Carlisle Club Wrestling Event Low Hesket

Sunday, 5th June 2022

The Jubilee weekend started at Killington Sports on Thursday evening with a great night of wrestling, traditional sports and lighting of the Jubilee beacon.

On Friday we headed to a sunny Northumberland County Show where the highlight of the afternoon was the U18yrs & 10st Championship. Sixteen year old Connor Wharton from Thursby had been shedding the pounds in order to compete at Young Farmers Field Day a week earlier so the championship fitted in nicely to his diet plan. 

Connor has been a regular wrestler since he was six years old, training at Carlisle Wrestling Club and following in the footsteps of the Wharton family. He is also a keen cricketer. 

With a low entry of seven wrestlers in the championship, Connor’s biggest battle was most probably the weighing scales. Eliminating newcomer Toby Vine in the first round he went on to meet Carlisle Club wrestlers, Charlie Armstrong and Jack Gibson in the semi final and final. Connor took the first fall of the final with an inside click. Claiming the second fall, he became the new U18yrs & 10st Champion.

The Championship cup will revisit the home of the Whartons as in 2017 the title was held by his brother, Mark. Going back even further, it was won by Robert, his Dad in 1989.

Late Sunday afternoon saw some entertaining wrestling at Low Hesket Jubilee Day. Carlisle Club wrestlers gave a great performance, showcasing trips and counters learnt over the winter.

** Does not count toward Victor/Victrix Ludorum points


Event First Second Third Fourth
**U8yrs Isaac Stainton Bobby Fleming Harvey Winrow
U10yrs Ollie Stainton Mikey Dalgleish Hannah Timperon
U12yrs Bobby Stewart Ollie Stainton Abbie Whiteford
U12ys&8st Abbie Whiteford Tom Armstrong Kelsey Thompson
U15yrs Daniel Coates Charlie Armstrong George Peacock
U18yrs Matty Hodgson Tom Rawle Thomas Moffat
Girls U18yrs Shannon Dagleish Abbie Whiteford Kelsey Thompson
All Weights Matty Hodgson Jack Ewart Ryan Armstrong