The 2014 Newfoundland Winter Games too place in Clarenville from March 1 to the 9th. Up to 1,500 athletes, officials and coaches, along with parents and volunteers came to the the town to be involved in the games. The provinces top athletes competed in many different sports, wrestling of course was one of the most popular.
Wrestlers from different regions of the provence showcased their talents and competed for provincial gold. Their was a great turn out of high- caliber athletes from all regions of Newfoundland and Labrador. Female and male athletes competed in respected divisions for team points. Everyone wrestled great, safe and fair. Congratulations to the winning regions and to all athletes who had the opportunity to compete. All teams showed great integrity, sportsmanship and represented their region with pride. It is nice to see so much enthusiasm and interest in wrestling in Newfoundland and Labrador. Thank you to all all athletes, coaches and volunteers involved in Wrestling at the 2014 Winter Games. You have strengthened this sport in our province. Keep training and participating!
Full results for Wrestling in The 2014 Winter Games available at: http://clarenville2014.com/wrestling-results
The School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador 2014 Provincial Wrestling Championships with take place in Roncalli Central High School in Avondale, NL on Friday February 21st – Saturday, February 22nd. The tournament will showcase Newfoundlands top wrestling talent in the junior high and high school divisions. There will be a great turn out of male and female athletes competing for gold, silver and bronze in their respected weight categories. A provincial banner will be presented to the winning male and female teams as well as a sportsmanship banner for each. Wrestlers must be from grades 7 – 12. There will be no elementary aged athletes competing at this tournament. There will be a banquet and awards ceremony that will take place after the tournament has concluded on Saturday, February 22nd. This will be a great weekend for provincial wrestling teams, athletes and coaches. Spectators are strongly encouraged to come out and watch Newfoundlands top wrestling athletes compete for provincial glory.
Official Weigh-Ins will be 4:00-7:00PM on Friday, February 21. Athlete weight classes are as follows:
MALE WEIGHT CLASSES – 36 kg, 38 kg, 40 kg, 42 kg, 46 kg, 49 kg, 52 kg, 55 kg, 58 kg, 62 kg, 66 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg, 78 kg, 82 kg, 86 kg, 95 kg, HWT
FEMALE WEIGHT CLASSES – 39kg, 41kg, 43kg, 45kg, 47kg, 50kg, 53kg, 56kg, 59kg, 62kg, 65kg, 68kg, 71kg, 75kg, 80+kg
If you are interested in registering an athlete or team please contact Mr Noel Strapp at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reregistration dead line is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th. There is a registration fee of $5 per wrestler and a cost for the banquet.
Safe travels and best of luck to all athletes and coaches participating. Wrestle hard, wrestle safe and have fun!
Updates and results of tournament will be posted when they becomes available.
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Last weekend the 2013 SSNL Avalon Wrestling Regional Qualifier took place in the Kenmount Park Community Center with a great turn out. With 5 male teams and 2 female teams, there were 35 athletes in attendance. In the male team total point standings, Roncalli Central High came in 1st place with 21 points , followed closely by Mount Pearl Senior High with 20 points. Roncalli Central High also came in first place in the female team total point tally. The qualifier showcased lots of skill from avalon region wrestlers with many hard fought matches. All participants wrestled very well and should be proud. Jack Gatherall from Mobile Central High School received an individual sportsmanship award as well as came in first in the 95kg weight class. Karen Cole represented Roncalli Central High very well as she was also awarded an individual sportsmanship award.
Great performances but all athletes in attendance. Good luck in your future matches.
For official results of this tournament please see the Results page.
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Matt Kippenhuck was chosen as the MUN Athlete of the Week for March 8 after his performance at the 2010 CIS Wrestling Championships in Calgary. Kippenhuck had a busy first day of the tournament; having to wrestle three matches on Friday. Kippenhuck was in tough early, as he was matched against eventual silver medalist Ryan Blake of McMaster. Kippenhuck would drop all matches on Friday, but not without a fight. Not giving up the fall in the first round of his matches, the Charlottetown, Labrador native wrestled through two rounds with each opponent. The fourth year competitor would then wrestle for 7th and 8th in Saturday’s match. Going up against Ben Rowbothan of Brock, a team with 13 CIS team titles, Kippenhuck knew his match was going to be tough, but not out of his reach. Wrestling through two rounds, Matt lost by points to result in an 8th place finish. Although the season ended in a sour fashion, Kippenhuck has shown many improvements in the competitive level of wrestling over the course of the year, and have gained the experience to make further improvements for next year.
Kippenhuck was later nominated for the Molson Coors St. John’s Athlete of the Month for February.
Matt Kippenhuck and Jon Smith of the Sea~Hawks wrestling team headed to the University of Calgary on March 4 to compete at the 2010 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Wrestling Championships. They claimed a spot at the nationals by finishing in the top two in their respective weight classes at the AUS Qualifying Meet in February.
Wrestling at his second CIS Wrestling Championships, Kippenhuck, a fourth year wrestler from Charlottetown, Labrador, wrestled at 68kg. While making his debut on the CIS Wrestling Championships scene, Smith, a rookie from Mount Pearl, wrestled at 130kg.
The championships got underway with preliminary rounds on Friday, March 5. Kippenhuck and Smith both wrestled three matches in the preliminaries. The results of those three matches determined what place they wrestled for on Saturday. Both Kippenhuck and Smith would loose all their matches on Friday, but not without a fight. Not giving up the fall in the first round of their matches, both Kippenhuck and Smith wrestled through two rounds with all their opponent.
This lead to Saturday, where both wrestlers were left to wrestle for 7th and 8th. Going up against Ben Rowbothan of Brock, a team with 13 CIS team titles, Kippenhuck knew his match was going to be tough, but not out of his reach. Wrestling through two rounds, Matt lost by point to accept 8th place. For Smith, he was up against his rival, Mike MacDonald of UNB. This was the third time this year Smith and MacDonald came head to head on the mat. Losing to MacDonald twice before Jon knew he had to wrestle tough. Taking this approach for his first round, Jon went out and won the first round 4-0. However, this wouldn’t be good enough to win the match with MacDonald coming back to win the second and third rounds to win the match 2 rounds to 1.
Both wrestlers saw many improvements in their level of wrestling over the course of the year, and have gained the experience to make further improvements for next year.