11 Wrestling Events in 8 days


Thursday September 13th - 1.30pm - Westmorland Show - U12yrs / U15 / U18 / Girls U15 / Girls Open / U21yrs & 11st / 12st / 13st / 14st
Championship / AW.
Saturday Sept. 15th - 2pm Egremont Crab Fair 2.00 U12 / U15 / U18 / Girls /1 1½ st / 13st Championship / AW
Sunday Sept 16th - 2.15pm Borrowdale U12 / U15 / U18 / Girls / 11½ st / 13 st / AW

I am dizzy with wrestling, or at least with watching it.

From Bellingham to Wolsingham eight days elapsed with eleven highly successful wrestling events:

Here is a sample: Crosby Ravensworth in the mud; James Hayhurst cruises through the youth events, and Stuart Mason of Milnthorpe, a rare competitor these days won twice.

Grayrigg in the evening sunshine with two young Bretons, Mael Cambot and Florian Perret winning the 9 stones ahead of the local star Sam Wilson. Another Breton, Gurvan Salaun, won the 13stones, while John Harrington won his second weight of the day. Joe Threlfall picked himself up from a surprise failure at Crosby Ravensworth to win the All Weights from the local hero, Joseph Robson.

Rothbury Mart hosted an exceptional night of wrestling intensity and drama, helped by £1800 in prizemoney and the crowded tiers of spectators round the old mart ring safely clothed with wrestling mats and bales of straw. Two Breton brothers showed their class in contesting the 11st final. Jason Davidson raised the roof when he attacked Joe Threlfall in the All Weights final, but Threlfall weathered the storm. Best of all was Jack Brown when he won the final fall of the 13stones with a remarkable counter with his long legs widespread and stiff inches above the mats as he twisted to win.

At Hesket Newmarket the youngsters ruled as they poured into the ring to compete. Carlisle Wrestling Club's reputation for bringing out well honed youngsters was seen in the skills of mark Wharton and Kieran Miller.

Twenty-three entries for the Under 12 Years at Loweswater Show speaks for itself. And Adrian Myers from Langdale glowed in his success at 12 ½ stones.

Finally, at Wolsingham the United Nations had a meeting…. in the wrestling ring: Bretons, Icelanders, Scots and the English all added to the wrestling fun. Congratulations to Peter Eythorsson who flew in from Iceland for a wrestling weekend, and won the 14 stones.


Results ( * signifies 'not eligible' for The Victor Ludorum 2012)

Crosby Ravensworth Show .....

Event First Second Third
Under 10 Years Jacob Threlfall J Gibson T Hodgson.
Under 13 Years J Lashley Jack Threlfall J Wilson
Under 16 Years J Hayhurst J Bellamy G Wilson
Under 18 Years J Hayhurst F Barnet A Singer
Girls C Hodgson J le Bloas  
13 Stone S Mason J Harrington G Reid
All Weights S Mason I Villette F Sewell.

Grayrigg .........

Event First Second Third
Under 10 Years T Hodgson A Harker Jacob Threlfall
Under 12 Years H Wilson J. Harker J Gibson.
Under 15 Years A Singer J Lashley G Wilson.
Girls U 15 Years E Wilson N Guy A Harker.
U 18 Years M Atkinson B Brocklebank J Brown
Ladies C Hodgson J. le Bloas K Brown..
9 Stone M Cambot F Perret S Wilson.
11½ Stone J Harrington E Salaun G Salaun
13 Stone G Salaun B Brocklebank S Mason
All Weights J Threlfall J Robson S Mason.

Rothbury Mart .........

Event First Second Third
Under 8 Years M Bates Jacob Threlfall R Hodgson
Under 10 Years G Singer T Hodgson Jack Threlfall
Under 13 Years G Wilson A Storey J Gibson.
Under 16 Years J Hayhurst J Bellamy S Wilson.
Girls U 16 Years L Singer S Gwily T Bertram.
Under 21 Years J hale J Brown J Hayhurst.
9 Stone M Cambot Joe Hale S Wilson.
11 Stone G Salaun E Salaun J Brown
13 Stone J Brown A Carlile J Harrington.
15 Stone A Ord J Hale D Barnes
Ladies Open C Hodgson J le Bloas  
All Weights J Threlfall J Davidson A Ord
Best Performance U 21 Years J Hayhurst    
Best Performance Overall J Brown    

Hesket Newmarket .........

Event First Second Third
Under 12 Years M Wharton J Wales G Coulthard
Under 15 Years L Lister T Wales C Gwalkin.
Under 18 Years K Miller L Lister P Potts.
Girls J Williamson K Harrison G Coulthard.
Novices T Fletcher J Thorneycroft S Coburn
12 Stone Harrington P Potts S Coburn.

Wolsingham .........

Event First Second Third
Under 12 Years G Singer T Hodgson B Barnes.
Under 15 Years A Singer G Wilson S Wilson.
Under 18 Years J Brown B Brocklebank A Singer
Ladies C Hodgson J le Bloas E Raine.
11 Stone J Brown M Cambot L Loxq.
12 Stone J Harrington J Brown G Reid.
14 Stone P Eythorsson J Harrington F Hirsch
All Weights Ord P Eythorsson J Hale.

LOweswater .........

Event First Second Third
Under 9 Years M Astley K Armstrong C Wharton
Under 12 Years A Watson J Green H Wharton.
Under 15 Years T Hodgkinson-Webb A Price K White.
Under 18 Years Farmer L Grove J Welford.
Girls H Wharton J Wharton  
12½ Stone A Myers P Barnes P Murray.
All Weights J Wharton C Farmer A Myers.

Written by © Roger Robson. Photographs by © Roger Robson, Julian Richardson or Linda Scott (2012)


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