Williams Lake Wrestling Club members Klay Pare (from left)

Williams Lake Wrestling Club members Klay Pare (from left)

Young grapplers show skills at year-end tourney

The Williams Lake Wrestling Club’s elementary school grapplers invaded 100 Mile House March 7 for their year-end tournament.

The Williams Lake Wrestling Club’s elementary school grapplers invaded 100 Mile House March 7 for their year-end tournament.

“Our elementary program is amazing,” said WLWC president and head coach Sonia Conrod.

“These little guys have worked so hard throughout the season.”

WLWC team captain and Grade 10 coach Braden Conrod also travelled with the team, Sonia noted, adding he is their biggest fan.

“It’s incredible to watch these athletes transform, on and off the mat,” she said.

“And we’re really looking forward to next season.”

On the girls’ side Grade 2 wrestler Klay Pare, at 23-kilograms, had no competition in her division, however, took on Grade 4/5 grapplers above her weight class to compete.

“She was absolutely amazing,” Sonia said.

“She won all her matches and brought home the gold medal.”

Tyleen Scaiano, a Grade 6 competitor, also won all her matches to win a gold medal.

For the boys it was Simon Llewellyn (Grade 1), Kalob Scaiano (Grade 3) and Nathan Preston (Grade 6) all picking up gold medals for the WLWC.

Grade 7 Darian Atkins, meanwhile, facing some tough competition, battled to a silver medal.

“All the kids had a great time and I couldn’t be more proud of them,” Sonia said.

“They won with dignity and lost with dignity.

“They showed what the sport is all about and had fun doing it.”