Kroeker settles for silver in wrestling bout

Alyssa Kroeker has added another wrestling medal to her collection.

The Pen High student lost to Alex Schell of Smithers in the final of the 47-kilogram weight class during the B.C. Secondary Schools Wrestling championship in Prince George March 1.

Robert Kroeker, Alyssa’s coach, said it was a great final match as his daughter faced Schell, who she defeated to win the Golden Bear tournament in Edmonton recently. Schell got the better of Alyssa, winning 8-5.

“It was back and forth,” said Robert. “Their fight won the Outstanding Female Match of the tournament. They got trophies for that. It’s voted on by the officials. Overall, I was quite happy with the match.”

Robert said his daughter wrestled well and managed to throw Schell down twice.

Next, Alyssa will train for the national championship, which she will compete at in early April.


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