Trin­ity Bay wrestlers medal at Wrestling Canada na­tional cham­pi­onships

Jor­dan Pitcher wins gold, Owen Warren claims two sil­ver medals in Ed­mon­ton

The Compass - - Sports - BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON editor@cb­n­com­pass.ca

It’s the big­gest tour­na­ment for that cal­i­bre in Canada.

Peter Peti­pas

ED­MON­TON, AB — Two wrestlers rep­re­sent­ing a club based in Whit­bourne came through with out­stand­ing re­sults at the Wrestling Canada Un­der-17 Cham­pi­onships.

Jor­dan Pitcher of Nor­man’s Cove won gold in Greco-Ro­man wrestling, com­pet­ing in the 65 ki­los weight class. His team­mate Owen Warren of Chapel Arm left the event with a pair of sil­ver medals in the 110 ki­los weight classes for Greco-Ro­man and freestyle wrestling.

“I was scream­ing and cry­ing a lot,” said Peter Peti­pas, coach of the Trin­ity Bay Wrestling Club, who watched their matches on­line from home.

Held April 13-15 in Ed­mon­ton, the un­der-17 and un­der19 cham­pi­onships were jointly held, with hun­dreds of young wrestlers from across Canada com­pet­ing. Pitcher and Warren ac­com­pa­nied a team from Avon­dale on the trip to Alberta’s cap­i­tal city.

“I knew they’d do good, but I didn’t know they’d do that good though, es­pe­cially for their first time go­ing up to it,” Peti­pas said. “Usu­ally it takes a tour­na­ment or two to get your sea legs. It’s the big­gest tour­na­ment for that cal­i­bre in Canada.”

Pitcher and Warren, both 15 years of age, placed first in com­pe­ti­tions provin­cially and at the At­lantic re­gional level, and they com­pete as well for the Cres­cent Col­le­giate school team. Pitcher has wres­tled for four years, while Warren was only in­tro­duced to the sport a year ago, just be­fore the 2017 Canada Games. They were both mem­bers of Team New­found­land and Labrador for that event.

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Jor­dan Pitcher proudly wears the gold medal he earned in the 65 ki­los Greco-Ro­man weight class at the 2018 Wrestling Canada Un­der-17 Cham­pi­onships in Ed­mon­ton.

CODIE MCLACH­LAN/WRESTLING CANADA

Owen Warren, pic­tured in the blue uni­form, won two sil­ver medals at the 2018 Wrestling Canada Un­der-17 Cham­pi­onships.

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