Erne Wrestling Clubs had a successful trip to the Cavan Cadet and Junior Wrestling Championships last month.
The competition draws wrestlers from across Ireland and Erne wrestlers shoe, claiming seven golds, six silvers and two bronzes.
Golds went to Reece Simpson, Matthew Maguire, Alex McKenna, Eoin Connolly, Corey Nethercott and Conal Sweeney. Silvers went to Christy Sweeney, Alfie Lucy, Darragh Love, Kieran Maguire, Lewis Hamilton and the clubs’ first competitive female wrestler, Shannon McElroy. Bronze went to Callum St Ledger and Max Reid.
Louie Simpson, Josh Reid and Luke McManus wrestled tough all day long, but came up short this time in their first real competitive endeavour.
Stand out wrestlers on the day were Reece Simpson and Corey Nethercott. Simpson was in a competitive division taking on boys he has wrestled before in different parts of the UK and Ireland including outstanding wrestlers from Cavan and Carrickfergus.
Nethercott earned his first competitive gold winning in the finals with a cradle pin to end the match.
Coaches Keith Simpson, Coin Reid and Bruce Irwin were kept busy running from mat to mat to keep up with all of the matches. Erne Wrestling entered what was likely the biggest squad to the competition with great support from parents and fans.
The club is now in final preparations for their annual St Patrick’s Festival of Wrestling. This year it will be held on Saturday 18th March in the Omagh Leisure Centre and is open to the public. Entry is free and all are welcome to cheer on these dedicated athletes of Olympic Freestyle Wrestling.
Posted: 1:22 pm March 12, 2017