Kamloops grapplers win national bronze
A third-place finish at a national event is something of which to be proud.
Two of Kamloops' best wrestlers, Alize Perriard-Abdoh and Tamara Ghering, won bronze at the national cadet/juvenile wrestling championships, held in Fredericton, N.B., from April 12 to April 15.
Perriard-Abdoh placed third in the women's 49-kilogram weight class after beating fellow B.C. athlete Fay Tuck in the bronze-medal matchup.
Ghering beat Sydney Hawkins of Ontario to win bronze in the 40-kilogram weight class.
Perriard-Abdoh won gold in her weight class at the Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops last summer, while Ghering picked up silver.
PacificSport employee Miranda Dick, a former World University Wrestling Championship gold-medallist, coaches the girls.
Brian Dick, longtime NorKam secondary wrestling coach, and Clint Martin, St. Ann’s wrestling coach, are also responsible for the girls’ development.