Alberni wrestlers bring home BC Games gold

The Island team was dominated by local wrestlers with 10 of the 21 team members from Port Alberni.

Half of the Vancouver Island Zone 6 wrestling team at the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford last weekend were from the Alberni Valley. Many of them brought home medals and all of them had solid matches

The Vancouver Island Zone 6 wrestling team, including several Port Alberni athletes, have returned from the 2016 BC Summer Games with gold medals.

The Island team was dominated by local wrestlers with 10 of the 21 team members from Port Alberni.

Alberni wrestling members’ results: Aaron Badovinac (individual gold at 74 kg); Trent Vanderkooi (gold at 110 kg); Morgan Dagenais (gold at 60 kg); Isaac McDonald (silver at 60 kg); Trevor Barker (bronze at 51 kg); Daniel Spencer (bronze at 70 kg); Kylea Anderson (bronze at 90 kg); Owen Spencer (fourth at 57 kg); Seth Price (fifth at 45 kg); and Ravi Manhas (sixth at 45 kg).

Vancouver Zone was second and the Fraser Valley third in the team totals.

BEYOND THE MATT… Thanks to coaches Matt Sparling of Campbell River and Jemma Philips of Nanaimo.

 

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