Cumberland Show

Saturday, 11th June 2022

Jack Brown continued his recent domination of the 12 stones Championship with another win last Saturday at the Cumberland Show. He has now won four of the last five championships held at that particular weight. Although the entry for the Championship was disappointing, among an otherwise packed afternoon`s wrestling programme, it was by no means an easy ride for Jack. After getting over the first hurdle of weighing-in, he was drawn against the other favourite, Andrew Carlile, in the first round. After a bruising first hold, which ended in a dog fall and Jack nursing a sore head after an awkward landing, he brought his deadly hipes, inside and outside, into play to carve his way to the final. Against Matthew Lamont of Rothbury he continued with the same strategy to retain the title and receive the gleaming trophy from the Show Presidents, Mr & Mrs Wilson.

Matty Hodgson will remember last weekend with some pride reaching no fewer than eight finals, winning six of them. Three wins in the various Under 18 classes were supplemented by wins in the 14 stones at the Cumberland Show and the next day in the 14 stones and the All Weights at Corbridge. For his double win at the Cumberland Show, including defeating the new champion, he was the worthy winner of the Guinness Trophy for the most meritorious performance.

At the Cumberland Show the junior wrestlers from the clubs at Carlisle, Kendal and Rothbury, had kept the large crowd well entertained. Bobby Stewart and Aaron Younger were both notable in continuing their fine early season form. The senior classes had numbers swelled by entries of a number of novices from the ringside. While they acquitted themselves well experience inevitably came to the fore in the end.

The Chris Walton Memorial Trophy, normally wrestled for at the Haltwhistle Carnival, was brought to the Cumberland Show this year and now stands proudly in the possession of Tom Evans of Wreay.

After a hectic weekend there is now a pause in the wrestling season until it resumes at Skelton Show in early July when we look forward to more of the same entertaining fare


Event First Second Third Fourth
U10yrs Ellena Peacock Oliver Cheesebrough Hannah Timperon Mikey Dalgleish
U12yrs Bobby Stewart Abbie Whiteford Charlie Muldoon Rastio Stasak
U15yrs Aaron Younger Harvey Murray Bobby Stewart Dominic Misztal
Girls U15yrs Grace Hodgson Abbie Whiteford Summer Kent-Carlile Anya Beaty
U18yrs Matty Hodgson Vinnie Davidson Connor Wharton Aaron Younger
Ladies Open Rosie Hodgson Grace Hodgson Ellie-Ann Stainton Melissa Smith
Novice Tom Evans Tyler Davidson
12st World Championship Jack Brown Matthew Lamont Andrew Carlile Tom Evans
14st Matty Hodgson Jack Brown Richard Fox Mark Wharton
All Weights Graeme Brocklebank Mark Wharton Thomas Gibson Mateusz Rys
12st Cup - Jack Brown
14st Cup - Matty Hodgson
All Weights Westall Cup - Graeme Brocklebank
Chris Walton Memorial Cup for Novice Wrestler - Tom Evans
Guinness Trophy - Matty Hodgson