Northumberland County Show

Friday, 3rd 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 towards Victor/Victrix Ludorum Points


Event First Second Third Fourth
U10yrs Elena Peacock Jacob Forwood Mikey Dalgleish Hannah Timperon
U12yrs Bobby Stewart Edward Younger Izzie Story Abbie Whiteford
U15yrs Aaron Younger Daniel Coates Nathan Guy Bobby Stewart
U18yrs/10st Championship Connor Wharton Jack Gibson Charlie Armstrong Owen Marrs
U18yrs Thomas Wilson Matty Hodgson Aaron Younger Vinnie Davidson
**Girls U15yrs Abbie Whiteford Flora Scott-Harden Elena Peacock
Ladies 10st Shannon Dalgleish Rachael McCamish Flora Scott-Harden
Ladies AW Kate Armstrong Shannon Dalgleish Alice Bates Rachael McCamish & Flora Scott-Harden
12st Jack Brown Thomas Evans John Harrington
13.5st Jack Brown Patrick Tucker John Harrington Archie Singer & Thomas Davidson
AW Thomas Gibson Ryan Armstrong Jack Brown Mark Wharton & Ben Blackburn