A Sarnia Wrestler struck gold recently at the 2017 Cadet and Juvenile Provincial Championships.
Nathan Moro, representing the Sarnia-Bluewater Wrestling Club, clinched first in the 76kg juvenile category at the Brampton, Ont. meet.
“He wrestled really well, made some great throws. He’s right at the top of his game right now,” said Tim Allen, one of the club’s coaches.
Moro, a Grade 12 student at St. Patrick’s High School, was one of 38 wrestlers who represented the Sarnia-based club. Twenty-two of them had top six finishes in their respective categories.
Howard Moffatt (cadet, 76 kg) and Mya Sandrin (cadet, 43 kg), each won silver, and Quinn Jennings, (cadet, 76 kg), Brent Swain (cadet, 85 kg), Taijah Allen, (cadet, 49 kg) and Emma McLaughlin (juvenile, 69 kg), earning bronze.
“It was probably one of the highest level of competition I’ve seen in a few years. The athletes were really extremely good all around,” said Allen.
Nathan Moro (Juvenile, 76 kg): 1st
Howard Moffatt (Cadet, 76 kg): 2nd
Quinn Jennings (Cadet, 76 kg): 3rd
Brent Swain (Cadet, 85 kg): 3rd
Perry Moffatt (Cadet, 42 kg): 4th
Adam VanderSlagt (Cadet, 50 kg): 4th
Patrick Golob (Cadet, 72 kg): 4th
Sebastian Demers (Cadet, 76 kg): 4th
Peyton Armitage (Cadet, 69 kg): 5th
Benjamin Parent (Cadet, 50 kg): 6th
Mya Sandrin (Cadet, 43 kg): 2nd
Taijah Allen (Cadet, 49 kg): 3rd
Emma McLaughlin (Juvenile, 69 kg): 3rd
Erin Cromwell (Juvenile, 48 kg): 4th
Sarah Wilson (Cadet, 49 kg): 4th
Kayla Hunt (Cadet, 52 kg): 4th
McKenna Leong (Juvenile, 52 kg): 4th
Talitha Allen (Juvenile, 60 kg): 4th
J. J. Thomson (Cadet, 65 kg): 4th
Erin Sanderson (Cadet, 49 kg): 5th
Hannah VanderSlagt (Juvenile, 53 kg): 6th
Kala Wagg (Cadet, 56 kg): 6th