Panthers wrestlers place second in Duncan
Four medals, including one gold, lifted the Lord Tweedsmur Panthers to a second-place finish at the B.C. High School Wrestling Championships Mar. 1-2 in Duncan.
Panthers wrestlers accumulated 49 points at the meet, five better than the third-place St. Thomas More Knights and 12 behind the champion W.J. Mouat Hawks.
Jaskarn Ranu won a gold medal in the 75 kg. class, while Tweedsmuir teammates Tyler Dillman in the 66 kg. group and Arshvir Atwal in the 70 kg. category won silver. Brad Hildenbrandt won a bronze medal in 90 kg. competition.
Placing seventh in the team standings were the Queen Elizabeth Royals, who were paced by Daman Bilen, the gold medalist in the 90 kg. class. Jason Bains of the Royals won a silver medal, losing the 110 kg. final to Paul Sahota of the Tamanawis Wildcats.
Tamanawis placed two wrestlers on the medal podium, and finished 10th overall. In addition to Sahota’s gold, Yosh Phull won bronze in the 70 kg. group.
Three other wrestlers from Surrey schools claimed bronze medals. They were Will Tanmavong of the Guildford Park Sabres in 57 kg., Billy Sahota of the L.A. Matheson Mustangs in 74 kg., and Many Kahlon of the Frank Hurt Hornets in the 110-plus kg. category.