It is ze haute season of ze tournaments
Onze tournois en 8 jours ! Roger en est tout étourdi...
For our friends anglophones lecteurs, an article from Roger Robson sur les tournois au Cumberland fin août. L'équipe bretonne s'est distinguée...
I am dizzy with wrestling, or at least with watching it. From Bellingham to Wolsingham eight days elapsed with eleven highly successful wrestling events:
Here is a sample: Crosby Ravensworth in the mud; James Hayhurst cruises through the youth events, and Stuart Mason of Milnthorpe, a rare competitor these days won twice.
Grayrigg in the evening sunshine with two young Bretons, Mael Cambot and Florian Perret winning the 9 stones ahead of the local star Sam Wilson. Another Breton, Gurvan Salaun, won the 13stones, while John Harrington won his second weight of the day. Joe Threlfall picked himself up from a surprise failure at Crosby Ravensworth to win the All Weights from the local hero, Joseph Robson.
Rothbury Mart hosted an exceptional night of wrestling intensity and drama, helped by £1800 in prizemoney and the crowded tiers of spectators round the old mart ring safely clothed with wrestling mats and bales of straw. Two Breton brothers showed their class in contesting the 11st final. Jason Davidson raised the roof when he attacked Joe Threlfall in the All Weights final, but Threlfall weathered the storm. Best of all was Jack Brown when he won the final fall of the 13stones with a remarkable counter with his long legs widespread and stiff inches above the mats as he twisted to win.
At Hesket Newmarket the youngsters ruled as they poured into the ring to compete. Carlisle Wrestling Club's reputation for bringing out well honed youngsters was seen in the skills of mark Wharton and Kieran Miller.
Twenty-three entries for the Under 12 Years at Loweswater Show speaks for itself. And Adrian Myers from Langdale glowed in his success at 12 ½ stones.
Finally, at Wolsingham the United Nations had a meeting.... in the wrestling ring: Bretons, Icelanders, Scots and the English all added to the wrestling fun. Congratulations to Peter Eythorsson who flew in from Iceland for a wrestling weekend, and won the 14 stones.
Under 10 Years 1, Jacob Threlfall; 2, J Gibson:; 3, T Hodgson.
Under 13 Years 1, J Lashley; 2, Jack Threlfall; 3, J Wilson.
Under 16 Years 1, J Hayhurst; 2, J Bellamy; 3, G Wilson.
Under 18 Years 1, J Hayhurst; 2, F Barnet; 3, A Singer.
Girls 1, C Hodgson; 2, J le Bloas.
13st 1, S Mason; 2, J Harrington; 3, G Reid.
All Weights 1, S Mason; 2, I Villette; 3, F Sewell.
Under 10 Years 1, T Hodgson; 2, A Harker; 3, Jacob Threlfall.
Under 12 Years 1, H Wilson; 2, J harker; 3, J Gibson.
Under 15 Years 1, A Singer; 2, J Lashley; 3, G Wilson.
Girls Under 15 Years 1, E Wilson; 2, N Guy; 3, A Harker.
Under 18 Years 1, M Atkinson; 2, B Brocklebank; 3, J Brown.
Ladies 1, C Hodgson; 2, J le Bloas; 3, K Brown..
9st 1, M Cambot; 2, F Perret; 3, S Wilson.
11½st 1, J Harrington; 2, E Salaun; 3, G Salaun.
13st 1, G Salaun; 2, B Brocklebank; 3, S Mason.
All Weights 1, J Threlfall; 2, J Robson; 3, S Mason.
Under 8 Years 1, M Bates; 2, Jacob Threlfall; 3, R Hodgson.
Under 10 years 1, G Singer; 2, T Hodgson; 3, Jack Threlfall.
Under 13 Years 1, G Wilson; 2, A Storey; 3, J Gibson.
Under 16 Years 1, J Hayhurst; 2, J Bellamy; 3, S Wilson.
Under 16 Girls 1, L Singer; 2, S Gwily; 3, T Bertram.
Under 21 Years 1, J hale; 2, J Brown; 3, J Hayhurst.
9st 1, M Cambot; 2, Joe Hale; 3, S Wilson.
11st 1, G Salaun; 2, E Salaun; 3, J Brown.
13st 1, J Brown; 2, A Carlile; 3, J Harrington.
15st 1, A Ord; 2, J Hale; 3, D Barnes.
Ladies Open 1, C Hodgson; 2, J le Bloas.
All Weights 1, J Threlfall; 2, J Davidson; 3, A Ord.
Best performances: Under 21 Years, J Hayhurst; Overall, J Brown
Under 12 Years 1, M Wharton; 2, J Wales; 3, G Coulthard.
Under 15 Years 1, L Lister; 2, T Wales; 3, C Gwalkin.
Under 18 Years 1, K Miller; 2, L Lister; 3, P Potts.
Girls 1, J Williamson; 2, K Harrison; 3, G Coulthard.
Novice 1, T Fletcher; 2, J Thorneycroft; 3, S Coburn.
12½st 1, J Harrington; 2, P Potts; 3, S Coburn.
Under 12 Years 1, G Singer; 2, T Hodgson; 3, B Barnes.
Under 15 Years 1, A Singer; 2, G Wilson; 3, S Wilson.
Under 18 Years 1, J Brown; 2, B Brocklebank; 3, A Singer
Ladies 1, C Hodgson; 2, J le Bloas; 3, E Raine.
11st 1, J Brown; 2, M Cambot 3, L Loxq.
12st 1, J Harrington; 2, J Brown; 3, G Reid.
14st 1, P Eythorsson; 2, J Harrington; 3, F Hirsch.
All Weights 1, A Ord; 2, P Eythorsson; 3, J Hale.
Under 9 Years 1, M Astley; 2, K Armstrong; 3, C Wharton.
Under 12 Years 1, A Watson; 2, J Green; 3, H Wharton.
Under 15 Years 1, T Hodgkinson-Webb; 2, A Price; 3, K White.
Under 18 Years 1, C Farmer; 2, L Grove; 3, J Welford.
Girls 1, H Wharton; 2, J Wharton.
12 ½st 1, A Myers; 2, P Barnes; 3, P Murray.
All Weights 1, J Wharton; 2, C Farmer; 3, A Myers.