11 SCCHS wrestlers headed to Provin­cials

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The Swift Cur­rent Com­pre­hen­sive High School was the host of the 2011 Re­gional Wrestling Cham­pi­onship on Satur­day with 200 wrestlers from high schools around the prov­ince in Swift Cur­rent to try and cap­ture a spot at the Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onships in Saska­toon this week­end.

The Ar­dens placed first in the team stand­ings and cap­tured the Re­gional Ti­tle. The Colts place fifth in over­all team points.

Eleven ath­letes from the host Colts and Ar­dens were able to place in the top four of their weight divi­sion and qual­ify for provin­cials.

Gold medals were claimed by Cam Hymers and Erin Hilts.

Sec­ond place fin­ishes were earned by Natasha Cleavely, Vicki Burkey, Brady Hymers, and Brit­tany Mor­gan.

Colton Nel­son, Car­lene James, Jessica Wiens, and Lind­say Mor­gan all bat­tled their way to third place show­ings.

Tyson Gaetz was also able to ad­vance to provin­cials with a fourth place fin­ish.

Coach Allen Blanke noted a stand­out per­for­mance from Cam Hymers, who wres­tled well through­out tour­na­ment, es­pe­cially in the hard­fought gold medal match.

Blanke said Hymers used his tech­nique and pa­tience to wait for an open­ing on a shoul­der throw to even­tu­ally pin his op­po­nent.

The SHSAA Wrestling Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onships will be held in Saska­toon on March 18-19.

by Steven Mah Photo

SCCHS Colts wrestler Tyson Gaetz (top) had a strong early bout as he fought his way to SHSAA Provin­cials this week­end in Saska­toon.

SCCHS Ar­dens wrestler Car­lene James (right) came out on the bet­ter side of this ex­change.

The Colts’ Cameron Hymers (left) got off to a great start on Satur­day as he even­tu­ally earned a gold medal at the Re­gional Cham­pi­onships.

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