Submitted by Paul Klose
Wrestlers from Haliburton Highlands Secondary School hit the mats in fine form at the first tournament of the 2019/20 season.
Seven representatives of the Red Hawks Wrestling Team travelled to Peterborough on Dec. 5 to compete at the Kenner Rams Wrestling Invitational which attracted over 130 athletes from the COSSA region and beyond.
HHSS wrestlers had an outstanding day at the tournament. Overall the team posted 19 wins and only three losses! All Red Hawks athletes competed extremely well throughout the day showing the region that Hal High wrestlers show up to win.
Nic Graham (89 kg) Eli Samson (83 kg) and Connie Oh (57.5 kg) went undefeated in the senior divisions and returned home as champions of their respective weight classes. In the junior division Grade 9 student Levi Samson (89 kg) wrestled solidly in his first tournament ever and won every one of his matches to take home the gold.
Owen Wootton (72 kg) placed second in his weight class showing that no one can escape his pinning holds. Brooklyn Spence (51 kg) and Ethan Coles (67.5 kg) each posted a record of three wins and one loss to grab the bronze.
Congratulations to all wrestlers on a fantastic set of results!