News Letter 30th August 2011

Hi All

Tonight will be the last training session for our Under 12’s group this year.  The senior group will continue their trainings until the end of September, however as of next week, trainings will start at 7.00 pm and conclude at 8.30 pm.  Please be at the gym ready to help with the mat by 6.45 pm.

Congratulations to Koria who competed in the Australia Cup in Melbourne at the beginning of the month and won Gold in the Junior Female 58 kg class.  Koria was also awarded the Outstanding Junior Female Wrestler trophy for the tournament.

A small, but very successful team competed at the NZ Nationals over the weekend.  This tournament was the first event to be held at the new Tect Arena at Bay Park Stadium.  Results were:

12-13 yrs Mini Male              53 kg                 3rd   Teo Pouri-Lane

                                                                             5th    Keilen Hunt

59 kg                 1st    Jordan Marshall

14-16 yrs Cadet Female      60 kg                 1st    Koria Pouri-Lane

14-16 yrs Cadet Male           58 kg                 1st    Matiu Pouri-Lane

69 kg                 2nd   Hone Karaka

Junior Female                      63 kg                 1st    Koria Pouri-Lane

67 kg                 1st    Georgia Petsef

72 kg                 3rd   Georgia Petsef

Junior Male                           60 kg                 2nd   Matiu Pouri-Lane

66 kg                 2nd   MishaTashlykov

Senior Female                      63 kg                 1st    Georgia Petsef

67 kg                 2nd   Georgia Petsef

Senior Male                          96 kg                 5th    George Manuirirangi

Special awards at the prizegiving were awarded as follows:

NZOWU Keith Scott Memorial Tray

– Coach of the Year at Tournament                      Pete Pouri-Lane

Selwyn Pope Memorial Trophy

– Best Referee at Tournament                              Malcolm McBeth

Brian & Rosemary Isaac Trophy

– Champion Female Club at Tournament             Hamilton Hawks

McInnes-Baker Shield      – Champion Junior Club at Tournament               Hamilton Hawks

This was  a great effort by the team and congratulations to everyone.  Congratulations to Koria, Matiu, Hone and Misha who have qualified to compete in the Oceanias in Sydney in January 2012.

There will be a cultural exchange team travelling to Indiana in March/April 2012.  The cost of this is approximately $3,500 which covers flights.  All accommodation and food costs will be covered by the hosts.  If you are interested in being part of this team, please contact Marlene urgently.

We will have a club prizegiving probably in October, but I will confirm with everyone about that date closer to the time.  For those who received trophies last year, please return these to Marlene by 15 September so that we can get them engraved for the new recipients.

We will start up our season again in February 2012.  Again, I will contact wrestlers to confirm the date.


Marlene Pouri-Lane [Phone (07) 854 8949 or 027 476 5833]

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Hamilton Hawks Olympic Wrestling Club, Based in Hamilton New Zealand
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