Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

We have arrived



We have arrived. After months of detailed preparation, this is the week-end when International traditional wrestling comes to Cumbria in the form of the IFCW European Espoirs Championships in Backhold and Gouren Wrestling.

Tonight (Friday) the Mayor of Penrith will host a Civic Reception for the competitors, officials and some far-travelled supporters from Iceland, Scotland, Brittany, Austria, Spain, and Hungary. On Saturday he will open the championships in the Sports Hall at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith, to launch two days of competition. Free entry opens the event to anyone who wishes to view the action.

Meanwhile, preparations for the this year’s wrestling season made a big step forward with the allocation of CWWA Championships by the Governing Board.

Last year, Jack Brown won a hugely successful All Weights Championship at the Cumberland Show. This year he will have to defend his title at the other major County event, the Westmorland Show in September.

Both Grasmere and Ambleside, the most traditional of our sports meetings host major championships this year. Two championships in two days over the August Bank Holiday Week-end will tempt the Bretons to continue their support of our wrestling when they come over at the busiest part of our calendar. Eskdale in West Cumbria celebrates its 150th Show this year and will have the Ladies 10st Championship to enhance its programme.

The first championship of the year is imminent: Andrew Carlile will defend his 11st title at Hethersgill on the May Bank Holiday. Get dieting, lads.

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