Nickel wres­tles at Cadet World Cham­pi­onships

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The 57’s will play six games in seven days this week, be­gin­ning on Thurs­day when they host the Regina Red Sox. The 57’s will visit the Brooks Bombers on Fri­day and the Wey­burn Beavers on Sun­day.

The 57’s are back at home

Swift Cur­rent’s Aleah Nickel lost her open­ing match at the 2018 Cadet World Cham­pi­onships in Za­greb, Croa­tia. She lost by fall in the open­ing round to Mon­go­lia’s Oyun­gerel Batkhuyag.

Nickel, 17, was one of 23 wrestlers in the women’s 61 kilo­gram di­vi­sion. She was elim­i­nated when Batkhuyag lost to Ja­pan’s Riko Takayama in the quar­ter­fi­nal.

Nickel and her fam­ily were stay­ing in Croa­tia to do some sight­see­ing, but she did post a mes­sage on her Face­book page on Satur­day.

“This is some­thing would’ve never Mon­day against York­ton be­fore vis­it­ing Moose Jaw on Tues­day and Melville on Wed­nes­day. imag­ined when I first started wrestling. Be­ing able to rep­re­sent my coun­try is an amaz­ing feel­ing that I will never lose. I may have lost but I know that I had so much sup­port from ev­ery­one back home. Yet, I couldn’t have been prouder of that match. I went out and I con­trolled it. I came off the match know­ing that if I wouldn’t have got­ten caught in a throw then I would’ve been able to win. My coach Shane Bradley was just as proud of me here as when I won my gold na­tional medal. I came off the mat with a feel­ing of want­ing more. I’ll be back and I’ll go and be my best again,” Nickel wrote.

STEVEN MAH/SOUTH­WEST BOOSTER

Myles Miller tried to bunt his way on dur­ing a 6-1 loss to the vis­it­ing Wey­burn Beavers on July 6.

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