Carlisle Wrestling CluB Men's Points Competition


Sunday 2nd November Scottish Open, Bellcraig Community Centre, Glasgow G23 5QA, Juniors weigh in 9am to 10am. Numerous categories, male and female, at Under 15 Years, Under 21 Years and Seniors.
Friday 7th November - Wrestling Association Presentation Dinner at Low Hesket Village Hall Tickets £20 Juniors £10
Tickets from Alf Harrington Phone 01228 576675

The first men`s points competition of the indoor season at the Carlisle club took place on Wednesday with, unfortunately, a number of wrestlers absent. Richard Fox and Jack Brown, both stars of the grass season just ended, along with John Harrington and the Miller brothers, David and Keiran, were unable to attend.

Two of our younger wrestlers, Thomas Gibson and Ben Harrison, took the opportunity to try their hand against senior competitors and in the process gain some invaluable experience that will stand them in good stead for the future. Thomas had missed much of last season with a broken ankle sustained in a playground kick-about, while Ben is relatively new to the sport, having started to compete during this year`s grass season and immediately making his mark in the junior classes. So both were eager to test themselves, having spent the previous hour fine-tuning their back heel and buttocking skills under the tuition of Tom Harrington and Andrew Carlile along with fifteen other youngsters.

The lightweight section was a straight shoot out between Ben and coach Andrew Carlile, a double Champion this year. Not surprisingly experience was the winner.
The middleweights saw Thomas added to the list and again the exuberance of youth had to give way to experience though both youngsters are to be applauded for their efforts.

The heavyweights section was beefed up by the introduction of Jack Ewart and the substantial frame of Jimmy Hall. In the round robin system both Jimmy and Andrew had progressed through undefeated until the last bout of the evening paired them together. The first fall saw Jimmy use his strength and weight advantage, taking the hold and finishing off with a well executed left leg inside hipe. The second fall was a different affair as Andrew set about him with a barrage of attempted buttocks before Jimmy was able to reassert control and push the lighter man to the canvas.
Scottish Open 2014


There are two events of note in the next week.

This weekend, there is the Scottish Indoor Backhold Championships at Bellcraig Community Centre in Glasgow. The competition which starts at 10 o`clock on Sunday morning includes various weight categories at under 15, under 21 and senior level for both male and female wrestlers. The weigh-in for juniors is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and for seniors from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The following Friday we have our Annual presentation Dinner at Low Hesket Village Hall where we pay tribute to all our wrestlers and hand out the awards to the most successful over the last season. ........................Tickets are still available!


© Written by Alf Harrington


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Carlisle Wrestling Club Men's Points Competition
Event First Second Third
11½ Stone Andrew Carlile Ben Harrison  
13 Stone Andrew Carlile Thomas Gibson Ben Harrison
All Weights James Hall Andrew Carlile Jack Ewart

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