Bella Turner-Galaise has been preparing for the Canadian Wrestling Championships scheduled for April 5-7. She had a busy March break competing in our Senior Girls Prep hockey games in PEI as well as winning the PEI & NB Open Provincial Wrestling Championship tournaments. These three events have kept her busy over the break, and she has returned to School focused on preparing for the penultimate tournament of the year. She and team members, Team Captain, Téa Racozzi and Callum Lovelace have been training early each afternoon, prior to their additional new spring sports commitments, in preparation for the Nationals. The wrestling practices are short and intense and will continue every weekday afternoon prior to departing next week. This will be the first National Championship for all three wrestlers. Quinn Emery is helping to spar with and prepare his teammates and would be participating himself but he does not possess Canadian citizenship at this time. This event is where national team members are selected and citizenship is mandatory. He will be one to look for at this event next year. We are hopeful for some great results from these three student–athletes. Both Téa and Bella won GOLD at the high school provincials this year with Callum placing second in an upset.
From Grade 8: Jessica Ugwoke and Henry Mulherin
From Grade 9: Mitchell Larkin, Cameron Stephens, Justin Day, Greg Otto, Hannah Bryant and Will Ahern
On the boys side, Zach Logan won SILVER Individually in the Junior Boys Category. Together with his teammates Fox Sullivan, Greyson Corbett-Lumb, and Kaz Schnitzer, they took a team BRONZE place finish on the podium.
• GOLD performance for the Intermediate Girls Team – Svenja Priggemeyer, Sarah Sidorchuk, and Zhi (Angel) Li. In addition, Svenja won SILVER Intermediate Girls Individual, and Sarah placed only a few spots off the podium with a 7th place individual finish.
• The Senior Girls brought home the SILVER – Katie Goddard (who also placed 4th individually), Elizabeth Walsh (also placed 6th individually), and Laura Gillis.
• On the Boys side, Eric Sweetapple placed 4th individually in the Junior Boys Category.
• For Intermediate Boys, Mitchell Larkin brought home the Individual SILVER Medal.