High) won by pin (Fall 1:17) over Cosima Tan (John G Diefenbaker). Championship Bracket – Shanaëlle Zumbach (Raymond High) won by pin  (Fall 2:40) over Danica Godwaldt (Sir Winston Churchill). 1st Place Match – Liana Such (Crescent Heights) won by pin  (Fall 2:45) over Shanaëlle Zumbach (Raymond High).

Sr High Girls 82kg Cienna Henry placed 3rd and scored 3.0 team points. Round 1 – Kayel LaBelle (St. Francis) won by pin (Fall 0:19) over Cienna Henry (Raymond High). Round 2 – Maeve Maguire (St. Timothy) won by pin (Fall 1:18) over Cienna Henry (Raymond High)  Round 3 – Cienna Henry (Raymond High) won by pin (Fall 0:46) over Lexie Forsyth (Central Memorial).

Sr High Girls 44kg Caitlyn Mora placed 4th and scored 3.0 team points. Round 1 – Caitlyn Mora (Raymond High) won by decision  (Dec 8-4) over Kate Domstad (Rundle Academy). Round 2 – Caitlyn Mora (Raymond High) won by pin  (Fall 3:53) over Brandy Le (Lester B Pearson). Round 3 – Alyssa Nasrollahi (Sir Winston Churchill) won by pin (Fall 3:47) over Caitlyn Mora (Raymond High). Championship Bracket – Ella Ragusa (Rundle Academy) won by pin (Fall 1:02) over Caitlyn Mora (Raymond High). 3rd Place Match – Alyssa Nasrollahi (Sir Winston Churchill) won by pin (Fall 3:55) over Caitlyn Mora (Raymond High).

Sr High Girls 57kg Lauriane Zumbach’s placed 5th and scored 2.0 team points. Round 1 – Olivia Mathezer (Henry Wise Wood) won by tech fall (TF 12-0) over Lauriane Zumbach (Raymond High). Round 2 – Lauriane Zumbach (Raymond High) won by pin (Fall 1:12) over Isabella Chen (Sir Winston Churchill). Round 3 – Lauriane Zumbach (Raymond High) won by tech fall (TF 10-0) over Annika Sawchuk (Lester B Pearson). Consolation Bracket – Lauriane Zumbach (Raymond High) won by piin (Fall 2:11) over Hailey Wittebrood (James Fowler) 5th Place Match – Lauriane Zumbach (Raymond High) won by pin (Fall 1:00) over Mona Mohamed (Sir Winston Churchill).

Sr High Boys 62kg Jayden Jensen placed 12th and scored 3.0 team points. Round 1 – John Vanlal (Lester B Pearson) won by technical fall (TF 10-0) over Jayden Jensen (Raymond High). Consolation Round 1 – Jayden Jensen (Raymond High) received a bye. Cons. Round 2 – Jayden Jensen (Raymond High) won by pin (Fall 1:23) over Boei Sampok (Forest Lawn). Cons. Round 3 – Jayden Jensen (Raymond High) won by  pin (Fall 1:30) over Jacob Cajudo (Lester B Pearson). Cons. Round 4 – Gabe Blondeau (North Trail) won by tech fall ( 12-0) over Jayden Jensen (Raymond High).

Sr High Boys 59kg Wilson Michel .. Round 1 – Wilson Michel (Raymond High) won by pin (Fall 0:43) over Carter Lepage (James Fowler High). Round 2 – Wilson Michel (Raymond High) won by tech fall (TF 11-0) over Jessie Vadnais (Cardston)  Round 3 – Wilson Michel (Raymond High) received a bye. Round 4 – Sameer Khan (Lester B Pearson) won by injury default over Wilson Michel (Raymond High) (Inj. 2:13). Round 5 – Wilson Michel (Raymond High) won by pin (Fall 0:32) over Adeeb Samadi (Lester B Pearson)

Sr High Girls 57kg Jessica Froese scored 0.0 team points. Round 1 – Lola Tipouikidis (William Aberhart) won by pin (Fall 1:48) over Jessica Froese (Raymond High). Round 2 – Atarjot Baidwan (Nelson Mandela) won by decision  (Dec 8-3) over Jessica Froese (Raymond High). Round 3 – Sky French (FFCA-South) won by pin (Fall 3:36) over Jessica Froese (Raymond High)

Jr High Boys 57-61kg Keanan Reynolds placed 2nd and scored 6.0 team points. Round 2 – Keanan Reynolds (Stirling) won by pin  (Fall 3:03)  over Lucas Hachey (Cochrane Cowboys). Round 3 – Austin Calingay (Calgary Zone) won by tech fall (11-0) over Keanan Reynolds (Stirling). Round 4 – Keanan Reynolds (Stirling) won by pin  (Fall 0:29) over Jack Swingler (Spartan WC). Round 5 – Keanan Reynolds (Stirling) won by pin (Fall 0:27) over Sheldon Schnitzler (Spartan WC).

Jr High Boys 60-64kg Jaxon Caldwell placed 3rd and has scored 4.0 team points. Round 2 – Harsh Johal (The ROC WC) won by tech fall (TF 10-0) over Jaxon Caldwell (Stirling).  Round 3 – Jaxon Caldwell (Stirling) won by pin (Fall 0:38) over Nav Samra (FFCA-North). Round 4 – Jaxon Caldwell (Stirling) won by pin  (Fall 0:34) over Tyson Barr (Spartan WC). Round 5 – Silas Gergi (Spartan WC) won by decision  (Dec 10-6) over Jaxon Caldwell (Stirling).

Jr High Boys 69-76kg Tyler Lawton placed 3rd and scored 4.0 team points. Round 1 – Tyler Lawton (Stirling) won by pin over Leighton Hope (Med Hat). Round 3 – Apollo Doucette (Cochrane Cowboys) won by pin (Fall 1:06) over Tyler Lawton (Stirling). Round 4 – Tyler Lawton (Stirling) won by decision (Dec 4-2) over Ethan Bibus (Calgary Zone). Round 5 – Christian Bevans (Westwind WC) won by pin (Fall 0:41) over Tyler Lawton (Stirling).

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