Dorchester, Sackville students pin down wrestling medals at district championships


Published on May 9, 2017

The Marshview Middle School wrestling team poses for a photo with the trophy the Grade 7-8 girls won at the district championships.

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DORCHESTER, N.B. – Several wrestlers from Dorchester Consolidated School (DCS) and Marshview Middle School (MMS) competed at the recent Anglophone East District Wrestling Championships held on April 27.

With determination and resilience, the wrestlers showed controlled aggression and excellent technique.

Two DCS wrestlers competed and each came home with a silver medal. Josef Folkins and George Grantmyre were both successful on the wrestling mat. For each wrestler, it was their first year to try the sport of wrestling. For Josef, the district championship was his very first tournament. Each of the wrestlers displayed the technique they spent hours learning and when the time came to use that technique, each took down his opponent.

Dorchester students George Grantmyre and Josef Folkins proudly wear their medals they brought home from the school district wrestling championships.
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The MMS wrestlers showed strong technique as a few of them have competed in the sport in previous years. Kara Steeves had strong competition and controlled her opponents on the way to becoming a district champion. Sam Terrio used her strength to win a very tough back-and-forth match. With Sam leading late in the gold medal match, her opponent put Sam onto the mat and was looking to pin Sam for the victory. Sam refused to give up and the match came to end with Sam winning on points. Nelson Hicks went into his match with serious determination and controlled his opponent throughout the match on his way to a gold medal. Emmy Parsons had a strong showing in her matches and came away with a silver medal. Each athlete showed grit and commitment in practice and in competition.

All the wrestlers improved throughout the year and showed they were a force at the championships. MMS came away from the tournament with the Grade 7-8 female team trophy based on their two gold medals.

Although both teams were small, DCS and MMS have attracted plenty of attention from other students who are now interested in the sport because of the medals and team trophy. Peter Whittleton (MMS coach) and Chris Falconer (DCS coach) were impressed by the level of skill on display at the tournament. For both coaches, the student-athletes developed a strong will that served them well on the wrestling mat and will serve them well in life.