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]
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Marlene.Pouri-Lane@wintec.ac.nz