The North Fraser Rapids wrestling team picked up multiple medals during the weekend at the Kamloops Age Class Wrestling Tournament.

The North Fraser Rapids wrestling team picked up multiple medals during the weekend at the Kamloops Age Class Wrestling Tournament.

Grapplers bring home hardware

The North Fraser Rapids Lake City secondary wrestling team sent a contingent to Kamloops during the weekend.

The North Fraser Rapids Lake City secondary wrestling team sent a contingent to Kamloops during the weekend for the Age Class Wrestling Tournament.

Seven students — six elementary, one high school and one injured teammate who came to cheer her team on — were on the mats competing.

In the elementary division, the North Fraser Rapids brought home four gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal, while in the high school division claimed a gold medal.

In the elementary division Kai Pare, one of the club’s youngest members, swept through her weight class and marched away with the gold medal with no points scored against her.

Devyn Barr took the mat for her first tournament and first year in wrestling and won a gold medal.

Colin Llewellyn, another young grappler for the Rapids, picked up a silver medal, while Simon Llewellyn, wrestling in a tough weight class, brought home the bronze medal.

Tanner Scaiano, meanwhile, pulled off an ankle lace for the first time to win the gold medal, also with no points scored against him throughout.

Kalub Scaiano, swept through his matches to win the gold medal with four points scored against him.

In the high school division, Grade 9 wrestler Tyleen Scaiano — again with no points scored against her — grappled her way to the gold medal.

“Tyleen came to the mat with 100 per cent dedication and love for the sport of wrestling,” said her coaches Tyler Scaiano and Ian Pare.

“She has been on the mat for four years and has big plans to work hard towards going to nationals this April.”

The team, meanwhile, thanked its coaches for coming out to the tournament and for their time in practice.

The North Fraser Rapids are new to Lake City secondary and are encouraging any athletes to come out and give wrestling a shot, whether it be elementary- or high school-aged kids.