The Burnaby Central Wildcats are back.
Although they never disappeared, wrestling head coach Gianni Buono said this year’s boost in numbers after a slight down year in 2018 is reflected in recent results.
“The team is looking pretty good – we’ve got some good young kids coming up, and they’ve done well in meets already.”
Last week was the Port Alberni Invitational, where a whole host of Wildcats medalled.
It came on the heels of a strong result at the Age Group meet two weeks ago in Abbotsford.
“We’re bouncing back a little bit this year. We’re rebuilding with a young core of kids and I think we’ve got a shot at a few medals (at B.C.s).
Here are the top results from the Alberni meet: boys, 1st - Dylan Duggan, 54kg; Colton Lee, 63kg; Bruce Malla, 45kg; Shivan Rajkumar, hw; Arashk Rasti, 70kg; Rajan Sidhu, 66kg. 3rd - Graham Armstrong, 74kg. 4th - Allen Ding, 66kg. 6th - Daniel Li, 70kg.
Girls, 1st - Erna Armstrong, 47kg; Sunna Bhayana, 47kg. 2nd - Tanisha Johal, 43kg.