Some of the 600 wrestlers from around British Columbia gathered at the B.C. Secondary Schools Wrestling Championships wait for the opening ceremonies to begin at the AV Multiplex on Friday, March 2, 2018. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Alberni wrestlers compete for gold at B.C. high school championships

Feature events start at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex

Nine members of the Alberni District Secondary School Armada wrestling team will compete for gold at the B.C. Secondary Schools Wrestling Championships on Saturday afternoon (March 3) at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.

Seven boys—Bobby McKenzie, Ravi Manhas, Seth Price, Owen Spencer, Isaac MacDonald, Aaron Badovinac and Daniel Spencer—and two girls—Paige Maher and Malika McDonald—will feature in the finals starting at 2 p.m.

“It was a very good day,” said James Messenger, co-chair of the provincial tournament and also a coach for Port Alberni.

“We performed above expectations.”

Wrestling Saturday morning to try and earn spots in the consolation finals will be Anna Frost, MacKenzie Boudreau, Miranda Barker, Jayce Clayton, Scott Coulthart and William Merry. Their matches start at 8:30 a.m.

“They are all guaranteed top six (placings),” Alberni coach Richelle McKenzie said.

Consolation finals for third, fourth, fifth and sixth place will start at approximately 10 a.m.

Doors will open at 1:15 p.m. for the gold medal matches, which will start at 2 p.m. with a parade of athletes featuring elementary school wrestlers as escorts. You can catch the parade live on the Alberni Valley News’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/albernivalleynews.

Admission to the finals is $10 at the door.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Merry Makers create new craft fair for Port Alberni

Hansen Hall fair begins as Work of Heart organizers retire

Port Alberni highland dancers invited to North American competition

Kali Nahorney received honourable mention medals in two categories

Government looks for public input on Cathedral Grove safety concerns

Port Alberni, Parksville info sessions invite public to help ‘shape future access’

ARTS AROUND: Enjoy magic and comedy at the Capitol Theatre

Transport yourself back in time for the McLean Mill Christmas Market

Port Alberni to receive $8.7 million in affordable housing

Two projects in the Alberni Valley will provide 87 units of housing

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

Cowichan school district defends lack of notice to parents following elementary student arrest

Officials with School District 79 stand by their decision not to send out an alert.

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Island Corridor Foundation optimistic about restoring rail service

If green-lighted, first priority would be Langford to Victoria route

Canadians more prepared for weather disaster than financial one: poll

RBC recommends people check their bank app as often as the weather app

B.C. dog owner sues after pet killed in beaver trap

A Kamloops man is suing the operator of a trapline north of the city after his dog died

Most Read