ASAA 2018 Provincial Wrestling Championship

March 12, 2018 by  
Filed under Provincial and Territorial News




Wrestling Provincials are underway!! Good luck to athletes competing. Here is a clip from the opening ceremonies







Female 1A/2A Parkland Composite National Sport School, Sexsmith Secondary School École Beausejour
Male 1A/2A St Timothy Sexsmith Secondary School Rundle College
Female 3A St Joseph Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Queen Elizabeth
Male 3A Wetaskawin Composite Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Beaumont Composite, Bow Valley HS
Female 4A Sir Winston Churchill Robert Thirsk Bev Facey
Male 4A Robert Thirsk Forest Lawn Bishop Grandin

Parkland Composite

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Wetaskinwin Composite High School





Male School Wt Female


43-47kg Justin Bell W P Wagner 44kg Amy Bell Holy Trinity
50kg Riley White Crescent Heights 47kg Vivica Addo St Joseph
53kg Tyler Weninger Robert Thirsk 50kg Grace Lew National Sport School
56kg Jesse Grieg Nelson Mandela 53kg Sarah Hogan Robert thirsk
59kg Sam Patton Rundle College 57kg Eilidh Wist Bishop Carroll
62kg Logan Sloan Bishop Grandin 61kg Kinley Link Sexsmith SS
65kg Isaiah Springer St Timothy 65kg Katie Mulkay Bev Facey
68kg Connor McNiece St Timothy 70kg Vianne Rouleau Archbishop MacDonald
72kg Magnus McCrackin Beaumont Composite 75kg Anika White Robert Thirsk
76kg Adam Thomson Bishop Grandin 80kg Ishnoor Dhillon Sir Winston Chruchill
82kg Connor Pointen Bow Valley High 90kg Maddie Maggipinto Sir Winston Churchill
90kg Cody Evans Forest Lawn 90+kg Stella Henry Rodriguez Ross Seppard
98kg Zach Seguin Sexsmith Secondary School  
108kg Tyler Duguid Harry Ainlay  
120kg Lynden Testawich Charles Spencer  
120+kg Olek Kryzhanivskyi Bishop Grandin  


Wrestling provincials at Hat High this weekend


At the end of the last practice before hosting provincials, Hat High wrestling coach Darren Klein had a simple message for his charges.

“I want us to be gracious hosts… and tenacious hosts,” said Klein, while all sorts of signage and equipment continued to move in to the gym around him.

“Let’s be heard.”

Alberta has heard plenty from the Hawks club since Klein started it in 2010. They had a medallist at the big high school meet their very first year, and have won a rural provincial banner every year since.

Hundreds of athletes, coaches, officials and fans are in town for the two-day Alberta Schools Athletic Association event. It’s the biggest one the city has ever seen, but it’s also a natural progression and a great opportunity to show off the school’s recent renovations.

“Since that time we’ve been able to sustain that reputation,” said Klein, who’s got eight Hawks in action this weekend. “We’ve hosted our own tournament four or five times When you host these events and everyone’s aspiring to be the best… it’s a privledge to host.”

Things get started with weigh-ins Friday, then matches at 4 p.m. The medal rounds in all divisions won’t happen until Saturday, which starts up with matches at 9 a.m. and will run until everything’s decided.

Calgary and Edmonton schools will make up the bulk of the competitors, but top-five finishers from the rural meet in Sexsmith (near Grande Prairie) Feb. 22 and 23 also qualify.

Two of Hat High’s qualifiers are siblings —Alex and Nolan McNaughton. Nolan won the 47 kilogram division last year while Alex won bronze in 2016 and would like nothing better than to finish his high school career with a win.

“I’m definitely more nervous, being Grade 12 it’s my last year,” said Alex, who’s moving to Camrose to pursue his post-secondary studies later this year. “Being able to sleep in your own bed for a tournament is awesome.”

“Good sportsmanship is the start of it, but once you get on the mat you’re a different person,” added Nolan, who’s now in Grade 11.

Hat High won the rural provincial 4A boys banner in Sexsmith, almost tripling the point total of the runner-up school. Their girls finished third behind Charles Spencer High School and Red Deer’s Notre Dame.

Individually Nolan McNaughton won male 50 kg and Cash Moore won male 59 kg to lead the Hawks. Alex McNaughton was second in male 62 kg, Natasha McGraw was second in female 90 kg, Kayen Ivey was second in male 72 kg, with teammates Quinn Campbell (third) and Morris Smith (fourth) right behind him. Michael Groese was fifth in male 76 kg.

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