Final Senior Points Results for the INDOOR SEASOn at Carlisle Wrestling Club


Saturday 24th March - Waberthwaite Open Night in the village hall -
Ages: Under 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 years. Weights: 6st, 7st, 9st, 10½st, 12st, 13st, All Weights and Ladies.

Saturday 31st March - Kendal Open Night.

Bonny Prince Charlie could win battles but lost the war. At Carlisle Wrestling Club, in slightly less romantic circumstances, the same applied in all three wrestling categories of the Senior Points Competition. The campaign started earlier than usual in October and continued monthly till this week.

 Jack Brown (facing) takes hold of Andrew Carlile last night at the Points Night, with referee Peter Thompson


In the lightweights, Jack Brown had been unbeaten, but fatally, missed one of the sessions, which meant that Andrew Carlile, who had been second to him on each occasion, was level on points. When the two of them met in the round-robin system Brown gained a good hold, hoisted his man on a hipe and flung him on his back. David Miller flings younger brother Kieron at Langdale last year



That, normally, would have been that, but David Miller was wrestling with skill and passion, and felled Jack Brown when they met, so there had to be a wrestle-off for first place. This time Andrew Carlile attacked off the right hip and threw his man to win the Lightweights Points Trophy for the Winter season. In the middleweights, Andrew Carlile was already ahead by a country mile, which was just as well, for David Miller wrestled brilliantly to win the round-robin unbeaten.

In the All Weights section, two young heavyweights stood out from the crowd. Jack Ewart knew that he had to beat Jimmy Hall to have a chance of winning the Points Trophy. They are both big lads: Ewart tall and lean; Hall significantly heavier. When they met, Ewart lost some hold and turned into his man, surely a fatal move. But against all odds, and using a desperate last minute hank, Ewart brought his man down to the mats by the closest of margins. That meant that the two young heavyweights were exactly level on points after six competitions, and a sudden death wrestle-off ensued.

This time Jimmy Hall got a good hold of his man, gave him no wriggle-room, and twisted him down to the mat to win the coveted Points Trophy which will be presented, along with all the Junior Points Trophies, next Wednesday when the club holds its last winter session. Summer is coming fast.

The precarious position of prestigious open air events in the wettest region of England is well illustrated by the demise of Pooley Bridge Sports and Keswick Sports, two of the big-four events which staged running, wrestling and hound-trailing in the midst of the Lakeland Fells. Grasmere continues strongly but by adapting towards a showcase for the Lakes rather than just a sports meeting. Only Ambleside, the youngster, continues the sporting mix as before with a perimeter track for running and cycling, as well as the fell-races, hounds and wrusslin.

They have had their wet years and precarious financial moments, so it is good to report the launch of the "Ambleside Sports Association Scholarship Scheme". The remit of the scheme is "helping those who want to participate in competitive sports…..The Association is particularly keen to support, and will give priority to Individuals who are under 21 and Resident in the Lakes Parish Council and Taking part or wanting to take part in Traditional Lakeland Sports." At the launch of the scheme at an Ambleside hotel, guests were treated to a sparkling demonstration of wrestling skills by a group of young Kendal Academy wrestlers. Anyone interested in applying for support of their wrestling career should go to their web site:

Carlisle Wrestling Club - Senior Points Night
EventFirstSecondThird Fourth
11½ Stone A Carlile J Brown D Miller K Miller
13 Stone D Miller A Carlile J Brown K Miller
All Weights J Ewart J Hall J Brown D Miller
Carlisle Senior Points Night Winners for 2011 / 2012
11½ Stone Andrew Carlile
13 Stone Andrew Carlile
All Weights Jimmy Hall
Written by © Roger Robson. Photographs by © Roger Robson, Julian Richardson or Linda Scott (2012)

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