Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

Graham Brockledbank takes the 15 Stone Title.


Saturday September 23rd - Langholm Show CANCELLED
Saturday September 30th - 3pm - Upper Redesdale Show - U10yrs / U13yrs / U16 yrs / Girls U16yrs / 13St / Ladies / AW
Saturday September 30th - Eskdale Show

George Wilson wins the last fall of the day against Sam Wilkinson
For Graham Brocklebank of Warton, last week was a bruised and battered affair, but when the dust, or mud, settled, he must have had a satisfied smile on his face.

There were two main challenges: his local Westmorland Show with its big ring, big money, big entry and massive crowd, including Prince Charles; and then  Jack Ewart lifts Graham Brocklebank, with difficultytwo days later a much more intensive event, the 15st Championship at Egremont Crab Fair, wrestling stripped to its essentials.

A battered champion, Graham Brocklebank, with the CWWA President, Jimmy Pringle

At the Westmorland Show he won two events, the 13 stones and 14 stones, and still did not receive the best wrestling award, which went to Jack Brown who was pulling off great throws throughout the wrestling programme. The two met in the 13 stones final, and it was typical of their closely fought encounters. First, Brocklebank took a strong hold and back-heeled Browns long legs. Then, Brown hit back with an unexpected buttock to level the score. The decider went Brocklebank's way when he gained a strong hold and twisted to win.

The two of them met in the first round of the Championship at Egremont and a galvanised Prince Charles with the Under 15 Years prizewinners: Robbie Bulloch, Ryan Armstrong and Thomas Davidsonbout ensued. The first was a typical grab for hold and a twist, but the second bout was special when Brocklebank twice dived intensively round his man for hold before twisting down. In the semi-final he met his old rival Richard Fox and another sudden buzzing round for hold and a hipe.

The final saw him matched with local wrestler, Dylan Fleming of Bootle, who gave Brocklebank pause for thought before a buttock off Fleming's back-heel attempt settled the matter, and Graham Brocklebank was once more a worthy 15st Champion.

At Kendal Thomas Davidson again confirmed a year of improvement, and gained the best boy wrestler award. He was hiping and hanking with the best, and fully deserved being awarded the Under 15 Years trophy from Prince Charles. George Wilson gained a wonderful double when he won both the Under 18 Years and the Men's All Weights.

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Westmorland Show
Event First Second Third
Under 12 Years T Wilson J Charnley R Hodgson
Under 15 Years T Davidson R Armstrong R Bulloch
Girls Under 17 Years G Coulthard R Hodgson K Cordukes
Under 18 Years G Wilson C Whitfield P Denny
Ladies Open C Hodgson G Coulthard H Hodgson
11 Stones and Under 21 Years S Wilson M Kirkham T Hayhurst
12 Stones J Brown A Carlile J Harrington
13 Stones G Brocklebank J Brown B Brocklebank
14 Stones G Brocklebank B Brocklebank J Brown
All Weights G Wilson S Wilkinson T Brocklebank
Egremont Crab Fair
Event First Second Third
Under 12 Years A Spedding T Clark H Naylor
Under 15 Years H Wilson J Gibson M Hodgson
Under 18 Years H Wilson M Hodgson J Gibson
Ladies G Coulthard L Wilson S Price
11½ Stones J Harrington M Kirkham H Wilson
13 Stones J Brown M Kirkham J Harrington
15 Stones Championship G Brocklebank D Fleming R Fox
All Weights R Fox J Brown J Harrington
Thropton Show
Event First Second Third
Under 10 Years R Mackay J Edmundson L Mason
Under 13 Years W Hindmarsh M Bates W Ayliffe
Under 15 Years T Davidson O Mason W Ayliffe
Under 18 Years F Cansfield T Davidson O Mason
Girls Under 15 Years A Hindmarsh H Dennis A Davidson
13 Stones C Carlyle T Davidson F Cansfield
All Weights C Carlyle F Cansfield C Barrass
Ladies Open A Hindmarsh A Bates H Dennis

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