Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

Allendale and Torver Shows


Saturday 27th August - Newcastleton 12.00 - U13yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs /Ladies/ 12.5st / AW
Saturday 27th August - Bellingham 3.30 U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Novice / Ladies 10 st. World Championship / Ladies Open / 7st / 12st / 14st / AW
Saturday 27th August - Millom 3.00 U12yrs / U16yrs / Local U15yrs / U18yrs / Girls U17yrs / 12st / AW
Sunday 28th August - Grasmere 11.00 - U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Girls U15yrs / Girls U18yrs / Ladies 10st / Ladies AW / 11st World Championship / 12st / 13st / 14st / AW / Costume
Monday 29th August - Silloth 1.00 - U10yrs / U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Girls U17yrs / Ladies / 8st / 11½st / 13st / AW
Monday 29th August - Black Combe 3.30 - Boys U10yrs / U12yrs / U14yrs / U16yrs / U18yrs / Girls U12yrs / Ladies / 7st / 10st / 12st / AW
Wednesday 31st August - Ennerdale 2.30 - U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Ladies / 12½st / AW
Friday 2nd September - Rothbury 6.30 - U8yrs / U10yrs / U12yrs / U14yrs / U17yrs / U21yrs / Girls U16yrs / Ladies / 12st World Championship / 13½st / 15st / AW
Saturday 3rd September - Hesket Newmarket 2.30 - U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Ladies / Novice / 12½ st
Saturday 3rd September - Lowick 3.00 - U12yrs / U16yrs / U18yrs / Girls U17yrs / 12½st / AW
Saturday 3rd September - Harbottle 2.00 - U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Girls U15yrs / Ladies / Novice / 12yrs / AW
Sunday 4th September - Wolsingham 12.30 - U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Ladies / 11½st / 14st / AW
Sunday 4th September - Loweswater 3.30 - U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Ladies / 12½st / AW
Thursday 8th September - Westmorland Show - 14 st World Championship
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Allendale Show has one of the finest wrestling surfaces on the circuit, being part of the cricket ground. Fortunately it also has the scorer`s pavilion right next to the wrestling ring, and it came in really useful last weekend as the forecast heavy rain arrived in time for the wrestling.

Max Bates full buttocks Kane Pepper into a handstand

Despite the relentless downpour the hardy competitors put on a first class show for the meagre crowd. The usual busload from Rothbury enlivened the proceedings, though the majority of class winners came from the Carlisle club, Thomas Davidson being the exception.
Will Crozier (left) and Jack Brown at Allendale


Andrew Carlile kept the lively Joe Hale in check in the lightweights, but had to concede the head prize to Jack Brown in the middleweights. Brown, who has been on a hot winning streak lately, looked as if he could add to his total as he buttocked Joe Thompson in the first fall in the All Weights but Thompson tightened up on hold and dominated to win the next two falls.

Gosforth Show succumbed to the weather as the wrestling was abandoned.

Torver on Sunday had the added bonus of a contingent of Icelandic wrestlers, over in this country for a week or so to take in the sports at Grasmere as well as some of the Scottish Highland Games. They acquitted themselves well, none more so than Asmunder Asmundsson who beat Thomas Brocklebank with cross buttocks and followed that up by hiping triple Champion Graham Brocklebank to win the All Weights. Hjortur Stentersson picked up the lightweights and Marin Davidsdottir wrestled up to Ladies Champion Connie Hodgson in the female class. Ryan Armstrong grabbed a brace in the boy's classes and Matty Hodgson continued his good form with under 12 wins at both venues.
The coming week is the busiest of the calendar with no fewer than thirteen events spread over nine days. There are three Championships up for grabs –
The first ever Ladies ten stones at Bellingham, followed by the eleven stones at Grasmere and the twelve stones at Rothbury mart on Friday night. In amongst that there is a visit from Ben Fogle and the Countrywise program to Ennerdale Show on Wednesday.

(Written by Alf Harrington ..... © Photographs by Roger Robson, Jill Robson, Julian Richardson, Linda Scott or Webmaster {2016})


Allendale Show
Event First Second Third
Under 12 years M Hodgson M Bates K Pepper
Under 15 Years T Davidson O Mason M Hodgson
Under 18 Years T Gibson F Cansfield T Davidson
Girls Under 17 Years A Marston G Coulthard A Bates
Ladies G Coulthard A Marston A Bates
11½ Stone A Carlile Joe Hale J Cansfield
13 Stone J Brown A Carlile W Crozier
All Weights J Thompson J Brown A Carlile
Event First Second Third
Under 12 Years M Hodgson R Hodgson C Dickson
Under 15 Years R Armstrong J Gibson T Hodgson
Under 18 Years R Armstrong T Hodgson C Dickson
Ladies C Hodgson M Davidsdottir M Runarsdottir
11 ½ Stone H Stentersson T Hodgson J Gibson
13 Stone G Brocklebank M Freyne H Stentersson
All Weights A Asmundsson G Brocklebank G Logason

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