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Mariposa Wrestling Goes for Gold!

Graham White

By Graham White

(photo – Mariposa Wrestler Liam Warboys takes down his opponent)
Orillia’s own Mariposa Wrestling Club competed this past weekend at the 2017 Ontario Juvenile and Cadet Championships for high school aged wrestlers. Mariposa sent 19 athletes to compete in the Provincial Championships against teams from across the province. Mariposa had an excellent day and captured first place for the overall Cadet 14 and 15 year old age category.
The team captured 10 individual medals. Winning Gold were Dominic Ritchie, Colin White, Gordie Wright, Megan Muller, Leigha Smith and Sharon Mallot. Silver medalists were Ian Stirling and Zarha Yglasias. Taking home Bronze was Logan Smith and, Liam Warboys with wrestlers Ben Stud and Logan Arsenault just missing the podium in fourth.
Head coach Robert Parsons and the rest of the Mariposa coaches now turn their attention to preparing the Cadet and Juvenile Team for the National Championship from 7-9 April in Windsor and to hosting the Ontario Youth Wrestling Festival at the Rotory Place in Orillia on 22 April 2017.

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