Wrestling

Student-athletes, coaches and others with Tamanawis Secondary’s wrestling team with recent provincial championship banners and trophies during a photo shoot at the Newton-area school on Monday, March 7. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

3rd straight B.C. wrestling banner for Surrey school team coached by returning Sahota brothers

Tamanawis now ‘a very competitive team, one of the top-ranked teams in the country’

 

Simon Fraser University wrestler Karla Godinez-Gonzalez – an Earl Marriott Secondary graduate – won a national title in the 116-pound weight class in Adrian, Mich on the weekend. (SFU photo)

Earl Marriott alum wins national wrestling title for SFU

Karla Godinez-Gonzalez captures first place in 116-pound division at NCWWC championships

 

Simon Fraser University wrestler Karla Godinez-Gonzalez – an Earl Marriott Secondary graduate – will compete this week at national championships. (SFU photo)

South Surrey wrestler aims for national collegiate championship with SFU

Karla Godinez-Gonzalez is ranked No. 1 in the women’s 116-pound weight class

 

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)

Agassiz’s sole high school wrestler sweeps top honours at provincials

Mark Schwichtenberg earns second career gold medal, outstanding accolades

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)
Wrestler Liiza Hall, shown here in 2020 in Campbell River, is among those featured in a "Dawn of DUSK" card in Surrey on March 6. (File photo: Max Benson/Black Press Media)

‘Dawn of DUSK’ wrestling event in Newton a first for Surrey wrestler turned promoter

All-female matches planned at Punjabi Banquet Hall on March 6

Wrestler Liiza Hall, shown here in 2020 in Campbell River, is among those featured in a "Dawn of DUSK" card in Surrey on March 6. (File photo: Max Benson/Black Press Media)
Surrey’s Cindy O’Brien Hugh, 62, hurdles with Greyhounds Masters Track & Field Club at North Surrey Secondary in April. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

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Surrey’s Cindy O’Brien Hugh, 62, hurdles with Greyhounds Masters Track & Field Club at North Surrey Secondary in April. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Former UFV Cascades wrestling coach Arjan Singh Bhullar is now the ONE heavyweight champion after defeating Brandon Vera via TKO in round two on Saturday in Singapore. (ONE Championship)

Former UFV wrestling coach wins MMA championship

Arjan Singh Bhullar captures ONE heavyweight title, first Indian origin fighter to achieve honour

Former UFV Cascades wrestling coach Arjan Singh Bhullar is now the ONE heavyweight champion after defeating Brandon Vera via TKO in round two on Saturday in Singapore. (ONE Championship)
Bryn Sandhu signs her scholarship papers after agreeing to a full-ride scholarship at Northern Michigan University. (Contributed photo)

Earl Marriott Secondary wrestler set to grapple with NCAA competition

Bryn Sandhu will wrestle and study this fall at Northern Michigan University

Bryn Sandhu signs her scholarship papers after agreeing to a full-ride scholarship at Northern Michigan University. (Contributed photo)
TEASER PHOTO of wrestler John Tenta

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TEASER PHOTO of wrestler John Tenta
Surrey wrestler Jason Bains receives four-year suspension for using banned substance

Surrey wrestler Jason Bains receives four-year suspension for using banned substance

Queen Elizabeth Secondary grad tests positive for steroid Turinabol, silver national medal removed

Surrey wrestler Jason Bains receives four-year suspension for using banned substance
Abbotsford’s Akam (right) celebrates his tag title win with partner Rezar (left) and manager Drake Maverick (middle) back in 2018. (Twitter)

Abbotsford pro wrestler released from WWE contract

W.J. Mouat grad Sunny Dhinsa done with wrestling promotion after close to six years

Abbotsford’s Akam (right) celebrates his tag title win with partner Rezar (left) and manager Drake Maverick (middle) back in 2018. (Twitter)
ECCW was rocked this week with sexual harassment allegations against co-owner Jeff Duncan who was removed on Wednesday.

B.C. independent wrestling promotion co-owner removed after sexual harassment allegations surface

ECCW co-owner Jeff Duncan removed from ownership duties after several allegations are posted online

ECCW was rocked this week with sexual harassment allegations against co-owner Jeff Duncan who was removed on Wednesday.
ECCW was rocked last week with sexual harassment allegations against co-owner Jeff Duncan who was removed on Wednesday.

B.C. independent wrestling promotion co-owner removed after sexual harassment allegations surface

ECCW co-owner Jeff Duncan removed from ownership duties after several allegations are posted online

ECCW was rocked last week with sexual harassment allegations against co-owner Jeff Duncan who was removed on Wednesday.
Tamanawis Secondary’s Karanpreet Gill (right) defeated Carihi’s Alex Anderson in the male 78 kg division at the 2020 BC Secondary School Wrestling Association Championships at Langley Events Centre on Monday (Feb. 17). (submitted photo: Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

Tamanawis boys repeat as B.C. high school wrestling champs

Sehijvir Sandhu and Karanpreet Gill earn gold medals for the Surrey team

Tamanawis Secondary’s Karanpreet Gill (right) defeated Carihi’s Alex Anderson in the male 78 kg division at the 2020 BC Secondary School Wrestling Association Championships at Langley Events Centre on Monday (Feb. 17). (submitted photo: Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
The Great Kasaki moved in on Sgt. Mike Everest in All Star Wrestling action in Cloverdale on June 9. Troy Landreville Black Press

Make and break New Year’s ‘WrestleLutions’ this Saturday

Cloverdale-based All Star Wrestling presenting full line up Saturday, Jan. 27

The Great Kasaki moved in on Sgt. Mike Everest in All Star Wrestling action in Cloverdale on June 9. Troy Landreville Black Press
Submitted photo                                ‘Joe Funk,’ also known as Joseph Beland, is a mainstay in the local wrestling scene, just like his dad was.

Surrey’s ‘Joe Funk’ carries on family legacy in All Star Wrestling

Joe Funk has become a mainstay in the All Star Wrestling league after watching his dad for years

Submitted photo                                ‘Joe Funk,’ also known as Joseph Beland, is a mainstay in the local wrestling scene, just like his dad was.