Abbotsford grapplers golden in Port Alberni

Abbotsford’s high school wrestlers dominated on the mats at the Alberni Invitational Tournament last weekend, combining for 19 medals.

Abbotsford’s high school wrestlers dominated on the mats at the Alberni Invitational Tournament last weekend, combining for 19 medals.

The Yale Lions led the way with seven podium finishes. Serena Kind and Zandri Botha both won their divisions to pace the Yale girls to a second-place overall finish in the juvenile division.

The Lions boys were third in the cadet class, with Matt Dignan and Nick Mann winning their respective finals. Heavyweight Nick Hood grappled his way to a silver medal, while Devin Purewal and Brendan Seppala both won bronze.

The W.J. Mouat Hawks combined for six medals, highlighted by gold medals from Melissa Lokombo, Amrit Benning and Rahual Narula. Simone Gaudet and Brittany Hamil were silver medallists, while Tanvir Brar took bronze.

Abbotsford Traditional and Mennonite Educational Institute each celebrated a trio of medals. The Titans got podium finishes from Harjot Kahlon (gold), Arsh Khangura (silver) and Jeff Sweddon (silver). MEI’s Dave Sharma and Aman Kaler won gold medals, while Shiv Sharma claimed bronze.

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