While it is true that they picked up five of the six head prizes the results belie the contribution made by the visiting wrestlers from the Rothbury club and the young local competitors. Ramsay Dalgleish from Lockerbie was persuaded to try his hand and picked up second and third tickets in the junior classes behind the experienced Matty Hodgson and John Gibson. Hopefully this will give him the incentive to compete again in the future.
The appearance of the contingent from the Rothbury club was a welcome sight for the organisers and they all played their part in adding to the proceedings, starting with William Hindmarsh in the under 12s and under 15s where he produced the best fall of the day, a spinning leg up buttock. The Under 18 class belonged to the Rothbury wrestlers with a final between Joe Hale and Zac Singleton, with the former continuing the fine form he has displayed in the last few weeks.
The theme was carried on by the Rothbury girls though none of them were able to prevent Gemma Coulthard, of Rosley, from adding to her already impressive total of wins for the season.
In the seniors the vastly experienced Carlisle club members, Andrew Carlile and Richard Fox, came out on top, though once again it was a visitor from Northumberland, Alex Wragg, that caught the eye. He had wrestled well in the middleweights, without picking up a place, then sprang to prominence in the All Weights wrestling up to Richard Fox having accounted for the lightweight champion Andrew Carlile in the semi final.
Andrew himself had earlier headed the 12½ stones class against rival Jack Brown, who looked rather out of sorts having returned from a Mediterranean holiday the day before.
Later in the day the action continued at the other Eskdale, on the western fringe of the Lakes, with the Waberthwaite club members dominating proceedings until the Kendal brothers, Thomas and William Hayhurst restored order in the men`s middleweight and heavyweight classes respectively.
Only one more day of wrestling remains in this season but with the premier Championship, the All Weights, up for grabs at Alwinton Show. After that the emphasis reverts to the clubs and their indoor programmes for the winter months.
With this in mind the Carlisle Wrestling Club is to hold its Annual General meeting on the first Wednesday after the end of the grass season.
|Under 12 Years||M Hodgson||R Dalgleish||W Hindmarsh|
|Under 15 Years||J Gibson||M Hodgson||R Dalgleish|
|Under 18 Years||J Hale||Z Singleton||M Hodgson|
|Ladies||G Coulthard||A Hindmarsh||A Bates|
|12½ Stones||A Carlile||J Brown||M Harrington|
|All Weights||R Fox||A Wragg||A Carlile|
|Under 12 Years||C Capstick||J Pritt||J Benson|
|Under 15 Years||H Wilson||James Harrison||Jack Harrison|
|Under 18 Years||M Kirkham||J Wilson||J Pritt|
|10½ Stones||J Wilson||M Kirkham;||H Wilson|
|12 Stones||T Hayhurst||M Kirkham||J Wilson|
|All Weights||W Hayhurst||J Wilson||M Kirkham|