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Friday, 28 November 2014

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Wrestlers entertain the crowds at eight events

CUMBERLAND and Westmorland wrestling has been virtually a full-time job for some wrestlers, organisers, fans, and me this past week, with eight events putting on 65 categories.

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Going over: Matthew Atkinson fells Ryan Dolan at Grayrigg

The Scots from Dundee played their part; the Bretons boosted numbers and variety; the locals at Bellingham and Ennerdale particularly had the crowds cheering and laughing; Grasmere with its bigger double ring had a solid circle of spectators applauding for over four and a half hours of lively wrestling; and the Kendal Academy nomads put a solid base into the wrestling at every event. Wrestling and I had a good week.

Crosby Ravensworth: Richard Dixon, now a rare sight in a ring won the 11st Championship in style, but Jack Brown drew the plaudits for the way he felled the holder, Andrew Carlile. Frazer Hirsch fro Dundee impressed with the variety and invention of his wrestling

Grayrigg: Sam Wilson won the 8 stones on his home turf and Graham Brocklebank ruled the roost with his power and athleticism to win twice. The Bretons, motorway-lagged, make their first appearance.

Newcastleton: Wrestlers moved from showing sheep to flinging opponents, with Richard Fox trying himself out after the bumps and bruises of Dalston Show, and winning with flair.

Bellingham: John Harrington looks like making a clean sweep until he meets Jason Davidson’s lock-hiping efficiency in the All Weights final

Grasmere: Jimmy Hall has them gasping with his sudden hipes. Andrew Carlile wins two categories and the Guinness Trophy with his blend of speed and wrestling efficiency. Richard Fox struggles for form in the 13 stones as Graham Brocklebank prospers. Richard Fox at full throttle roars back to take the 14 stones. Thomas Brocklebank comes back from behind against Joseph Robson to take heavyweight crown

Silloth and Keswick: John Harrington is unstoppable as he single-handedly keeps the Breton invasion under control with five wins. At Keswick, Joe Threlfall does well to turn the tables on Stuart Fleming who beat him at Grasmere.

Ennerdale: a mixture of the international (the Bretons), the highly trained (John Harrington and James Hayhurst) and a substantial entry of local enthusiasm provided a wholesome recipe of the best that Cumbria offers. Martin Maussion ended Harrington’s hopes of a clean sweep, and then James Hayhurst felled Mauusion in the All Weights final to add to his wins in the Under 15s and 18s.

I’m exhausted.

Results:Crosby Ravensworth ShowUnder 13 Years 1, G Wilson; 2, S Browne; 3, T Gibson.Under 16 Years 1, J Hayhurst; 2, Jack Hall; 3, S Wilson.Under 18 Years 1, Jimmy Hall 2, J Hayhurst; 3,J Brown.Girls 1, C Hodgson; 2, R Hodgson; 3, A Beswick.11st World Championship 1, R Dixon; 2, J Brown; 3, A Carlile.13st 1, F Hirsch; 2, A Carlile; 3, G Reid.All Weights 1, Jimmy Hall; 2, F Hirsch; 3, A Carlile.Grayrigg ShowUnder 12 Years 1, G Wilson; 2, T Hodgson; 3, A Hodgson.Under 15 Years1, J Hayhurst; 2, H King; 3, G Wilson.Under 18 Years 1, M Atkinson; 2, W Atkinson; 3, J Hayhurst.Girls Under 15 Years 1, L Wilson; 2, Ellie Wilson; 3, Eliz. Wilson.Girls Open 1, C Hodgson; 2, J Le Bloas; 3, P Sellin.8st 1, S Wilson; 2, J Wilson; 3, T Gibson.11½st 1, G Brunou; 2, B Brocklebank; 3, M Maussion.13st 1, G Brocklebank; 2, F Hirsch; 3, M Maussion.All Weights 1, G Brocklebank; 2, R Dolan; 3, F Hirsch. NewcastletonUnder 13 Years 1, T Gibson; 2, H Bertram; 3, J Wilson.Under 15 Years 1, T Gibson; 2, S Wilson; 3, H Bertram.Under 18 Years 1, W Atkinson; 2, J Brown; 3, M Atkinson.Ladies Open 1, C Hodgson; 2, M Gibson; 3, R Hodgson.12½st 1, J Harrington; 2, M Atkinson; 3, W Atkinson.All Weights 1, R Fox; 2, J Harrington; 3, G Nichol. Bellingham ShowUnder 12 Years 1, H Bertram; 2, G Singer; 3, J Wilson.Under 16 Years 1, W Atkinson; 2, J Wilson; 3, A Singer.7st 1, S Wilson; 2, H Bertram; 3, G Singer.9st 1, J Wilson; 2, H Bertram; 3, S Wilson.Ladies Open 1, C Hodgson; 2, B Straker; 3, C Drummond.Novices 1, E Donals; 2, A Singer; 3, H Bertram.12st 1, J Harrington; 2, J Brown; 3, M Atkinson.14st 1, J Harrington; 2, M Atkinson; 3, W Atkinson.All Weights 1, J Davidson; 2, J Harrington; 3, F Wyrely-Birch. Grasmere SportsUnder 12 Years 1, G Wilson; 2, B Wright; 3, G Singer.Under 15 Years 1, J Hayhurst; 2,H King; 3, T Gibson.Under 18 Years 1, J Hall; 2, W Atkinson; 3, J Brown.Girls Under 15 Years 1, M Gibson; 2, E Wilson; 3, L Wilson.Girls Under 18 Years 1, C Hodgson; 2, P Sellin; 3, H Hodgson.Boys 8st 1, K Miller; 2, S Wilson; 3, T Gibson.Ladies 10st 1, J Le Bloas; 2, M Gibson; 3, L Wilson.Ladies Open 1, C Hodgson; 2, D Thompson; 3, H Hodgson.11st 1, A Carlile; 2, J Brown; 3, L Loxq12st 1, A Carlile; 2, G Brunou; 3, M Maussion.13st 1, G Brocklebank; 2, J Harrington; 3, R Fox.14st 1, R Fox; 2, S Wilkinson; 3, G Brocklebank.All Weights 1, T Brocklebank; 2, J Robson; 3, S Fleming. Silloth CarnivalUnder 12 Years 1, G Wilson; 2, J Wilson; 3, J Gibson.Under 15 Years 1, J Hayhurst; 2, T Gibson; 3, H King.Under 18 Years 1, J Hall; 2, W Atkinson; 3, D MillerGirls Under 15 Years 1, M Gibson; 2, R Hodgson.Ladies Open 1, C Hodgson; 2, H Hodgson; 3, P Sellin.11½st 1, J Harrington; 2, D Miller; 3, L Loxq.13st 1, J Harrington; 2, M Maussion; 3, W Atkinson.All Weights 1, J Hall; 2, J Harrington; 3, T Hodgson. Keswick SportsUnder 12 Years 1, G Wilson; 2, J Wilson; 3, T Hodgson.Under 15 Years 1, J Hayhurst; 2, J Blamire; 3, T Gibson.Under 18 Years 1, J Hall; 2, W Atkinson; 3, J Harryman.Ladies 1, C Hodgson; 2, H Hodgson; 3, J Le Bloas.11½st 1, J Harrington; 2, J Brown; 3, M Maussion.13st 1, J Harrington; 2, J Hayhurst; 3, M Maussion.All Weights 1, J Threlfall; 2, S Fleming; 3, G Nichol.Guinness Trophy: J Harrington. Ennerdale Show.Under 12 Years 1, G Wilson; 2, W Addyman; 3, J Irving.Under 15 Years 1, J Hayhurst; 2, S Glaister; 3, P Lowis.Under 18 Years 1, J hayhurst; 2, J Brown; 3, J AddymanLadies 1, J Le Bloas; 2, R Parker; 3,P Sellin.12½st 1, J Harrington; 2, G Brunou; 3, D Miller.All weights 1, J Hayhurst; 2, M Maussion; 3, G Brunou. Dates:Sat, 3rd September Harbottle Lowick 3.15 Hesket Newmarket U12/U15/U18/Girls/Novices/10½ Ch’ship/12½Sun, 4th September 3.30 Loweswater U12/U15/U18/Ladies/12.5/AW 1.45 Wolsingham U12/U15/U18/Ladies/11/12/14/AWThurs, 8th September 2pm Westmorland Show GirlsU14/Ladies Open/U12/U15/U18&10st/U18/12/13Ch’ship(£1000)/14/AWSat, 11th September Stanhope Whitfield

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