5 Wrestlers out of 5 Medal at Hants East tournament
Results of the Hants East Rural High tournament.
The senior boys placed third overall with only 3 wrestlers. Our 3 grade 10 boys were led in the senior boys’ division by Nathan Danquah, who was dominant in each of his matches, winning the GOLD. He was slightly over his 85 kg class and wrestled up in the 100 kg class. Alex Otto was spectacular, almost ousting the eventual winner in a tough match that he was leading vs a grade 12 boy from AV, until getting caught from a throw. He was great in his other two matches, eventually winning the BRONZE medal match in the extremely tough 69 kg class. Tristan Parker had a good showing in the senior boys’ 63 kg class winning the BRONZE in a tough weight class behind two AV grade 12 students. With more time on the mat Tristan will surely be one of the top wrestlers in his weight class this year; he is a natural.
Brisnel Etou was the class of the field in the junior high 58 kg division, being upset in one match, vs his opponent from Horton, that he was in total control until losing in a fall after a scramble. He won his other matches in a very offensive showcase of athleticism and skill winning the SILVER. As a grade 8 student, he will be the one to watch this year in his division.
Our lone female competitor was team captain Alex Ondo, who won the SILVER in the senior girls’ division after losing in a fall while in control of the match with her very tough opponent from Forrest Heights. This match up will be a tough matchup throughout the year. Alex left the wrestling tournament and went to her final rugby training session, in preparation for her rugby trip to New York with the Nova Scotia team.
With such an early tournament, we left the majority of the team home due to to so many new wrestlers and inexperience. Although we have a very young team there is excellent potential for significant growth and great success.
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