Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

Juniors make up for lack of Senior Wrestlers at alston, Langdale and Distington


Saturday July 7th - 1.30 - Skelton Show: U13yrs / U16yrs / U18yrs / Ladies / 11½st / 13st / AW
Sunday July 8th - 2pm - Haltwhistle Carnival: U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Ladies / Novice / 11½stn / 13½stn / AW

2018 Wrestling Venues
Alex Beston swings Tyson Benson at Langdale
Last week-end's wrestling gave a topographical cross-section of Cumbria: Alston Gala high in the industrial moorland of the Pennines; Distington Vintage Rally on the coastal plain near Workington; and between them in deepest Lakeland, Langdale Gala with Herdwick sheep and fell races. The common factor was the heat; at Langdale there were umbrellas everywhere, but not a lot of rain.

Once more there was a shortage of senior wrestlers made up for by the enthusiasm of the younger wrestlers. Rothbury and Carlisle wrestlers provided the entry at Alston. At Distington, Carlisle and Waberthwaite wrestlers vied with each other, and at Langdale, Kendal Academy had its big day; there were Hodgsons everywhere. Each event was also supported by local lads having a go, which is always welcome. After all, our wrestling has always been "Open to the World".
Aaron Younger of Rothbury continued his winning ways in the Under 12s, whilst his rivals for points fought it out at Langdale with Joe Charnley of Grassington coming out ahead of Rosie Hodgson of Dent. John Gibson of Low Hesket travelled to two venues and was rewarded by double success in the Under 15 Years at both places.
 Jack Brown presented with the middleweights trophy by Peter Thompson Tyson Benson lifts Ted Hodgson nearer to the sun

At Langdale three young wrestlers were evenly matched in both junior and senior wrestling. Tyson Benson, a local Langdale lad, who trains at Kendal, did best winning the Under 15s and the 11 stones, but pushed every inch of the way by Alex Beston. Ted Hodgson then took his turn by felling Beston in the final of the Under 18s. Although out-powered, Hodgson managed to sneak a win by a timely cross-click.
Beston, a big enthusiastic hiper and swinger, improved as the day went on and he managed to be runner-up in no fewer than four categories.

In the men's wrestling, Zak Singleton did well to win the Under 18s at Alston before going on to win the All Weights. But best of all was Jack Brown of Haydon Bridge, who won the middleweights at two events and topped it out with an All Weights win at Distington.

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Alston Gala
Event First Second Third
Under 12 Years A Younger C Renwick Josh
Under 15 Years J Gibson A Younger M Hodgson
Under 18 Years Z Singleton M Lamont M Hodgson
11½ Stones M Lamont C James J Gibson
13½ Stones J Brown A Little M Harrington
All Weights Z Singleton C James J Brown
Langdale Gala
Event First Second Third
Under 9 Years G Hodgson I Winder J-L Stainton
Under 12 Years J Charnley K Cardukes R Hodgson
Under 15 Years T Benson A Beston T Hodgson
Under 18 Years T Hodgson A Beston H Anderson
Girls Under 17 Years G Coulthard R Hodgson K Cardukes
Ladies Open H Hodgson G Coulthard R Hodgson
11 Stones T Benson T Hodgson H Anderson
13 Stones A Myers A Beston T Benson
All Weights G Brocklebank A Beston A Myers
Distington Vintage Rally
Event First Second Third
Under 12 Years B Gunn K Hall A Pickering
Under 15 Years J Gibson B Thompson M Hodgson
Under 18 Years H Wilson M Hodgson J Gibson
12½ Stones J Brown H Wilson J Harrington
All Weights J Brown S Stevens J Harrington
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