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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Four wrestling academies do battle in Academy Shield

The Academy Shield Match at Rothbury brought together four wrestling academies to do battle for the trophy which was originally the coveted prize for the winner of the CWWA Academy League in the years immediately after the Second World War.

Last updated 30 November 2012
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Cancellations cost wrestlers dearly

Ten wrestling events were cancelled in 2012 because of the weather. In the past five years 34 wrestling events could not take place because of mired car parks and wrecked showfields.

Last updated 9 November 2012
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Wrestling champion Dennison will be very sadly missed

denn22 John Dennison, a great Cumberland and Westmorland style champion wrestler of the 1960s and 70s, has died suddenly while on holiday in Portugal.

Last updated 12 October 2012
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John Harrington excels to win at Eskdale Show

John Harrington won a tense decider to land the 12st World Championship at Eskdale Show.

Last updated 5 October 2012
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Ord retains All Weights World Championship at Langholm Show

Andrew Ord photo Andrew Ord’s long legs stand astride our wrestling world, again, after he retained the All Weights World Championship for Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling for a second year, at Langholm Show.

Last updated 28 September 2012
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Wrestling championships still to be decided

Although we are now past the busiest part of the season there are still wrestling championships to be fought for.

Last updated 21 September 2012
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Ord’s two titles in one day

AFTER the superabundance of wrestling in the previous fortnight, wrestlers and supporters settled down to a less frenetic week, with only one day of competition.

Last updated 14 September 2012
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Bretons bristling with talent at busy shows

FROM Bellingham to Wolsingham, eight days elapsed with 11 highly successful wrestling events.

Last updated 7 September 2012
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Triple celebration for buoyant Brocklebank brothers

ptbrocklebanks THE Bank Holiday Weekend may not have satisfied those seeking suntans, but for those who follow the unfolding drama of the Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling season, all was bright and beautiful – even in the rain.

Last updated 31 August 2012
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Jack Brown retains lightweight world crown at Gosforth Show

In 2009 at Gosforth Show I saw a Land Rover with a canoe on its roof-rack, and admired the driver’s good sense. The conditions were even worse this year.

Last updated 24 August 2012
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Success for Kieran Miller at Dalston Show championship

Kieran Miller confirmed his status as a top-rate wrestler when he won the Under 18/10st Championship at Dalston Show.

Last updated 17 August 2012
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Feast of wrestling at Cockermouth spiced up by Kendal contingent

Wrestling attracted crowds simultaneously at Cockermouth Show and Powburn Show in Northumberland, while I was wrestling with Belted Galloway cattle as judge at Dumfries Show.

Last updated 10 August 2012
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Plenty of highlights during busy wrestling week

Six events in five days meant a busy time for wrestlers, organisers and supporters.

Last updated 3 August 2012
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Brown and Brocklebank are perfect match at Coniston fair

Coniston Country Fair was a show place for Kendal Academy for they provided six winners, ranging from Harold Wilson in the Under-12s to the All Weights victor Joseph Robson.

Last updated 27 July 2012
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Veteran Alan Walton wins at Haltwhistle Gala

The wrestling at Haltwhistle Gala has a flavour of its own with experts travelling from distance, a smattering of trained locals, novices with brawny arms and great support, and a bloke dressed as a woman.

Last updated 13 July 2012
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Wrestling bouts at Ullswater fair beat the elements

Ullswater was standing at high tide and the Patterdale sports field was under water last Friday but the wrestling at Ullswater Country Fair went ahead in surprisingly good conditions two days later. The sun almost shone.

Last updated 29 June 2012
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Under-18s world champion disqualified for being too old

The CWWA Under-18 Years World Championship, held during the Hethersgill Vintage Rally at Carlisle Airport in early May, has been declared void by the Wrestling Association and will be wrestled again in a week’s time at Alston Gala.

Last updated 22 June 2012
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Championships decided at Cumberland Show and Killington

Two championships were decided in the rain, the Under 15 Years/8 stones at Killington Sports and the 15 stones at The Cumberland Show in Carlisle.

Last updated 15 June 2012
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‘Little’ brother William catching up with Matthew

sm wrestttttttle THE wrestling at the Northumberland Show was a festival of youth with big entries in the younger categories.

Last updated 8 June 2012
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Wrestling fans head to YFC field day at Longtown

The wrestling season never used to start until the very end of May but already two events have taken place.

Last updated 25 May 2012
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