Ramblers win at War on the Floor

Coach Bill McCrae said his Maple Ridge Ramblers wrestling team had “phenomenal results” in at the BC Wrestling War on the Floor last week.

Ramblers wrestlers have been getting good results so far this season.

Coach Bill McCrae said his Maple Ridge Ramblers wrestling team had “phenomenal results” in at the BC Wrestling War on the Floor last week.

In the novice division on Thursday, both Aslan Ouimet and Lucas Kolobara struck gold with three straight wins – all by pins.

Grade 8s Ivy Threatful and Adrian Truong earned hard-fought bronze medals, while Jacob McLure finished just off the podium by placing fourth.

Haider Allami and Braiden Davis rounded out the Rambler team scoring with sixth-place finishes

On Friday, at the elite competition, all seven Ridge wrestlers placed.

“That’s a feat that hasn’t been accomplished for a long, long  time,” said McCrae.

Grade 9 Ryan Hicks wrestled the tournament of his life to win gold, as did senior Miki Rowbottom – exhibiting some serious technical wrestling, said the coach.

Marquesis Haintz, Nate Van Alestyn and Lucas Kobobara won bronze medals, with Aslan Ouimet and Marc Morete finishing sixth.

McCrae called it a “great way to end out our 2016 wrestling season, giving us a lot of momentum heading into a 2017 schedule, which features tournaments in Kamloops, Port Alberni and Salmon Arm.”

“I’m reallly proud of the way Miki and Ryan wrestled on Friday and also of  Lucas and Aslan for placing in two very tough, consecutive tournaments.”

• An MRSS graduate was part of an SFU Clan team that dominated the Women’s West Coast Tournament of Champions.

Payten Smith (170/191-lb) claimed top billing in her divisions at the Hardwood Palace in Rocklin, CA.

Smith, in her second year at SFU, won her way to the finals with two pins before taking the final match by forfeit.

 

Just Posted

Angry Inuk season finale for Cinema Politica Ridge Meadows

Film examines the impact of anti-seal-hunt campaigns on the lives of the Inuit

Mad Hatter’s High Tea for mental health in Maple Ridge

The second annual Mad Hatter’s Parade and Tea Party will take place May 26

Birds of a feather coming together for Maple Ridge art gallery

The ACT Art Gallery’s annual fundraiser TeaGarden! takes place May 27

Face pies for $5, all for a good cause

Managers at Save-On-Foods, ValleyFair Mall location have volunteered their faces as targets to raise money for B.C. Children’s Hospital

Maple Ridge tech company will power Uber Elevate

Moli and Uber announce RD partnership

Rachel Notley to skip premiers conference to focus on pipeline deal

Kinder Morgan has ceased all non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain pipeline project until it receives assurances

UPDATE: Woman dies in ocean accident near Tofino hours before daughter’s wedding

“We are so thankful to everyone who helped our mom.”

Olympian sues USA Swimming, saying it failed to protect her

Ariana Kukors Smith alleges her former coach Sean Hutchison began grooming her for sexual abuse at the age of 13

Defence minister thanks troops for B.C. flood relief work

Harjit Sajjan says not only was military response quick, support from locals has been ‘tremendous’

Arrest made in last week’s double shooting in East Van

Carleton Stevens, 37, is charged with attempted murder and remains in custody

Couple survives being buried in mudslide on B.C. highway

The couple, from Saskatchewan, were en route to Nelson when a tree fell in their path

‘So grateful:’ Injured Bronco hockey player glad he’s alive, works on recovery

Ryan Straschnitzki was badly hurt in the accident: a spinal injury, broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and punctured lung

PHOTOS: Floodwaters rise and fall in Grand Forks

The flood-ravaged Kootenay-Boundary region begins to heal

Most Read