Killington Sports


Saturday June 7th Northern District YFC Field Day
Saturday, June 14th - 1230 - Roman Wall Show U10 / U13 / U17 / Ladies / 11½ / 13½ / AW
Saturday, June14th- 3.30 - Cumberland Show U10 / U12 / U15 / U18 /Girls U15 / Ladies Open / 12 / 14 / AW (£950 prize money)
Saturday, June 14th - Lowgill - 7pm - U7 / U12 / U14 / U16 / Girls / 12 / AW



The final of the Under 18/10st World Championship, Cumberland and Westmorland style, was inevitable as two young wrestlers at that age and weight have emerged from the crowd this winter and in the first action of the 2014 Grass Season. Sam Wilson of Kendal and Adrian Miles of Waberthwaite met in the Academy Shield and in a sparkling bout in the Under 18 Championship at the Northumberland Show. Wilson won the bout on the mats at the Shield competition, and Adrian Miles got the last twist in at the Northumberland Show, so honours were even when they took hold in the final at Killington.
Sam Wilson, in his exam year at Queen Katherine School, Kendal is having to do plenty of academic thinking, but he also finds time to think strategically about wrestling. The first bout was well planned: a good hold kept the usually quicksilver Miles under a measure of control. An inside-click did not finish him off, but put him off balance, where a swift twist finished the job. The second bout, however, showed no sign of planning, but was a bomb-burst of action and reaction as two fast lightweights at the top of their game sought the finishing twist. In the end Sam Wilson threw Miles back over for the winning throw and the Championship.

The Junior wrestling was so popular, and time so scarce, that single falls were necessary to complete the programme before darkness fell. Brothers Connor and Mark Wharton each won their age-groups, as they had at the Northumberland Show. George Wilson towered over the opposition in the Under 15s. Abi Marston, in the girls event continued her winning ways. And in a rare Under 21s event Ben Brocklebank hiped his cousin Daryl Hodgson in the final.

The youth wrestling was lively fun mainly, but the two men's events had a gravitas and extra bite with an influx of top wrestlers. At 13 stones John Harrington has had his work cut out to deal with the crop of good lightweights who have come through from the boys classes. In the 13st final Ben Brocklebank towered over him, but was thrust even higher when Harrington gained a good hold and lifted. Usually the next ploy is to throw the man even higher to try to extricate his legs before throwing him down. At Killington, Harrington feinted to do that but instead dropped his man suddenly onto his knees.
The Heavy weights was just that.....heavy....lowish in numbers but high in tonnage. The final brought two Kendal Academy wrestlers together, and Thomas Brocklebank felled Joseph Robson with some big twists.

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© Written by Roger Robson ..... © Photographs by Roger Robson, Jill Robson, Julian Richardson or Linda Scott (2014)


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Killington Sports
Event First Second Third
Under 9 Years C Wharton T Wilson T Greensmith
Under 12 Years M Wharton G Coulthard R Armstrong
Under 15 Years G Wilson P Denney G Thomas
Girls under 17 Years A Marston G Coulthard A Barker
Under 18 Years / 10 Stone World Championship S Wilson A Miles S Gorst
Under 21 Years B Brocklebank, D Hodgson T Gibson
13 Stone J Harrington B Brocklebank D Hodgson
All Weights T Brocklebank J Robson S Fleming
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