Sunday, 27th August 2023
Three Champions crowned over three days.
By Robert Wharton
A busy schedule of wrestling over the Bank holiday weekend seen three world championships up for grabs, Grasmere Sports, our “Olympics”, as well and an invasion of Scots, Icelanders and Breton wrestlers.
The first championship on offer was the 10.5 stone championship and this seen Andrew Carlile defend his title against a strong field. In the final Andrew’s hipes got the better of Esteban Morel but Esteban gained revenge at Grasmere with the 11 stone win.
The Championship win takes Andrew’s title count to 28 championship wins and 14 of them in the 10.5 stone class. Fantastic achievement and longevity in the sport.
On Bank Holiday Monday it was Keswick Show’s turn to host the Ladies All Weights. It was the, returning from injury, Connie Hodgson who came out the victor. A tough second round bout with sister, Rosie, was a test before getting to the final where she felled Kristin Embla Gudjonsdottir to regain the title she last won in 2019. Connie has now won the championship 5 times.
The rest of the card at Keswick was excellent with John Harrington, in top form over weekend, winning the Guiness trophy.
Onto Grasmere Sports on Sunday and many said it was the best days wrestling they have seen in a long while. Plenty of entries, spectacular falls, atmosphere and the rain stayed away. Before reporting on the Men’s AW championship mention must be given to Jack Brown’s double win, Bobby Stewart’s win and best junior performance, Jack Pritt’s flare and skill and three wins from the Icelanders and Bretons. Thomas Gibson has already had a great season, but he capped it off with regaining his Heavyweight title against a strong field. A full buttock on Thomas Brocklebank the highlight of his falls. In the other half of the draw mention must be given to evergreen Stuart Fleming who was only stopped by Jack Ewart in the semi. A deserved appearance in the final for Jack but against his mate and fellow
Carlisle coach, Thomas he couldn’t just find the win.
|Under 10 years||Zac Robertson||Jack Pedley||Isaac Batty||Cameron Straughton|
|Under 12 years||Bobby Stewart||John-Lukas Stainton||Edward Batty||Ellena Peacock|
|Under 15 years/8stone||Charlie Armstrong||John-Lukas Stainton||Edward Batty||Barney Peel|
|Under 15 years - Boys||Porarinn Porarinsonn||George Younger||Bobby Stewart||Mikael Hall Valdimarsson|
|Under 18 years/11 stone - Boys||Jack Pritt||Jake Pitts||Charlie Armstrong||Mikael Hall Valdimarsson|
|Under 18 years - Boys||Thomas Wilson||Myles Stainton||Jack Pritt||Osker Freye Sigurosson|
|Under 15 years - Girls||Grace Hodgson||Lottie Nelson||Ellie-Ann Stainton||Keiva Sherlock|
|Under 18 years - Girls||Rosie Hodgson||Johanna Vigdis Palmadottir||Elizabeth Wilson||Ellie-Ann Stainton|
|Ladies 10 stone||Anaelle Le Piolet||Ellie Ann Stainton||Aziliz Rollands||Quinn Mackie|
|Under 21 years - Men||Matty Hodgson||Matthew Lamont||Porour Pall Olafsson||Myles Stainton|
|11 stone||Esteban Morel||Andrew Carlile||Jack Pritt||Sean Bardsley|
|12 stone||Jack Brown||John Harrington||Helouri Coail||Paul Le Person|
|13 stone||Jack Brown||Hugo Chonavel||Richard Fox||Helouri Coail|
|14 stone||Graham Brocklebank||Ben Brocklebank||Matthew Lamont||Jack Brown|
|Ladies All Weights||Rosie Hodgson||Anaelle Le Piolet||Kristin Embla Guojonsdottir||Kelsey Cordukes|
|Mens All Weights World Championship||Thomas Gibson||Jack Ewart||Thomas Brocklebank||Stuart Fleming|
|Male Costume||Richard Fox||Bobby Stewart||Rufus Scholefield|
|Female Costume||Elizabeth Wilson||Ellena Peacock||Pauline Sellin|
|Most Meritorious Junior Competitor||Bobby Stewart|
|Best Local Wrestler (Junior)||Oliver Iveson|
|Most Meritorious Competitor in Female Wrestling||Rosie Hodgson|
|Best Overall Wrestler - Guinness Trophy||Thomas Gibson|