Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association

Killington Sports

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Saturday June 9th 1pm - Roman Wall Show: U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / 11½st / 13½st / Ladies / AW
Saturday June 9th - Lowgill: U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / 11st / 13st / AW / Girls U17yrs / Ladies Open
Sun June 10th 2pm - South Tyne Steam Show, Corbridge:U10yrs / U12yrs / U15yrs / U18yrs / GirlsU17yrs / LadiesAW / 12st / 14st / AW
Saturday June 16th - 1pm - Cumberland Show: U10yrs / U12yrs / U15yrs / U18 Championship / Girls U15yrs / Ladies AW / 12st / 14st / AW
Saturday June 16th - Quernmore Sports:
2018 Wrestling Venues
Killington Sports was its own idiosyncratic self. Youngsters forgot their phones because they were too busy throwing eggs, rolling tyres, climbing hills or wrestling. Cars parked precariously along a geological feature from the ice-age alongside children rolling down the same hill for thrills.
Good wrestling and a young crowd at Killington

There were so many wrestlers and so little time to complete the wrestling before nightfall, and the pillow fight, that drastic measures were needed. Two ploys were proposed to shorten the programme: young wrestlers had a minimum age as well as an upper age limit and all bouts were wrestled single fall, sudden death.
The sudden death part was scrupulously observed, but the other restriction disappeared. The boys Under 15 Years had no fewer than thirty-two entries so you can see that desperate measures were needed to reduce the length of competition. The Under 15 Years saw one of the smallest and furthest travelled of the wrestlers, Max Bates from Rothbury, fight his way through to the final. There, however, he met his match in the local Kendal academy wrestler, Thomas Wilson, who twirled him to the ground twice.
 Ben Brocklebank hipes in the 13 stones at Killington

 

The men's events were much less populated, especially the 13 stones, won by the hiping specialist Ben Brocklebank. The All Weights had a better entry with a number of locals participating. In the end we saw George Wilson step up a notch from previous years when he felled Graham Brocklebank in the semi-final with sophisticated techniques to compliment his height and power.

In the final George pushed Thomas Brocklebank to the limits but was cleanly buttocked from a bad hold by the senior wrestler.

In other sections Rosie Hodgson had an excellent win against Joe Charnley in the Under 12s. In the final, Charnley took the first fall, the second was a dog-fall, and the next two went to Rosie. She finished it all off with a cross-click. In the female wrestling it was business as usual with Gemma Coulthard winning the Under 18s and Connie Hodgson just keeping ahead of tough sister Hannah in the Ladies Open.

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Killington Sports Results
Event First Second Third
Under 9 Years I Winder H Geldart J Stainton
Under 12 Years R Hodgson J Charnley J Wharton
Under 15 Years T Wilson M Bates T Hodgson
Under 18 Years T Smith T Benson T Wilson
Under 21 Years A Barber M Kirkham J Guy
Under 18 Years Ladies G Coulthard R Hodgson G Darwin
Ladies Open C Hodgson H Hodgson G Coulthard
13 Stone B Brocklebank M Kirkham A Carlile
All Weights T Brocklebank G Wilson G Brocklebank
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