'The wrestlers who came to the competition from Carlisle had a great day and did exceptionally well.'

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Friday 7th November - Wrestling Association Presentation Dinner at Low Hesket Village Hall Tickets £20 Juniors £10. Tickets from Alf Harrington Phone 01228 576675
Wednesday 12th November Carlisle Wrestling Club Junior Points Night
Wednesday 19th November Carlisle Wrestling Club Men's Points Night

The comment was from Gordon Mackie the organizer of the event; And the wrestlers were Jack Brown and Alfie Story who both come from the Hexhamshire area and train at Carlisle Wrestling Club.
Little and large: Jack Brown hipes his travelling companion Alfie Story at Stanhope Show this yearThe competition was the Scottish Open Indoor Backhold Wrestling Championships held in Glasgow's Bellcraig Community Centre.
The Scots use a pool system and then cross-ties, wrestling best-of-five all the way, so the competition was long-drawn out and stamina sapping. Despite this, the English invaders kept going through all the bouts and came away with multiple wins.
Alfie Story, aged fourteen, gained his main success in the Under 15 Years/8½st when he felled Sam McRory of the Carnoustie Wrestling Club. After that in higher weights and ages, he gained four second places, beaten in the final each time by Ben Johnstone of the Hamilton Wrestling Club. A lightweight wrestler who will have to wait for his true potential when he reaches the men's events in a few years time. Story is a master of survival and defence because he is so often meeting bigger opposition. At Eskdale Show he did not win events, but gained more applause and surprise falls than any other wrestler.
Jack Brown, applauded by the actor Robson Green, after winning the 11st Championship at Powburn.

Jack Brown, the CWWA 11st World Champion at the age of nineteen, had an even better day, winning all four of the weights he was allowed to enter, including the Open events at 11½st and 13st. His main problem was some wheeziness from a recent lung infection, but he showed off his full repertoire of chips and particularly his hipes. The Scots obviously appreciated his skills, for he returned home with a trophy for Best Overall Performance. His job as a farrier has prevented him from attending some midweek events, but has furnished him with extra muscle power this year.
Other wrestlers well known south of the Border had their successes, particularly Frazer Hirsch and Ryan Dolan, who met in the final of the 15½st Open final. Dolan also went on to win the Open All Weights competition, which is all appropriate as he is our 15½st and All Weights Champion, too.

The time and place of our premier winter event, the Academy Shield hosted by Waberthwaite Academy, has been fixed for Saturday, 29th November at Bootle Station Village Hall, so all the academies must turn their attention to picking, and sometimes finding, teams to represent them at the event and turn up to be weighed in at 7pm.

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

 

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