Results 2005

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The 2005 Grass Season of Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling ....

......was a year for youth, with no fewer than eight of the most prolific winners in senior men's events under the age of twenty. The number of senior wrestlers who regularly turn out to compete is probably at an all time low, but wrestling has been sustained by a vintage crop of youngsters coming out from the academies, and the enthusiastic participation of novice wrestlers. Ambleside Sports, on a dismal day, had one of the biggest entries for many a year for the Heavyweight Championship. Alwinton Show had so many wrestlers that two rings had to be used to cope. On the same day Wasdale Head Show had only three regular wrestlers taking part.
Alan Coulthard and Joe Lowery
Leading the charge of talented youngsters is John Harrington of Bewaldeth, who had a vintage year. He won four times as many events as any other wrestler. His wins included two championships and a Grasmere title. He travelled far and wide and was capable of felling anyone, so not surprisingly he came away from the CWWA Presentation Dinner with three points trophies for the year.

For the first time Girls and Women’s wrestling became a standard feature of wrestling events, and Tracey Hodgson of Dentdale virtually monopolised that category.

Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Statistics 2005

Events

Fifty-seven events affiliated to the Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association in a season which began with the Southern Area YFC Field Day on 21st May, and ended on the 22nd October at Buttermere Show. Thirty-seven were in Cumbria, thirteen in Northumberland, four in Scotland, two in Durham and one in Lancashire.

Academies

Four academies at Carlisle, Kendal, Milnthorpe and Waberthwaite affiliated to the CWWA. A new academy at Rothbury started up in October.

2005 RESULTS

WINNERS
MEN
Wins
WINNERS
Boys
Wins
John Harrington Bewaldeth
40
Daniel Ewart Westward
17
Graham Brocklebank ...........
10
Joe Harrington Kirkbampton
16
Alan Walton Haltwhistle
10
Graham Benson Langdale
15
Thomas Brocklebank Warton
8
Watchai Noimai Anthorn
15
A Carlile Carlisle
8
Graham Brocklebank Warton
14
Darren Whitfield Rothbury
8
Scott Brocklebank ............
11
Richard Fox Hethersgill
7
Richard Dixon Lessonhall
10
David Atkinson Carlisle
6
Sam Wilkinson ............
7
David Barnes Dearham
5
Jack Brown Langley on Tyne
6
Richard Dixon ............
4
Stuart Mason Milnthorpe
6
Joe Threlfall Preston
4
Richard Walton Haltwhistle
6
Richard Walton ...........
4
Jack Ewart Westward
5
Graham Benson ..........
3
Ben Brocklebank Warton
3
Jason Davidson Rothbury
3
Paul Murray Arlecdon
3
Matthieu le Dour Brittany
3
Finn Healey Tynemouth
2
Joseph Robson Grayrigg
3
Jake Hodgson Dentdale
2
John Taylor Glasgow
3
Joe Thompson Alston
2
Richard Younger Ponteland
3
23 others
.........
1
Carl Clark Arlecdon
2
............
Girls
Simon Hamilton Capheaton
2
Tracey Hodgson Dentdale
6
Joe Harrington .............
2
2 others
...........
1
Robert Leiper Stamfordham
2
............
Women
Robert McNamara East Kilbride
2
Tracey Hodgson ...........
11
J Milburn ...........
2
Donna Thompson Alston
2
12 others ...........
1
2 others
...........
1
WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIP
WINNERS
All Weights
Robert McNamara
Ambleside Sports
15 Stone
Robert Leiper
Forestburngate
14 Stone
Joseph Robson
Cumberland Show
13 Stone
Alan Walton
Millom and Broughton Show
12 Stone
John Harrington
Yetholm Show
11 Stone
John Harrington
Great Eccleston Show
10 1/2 Stone
Andrew Carlile
Skelton Show
Under 18
Richard Dixon
Dalston Show, Carlisle
Under 18/ 10 Stone
Richard Dixon
Alwinton Show
Under 15
Graham Brocklebank
Carlisle Vintage Society
Under 15/ 8 Stone
Adam Ridley
Slaggyford Allendale Show
Grasmere
Champions
Grasmere Sports
Guinness
Trophies
N/A
Richard Fox
N/A
Cumberland Show
Matthieu Le Dour
N/A
Ambleside
Joe Harrington
N/A
Grasmere
Richard Dixon
N/A
Keswick Show
John Harrington
N/A
Egremont Crab Fair
CWWA
Points
Trophies
Under 12
Daniel Ewart
...........
Under 15
Watchai Noimai
...........
Under 18
Joe Harrington
...........
11 1/2 Stone
John Harrington
...........
13 Stone
John Harrington
...........
All Weights
John Harrington
...........

Written by © Roger Robson. Photographs by © Roger Robson, Julian Richardson or Linda Scott (November 23rd 2005)

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