Kiddie grappler program takes to mat in Alberni

The annual Winter Elementary Kids Wrestling Program is coming to Alberni for the next five weeks.

The SD70 After School Sports Program and the Alberni Valley Wrestling Club are hosting their Annual Winter Elementary Kids Wrestling Program for the next five weeks.

The Elementary Wrestling Program is designed so that students will be introduced to the sport of Olympic wrestling in a fun and safe environment.

Several wrestlers currently on the ADSS team got their start with the elementary program, coach Russ Bodnar said.

Practices will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:45 in the ADSS drama/wrestling room.

The Elementary Wrestling Program is offered to all grade level elementary age students.

The Elementary division will run on Friday Feb. 7 from 12-3 p.m.

The program  culminates with elementary students in exhibition wrestling matches at the 31st annual Alberni Invitational Wrestling Tournament.

The program is coordinated by local coach and teacher Russell Bodnar.

Check out the wrestling club’s website at www.alberniwrestling.ca for copies of the permission form and more information.  Your child may be the next Travis Cross.