Williams Lake Wrestling CLub members (from left) Haleigh Stubitch

Williams Lake Wrestling CLub members (from left) Haleigh Stubitch

Six lakecity grapplers land provincial berths

Six members of the Williams Lake Wrestling Club have qualified to compete at the provincial championships this weekend in Duncan.

Six members of the Williams Lake Wrestling Club have qualified to compete at the provincial championships this weekend in Duncan.

The WLWC sent eight competitors to Prince George last weekend for the qualifying North Central Zone Championships.

“The way zones work is all athletes from grade 8 to 12 compete in the same division in different weight classes,” said WLWC president and head coach Sonia Conrod. “The top four boys and the top three girls qualify for provincials. Just making it to provincials in grade 8 is a huge accomplishment.”

Grade 8 grapplers Mikaela Lemon (75 kilogram) and Haileigh Stubitch (51 kg), both battled their ways to gold medals to qualify. Danielle Schultz, in the 47-kg weight class, despite an injury, still came home with a silver medal.

Makaela Haller, in the 57-kg division, just missed the podium taking fourth in her division.

“All of the ladies did amazingly,” Conrod said.

On the boys’ side Braden Conrod added another gold medal to his collection after sweeping through the 54-kg competition.

Grade 10 wrestler Adam Sutherland, who has just recently joined the club, competed in the 60-kg class taking sixth. Grade 12 wrestler Conlan Sprickerhoff, also in the 60-kg class, picked up a silver medal and a provincial berth.

Peter Fayowski also fought to a bronze medal in the 110-kg class to qualify.

“All in all the kids did exceptionally well and we are looking forward to provincials in Duncan this weekend,” Conrod said.

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