Local Grapplers place at Provincials

MILTON – This past weekend members of the Daredevils Wrestling Club traveled to Milton, Ontario to compete in the Ontario Youth Wrestling Championships. Three of the athletes who participated in the tournament were from Six Nations. Kaidyn Lickers, Aysen Lickers, and Nevayah Powless all wrestled very well and were rewarded with bronze, silver and gold trophies for their efforts. All three are in their first season of wrestling and competed in the Tyke division (born 2007-2008), which is the youngest age division in the Province.

Kaidyn Lickers 6, wrestled extremely hard throughout the tournament. Though he was placed in a very tough weight class he managed to come away with bronze. Kaidyn had shown steady improvement as the season went on and as a first year Tyke did well against sometimes older opponents. The bronze at Provincials is his second placing of the season as he also won gold at the Durham Classic Wrestling Tournament two weeks ago.

Aysen Lickers 7, competed in a weight class higher than his brother Kaidyn and did a great job at the Provincial tournament winning a silver. Aysen improved a lot as well and scored more points every tournament. Aysen also won a bronze at the Durham Classic Wrestling Tournament to go along with his silver at Provincials.

Nevayah Powless 7, finished the season undefeated at the Tyke age level. Throughout the season Nevayah would bump up to the Novice age division to face tougher competition and did score wins over 9 and 10 year old opponents. She won gold at the Jr. Badgers tournament in Beamsvile, gold at Durham Classic Wrestling Tournament, and gold at the Provincials.

All three of these young athletes had a very successful and a fun first season of wrestling. They attended and worked hard at every training session possible at W.Ross MacDonald School in Brantford. They also listened and learned a lot from coaches Ed Zinger and Andrew Townsend who did a great job developing all the wrestlers in their first year as a youth program.

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