Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

Icelanders and Bretons provide challenges to local wrestlers at 8 events


Thusday August 30th - 12.45pm - Crosby Ravensworth: U13yrs / U16yrs / U18yrs / Ladies / 13st / AW
Friday August 31st - 6.30pm - Rothbury: U9yrs / U12yrs / U14yrs / U17yrs / U21yrs / Girls U16yrs / 11½st / 13½st / 15st / AW / Ladies 10½st / Ladies AW
Saturday Septeber 1st - 3.15pm - Hesket Newmarket: U10yrs / U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Ladies / 12½st / AW
Saturday September 1st - 3pm - Lowick: U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Ladies / 11st / 13½st / AW
Saturday September 1st - 2.30pm - Harbottle: U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Girls U15yrs / Ladies / Novice / 12st / AW
Sunday September 2nd - 3pm - Loweswater: U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Ladies / 12½st / AW
Sunday September 2nd - 12.30 pm - Wolsingham: U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / Ladies / 11½st /14st / AW

2018 Wrestling Venues

This was a strange and amazing week for Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling with eight busy events, two championships, and a saturating, hypothermic day at Grasmere. The Icelanders, briefly, and the Bretons, in a prolonged stay, provided numbers and standards to challenge our own wrestlers.

Wrestlers at Grasmere

Jack Brown with the 12st trophy at the Holm Show

Ben Brocklebank back-heels Jack Brown in the 13st Championship final at GrasmereJack Brown had an exhausting two days when he won the 12 stonestitleat the Holm Show, followed by a double at Bellingham the same day; and then a day of hard work at Grasmere when he wrestled up in no fewer than four finals without ultimate success. One of those finals was against Ben Brocklebank for the 13 stones Championship. In the semi-final Brocklebank had the closest of bouts against former champion, Richard Fox. For the first fall he buttocked Brown by the ears. For the second fall, Fox managed to leg-up buttock the long legs of Brocklebank, only to lose the decider to an inside-hipe. Brocklebank then won the final in straight falls with a low buttock and finally a back-heel.

Breton visitors

One of the themes of the week was a sort of rear-guard action by some top local wrestlers to keep the "furriners" at bay. The Bretons were all highly skilled and numerous in both female and male categories.
Most of the work was done by Andrew Carlile and John Harrington, both of whom added to their Grasmere titles.
Andrew Carlile at Keswick

On the Bank Holiday Monday at Silloth and Keswick, I lost count of how many last minute hipes and twists gave success to local wrestlers. But at Silloth no-one could completely control Hugo Chonavel who was awarded the trophy for the best performance. At Keswick it was John Harrington who was awarded the Guinness Trophy for the best wrestler.

In the female wrestling it was Connie Hodgson who held the line against five clever Bretons. In the week she accumulated six victories, and the only time she was bested was in the Grasmere All Weights by her own sister, Hannah. Little sister, Rosie, also did well with regular wins at Under 12 Years.

(Written by Roger Robson ..... ©All Photographs on this site are the copyright of Roger Robson, Jill Robson, Julian Richardson, Linda Scott or Webmaster. Unauthorised usage is forbidden {2018} ©)
Grayrigg Show
Event First Second Third
Under 9 Years Ben Dodgson Bobby Stewart John Lucas Stainton
Under 12 Years Rosie Hodgson Myles Stainton Philip Hall
Under 15 Years Alexander Beston Thomas Wilson Myles Stainton
Under 18 Years Tangi Moal Alexander Beston Matty Hodgson
Girls Under 17 Years Lea Quillien Rosie Hodgson Enora Fedieu
Ladies Connie Hodgson Heidrún Fjóla Pálsdóttir Léa Quillien
11½ Stones Hélouri Coail Gurvan Le Meur Kári Ragúels Vidisson
13 Stones Graham Brocklebank Gwenhaël Cissé Hugo Chonavel
All Weights Thomas Brocklebank Graham Brocklebank Joseph Robson
Holm Show Newcastleton
Event First Second Third
Under 13 Years Aaron Younger John Lucas Stainton Johnathan Wharton
Under 15 Years Ted Hodgson Johnathan Wharton Aaron Younger
Under 18 Years Mark Wharton Thomas Davidson Tangi Moal
Ladies Connie Hodgson Léa Quillien Aziliz Rolland
12½ Stones Champioship Jack Brown Gwenhaël Cissé John Harrington
All Weights Thomas Gibson John Harrington Andrew Carlile
Bellingham Show
Event First Second Third
Under 12 Years Rosie Hodgson Aaron Younger Harry Crocker
Under 16 Years Gus Singer Ted Hodgson Matty Hodgson
Under 18 Years Matthew Lamont Gus Singer Gurvan Le Meur
Novices Julien Rault Hugo Chonavel Gwenhaël Cissé
Ladies 10 Stone Connie Hodgson Aziliz Rolland Morgane Philippe
Ladies AW Connie Hodgson Aziliz Rolland Léa Quillien
7 Stone Max Bates John Lucas Stainton Maksim Guillou
12 Stone Jack Brown John Harrington Gwenhaël Cissé
14 Stones Jack Brown Hélouri Coail Julien Rault
All Weights Jack Hale John Harrington Jack Brown
Millom and Broughton Show
Event First Second Third
Under 10 Years H Lowery F Geldard W Winder
Under 12 Years M Benson T Dennison L Allonby
Local Under 15 Years J Southward T Benson N Pitts
Under 16 Years J Southward N Pitts T Benson
Under 18 Years R Albion N Pitts T Hayhurst
Ladies M Dobson J Benson  
12 Stones T Hayhurst M Kirkham R Albion
All Weights D Fleming M Kirkham W Rothery
Grasmere Sports
Event First Second Third
Under 12 Years Rosie Hodgson A Younger Myles Stainton
Under 15 Years G Singer T Wilson N. Pitts
Under 18 Years Z Singleton M Lamont R Armstrong
Girls Under 15 Years R Hodgson K Cordukes E-A Stainton
Girls Under 18 Years Léa Quillien G Coulthard Enora Fedieu
Ladies 10 Stones Connie Hodgson Léa Quillien C Salaun
Ladies Open H Hodgson Connie Hodgson C Salaun
8 Stones M Hodgson F Cairns M Bates
11 Stones A Carlile Gurvan Le Meur M Kirkham
12 Stones J Harrington J Brown G Neilsen
13 Stones Championship B Brocklebank J Brown R Fox
14 stones G Brocklebank J Brown Gwenhaël Cissé
All Weights T Brocklebank J Brown S Wilkinson
Silloth Carnival
Event First Second Third
Under 10 Years B Stewart John Lucas Stainton  
Under 12 Years Rosie Hodgson Myles Stainton B Stewart
Under 15 Years T Hodgson J Gibson M Hodgson
Girls Under 15 Years Rosie Hodgson M Harrison  
Under 18 Years E Robson T Moal R Armstrong
Under 21 Years Hélouri Coail E Robson Gurvan Le Meur
Ladies Open Connie Hodgson H Hodgson L Quillien
12 Stones Hugo Chonavel A Carlile Tangi Moal
13½ Stones J Harrington A Carlile Hugo Chonavel
All Weights D Barnes Hugo Chonavel Gwenhaël Cissé
Event First Second Third
*Under 10 Years H Bateson A Fox W Burgin
Under 12 Years Rosie Hodgson L Carter M Benson
Under 15 Years T Benson M Hodgson J Gibson
Under 18 Years E Robson T Moal J Gibson
Ladies Connie Hodgson H Hodgson G Coulthard
11½ Stones J Harrington A Carlile Hélouri Coail
13 Stones A Carlile Julien Rault J Harrington
All Weights J Harrington Gwenhaël Cissé Julien Rault
Ennercdale Show
Event First Second Third
Under 12 Years Rosie Hodgson A Fox T Adams
Under 15 Years T Hodgson T Adams M Hodgson
Under 18 Years R Armstrong T Hodgson Tangi Moal
Ladies A Rolland M Philippe Léa Quillien
12½ Stones Gwenhaël Cissé J Harrington R Armstrong
All Weights Hugo Chonavel G Masey Gwenhaël Cissé
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