Wrestling

Ecolé Cobble Hill’s Noëlle Maguire-Horn (right) and Charlotte Cooper, both in Grade 3 wrestle during the elementary wrestling playdown tournament on Feb. 16 at Queen Margaret’s School. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Youngsters take to the mats at QMS elementary wrestling event in Duncan

Annual tournament proves bright future for wrestling in Cowichan

 

Carter Zuback wins gold in his weight class at the B.C. High School Wrestling Championships in Vancouver last weekend. (Courtesy of Nick Zuback)

Cowichan boasts two provincial champion wrestlers

Cowichan sends 25 athletes to the B.C. High School Wrestling Championships in Vancouver

 

File - Social media personality Logan Paul stands in the ring before an exhibition boxing match, Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Three months after signing a contract with WWE last year, Paul took out a cell phone and filmed himself jumping from the ropes and onto wrestler Roman Reigns. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

WWE leaning in to social media ahead of possible sale

The wrestling giant is now over 20 million followers on its flagship TikTok account

 

QMS wrestler Ripley Fox wrestles Oak Bay’s Vesna Mackillop on her way to a second place finish overall at the Vancouver Island Wrestling Championships on Saturday Feb. 11. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan wrestlers punch their tickets to provincial tournament

A contingent of 35 wrestlers from Cowichan Valley schools participated

QMS wrestler Ripley Fox wrestles Oak Bay’s Vesna Mackillop on her way to a second place finish overall at the Vancouver Island Wrestling Championships on Saturday Feb. 11. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club took 23 wrestlers to the Western Canada Wrestling Club Championships at the Richmond Oval the weekend of Jan. 20. (Courtesy of Nick Zuback)

Cowichan emerging as a force in the wrestling community

Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club athletes are competing nearly every weekend

The Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club took 23 wrestlers to the Western Canada Wrestling Club Championships at the Richmond Oval the weekend of Jan. 20. (Courtesy of Nick Zuback)
Coach Nick Zuback flanked by Jordan He (left) and Rui Wang at the Campbell River Invitational wrestling tournament last weekend. (Zach Staicesku photo)

Cowichan wrestlers haul 12 medals home from Campbell River event

Campbell River event proves fruitful for participants

Coach Nick Zuback flanked by Jordan He (left) and Rui Wang at the Campbell River Invitational wrestling tournament last weekend. (Zach Staicesku photo)
Carter Zuback (left) wins in Calgary last weekend. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan wrestlers putting in the miles to get to the mats

QMS duo represent Team BC in two Calgary events

Carter Zuback (left) wins in Calgary last weekend. (Submitted photo)
Cowichan/QMS wrestling coach Nick Zuback had a busy weekend, first coaching and running the inaugural QMS Christmas Classic tournament on Saturday before bringing a contingent of wrestlers to SFU to compete in the War on the Floor event Sunday. (Hayley Picard photo)
Cowichan/QMS wrestling coach Nick Zuback had a busy weekend, first coaching and running the inaugural QMS Christmas Classic tournament on Saturday before bringing a contingent of wrestlers to SFU to compete in the War on the Floor event Sunday. (Hayley Picard photo)

Cowichan wrestlers medal at SFU’s War on the Floor

A select team from the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club travelled to Burnaby…

Cowichan/QMS wrestling coach Nick Zuback had a busy weekend, first coaching and running the inaugural QMS Christmas Classic tournament on Saturday before bringing a contingent of wrestlers to SFU to compete in the War on the Floor event Sunday. (Hayley Picard photo)
Cowichan/QMS wrestling coach Nick Zuback had a busy weekend, first coaching and running the inaugural QMS Christmas Classic tournament on Saturday before bringing a contingent of wrestlers to SFU to compete in the War on the Floor event Sunday. (Hayley Picard photo)
QMS wrestler Jordan He takes on an athlete from Ucluelet during the QMS Christmas Classic wrestling tournament Saturday, Dec. 10. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley schools dominate QMS Christmas Classic

Inaugural wrestling tournament welcomed athletes from 36 schools

QMS wrestler Jordan He takes on an athlete from Ucluelet during the QMS Christmas Classic wrestling tournament Saturday, Dec. 10. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
BC Summer Games gold medallist Loryn Roberts. (Submitted by Nick Zuback)

Cowichan wrestlers battle to team gold at Summer Games

4 individual medals added to dual meet title

BC Summer Games gold medallist Loryn Roberts. (Submitted by Nick Zuback)
The logo for World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., WWE, appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Vince McMahon is voluntarily stepping back from his roles as CEO and chairman at WWE, Friday, June 17, 2022, as the sports entertainment company performs an investigation into alleged misconduct related to a relationship with a former employee. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Vince McMahon will step down during WWE misconduct probe

Wrestling boss will continue to oversee WWE’s creative content during the investigation

The logo for World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., WWE, appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Vince McMahon is voluntarily stepping back from his roles as CEO and chairman at WWE, Friday, June 17, 2022, as the sports entertainment company performs an investigation into alleged misconduct related to a relationship with a former employee. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Some of the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club’s national championship medallists. From left: coach Ryan Yewchin, Loryn Roberts, Sedona Bond, Darren Doherty, Emma Greenwood, Carter Zuback and coach Nick Zuback. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club)

Double gold-medallist leads Cowichan club at wrestling nationals

CVWC finishes 8th out of 73 clubs at meet in Alberta

Some of the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club’s national championship medallists. From left: coach Ryan Yewchin, Loryn Roberts, Sedona Bond, Darren Doherty, Emma Greenwood, Carter Zuback and coach Nick Zuback. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club)
The Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club’s national championship contingent. Back row, from left: coach Nick Zuback, Antonio Iannidinardo, Emma Greenwood, Aidan Dyer-Price, Loryn Roberts, Ross Meiner, Darren Doherty, Phoenix Skailes and coach Ryan Yewchin. Front row, from left: Georgia Bond, Carter Zuback, Sedona Bond and coach Karen Ward. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan club sending 10 wrestlers to nationals

Contingent aiming to bring home some hardware

The Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club’s national championship contingent. Back row, from left: coach Nick Zuback, Antonio Iannidinardo, Emma Greenwood, Aidan Dyer-Price, Loryn Roberts, Ross Meiner, Darren Doherty, Phoenix Skailes and coach Ryan Yewchin. Front row, from left: Georgia Bond, Carter Zuback, Sedona Bond and coach Karen Ward. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Ross Meiner competes on his way to a gold medal at the Miri Piri Invitational meet in Abbotsford. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club)

2 gold medals for Cowichan wrestlers in Abbotsford

CVWC also collects 2 silvers at Miri Piri Invitational

Ross Meiner competes on his way to a gold medal at the Miri Piri Invitational meet in Abbotsford. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club)
Carter Zuback of the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club competes at the Canada Summer Games trials in North Vancouver last month. (Submitted by Nick Zuback)
Carter Zuback of the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club competes at the Canada Summer Games trials in North Vancouver last month. (Submitted by Nick Zuback)
Coaches Hamilcar Pereira (far left), Nick Zuback (second from left), Karen Ward (second from right) and Ryan Yewchin (far right) honour graduating wrestlers Aiden Dyer-Price, Jessica Nakahara, Phoenix Skailes and Charlie Roberts at the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club’s awards banquet on April 14. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club)

Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club hands out awards

Dalton-Pereira and Skailes share top honours

Coaches Hamilcar Pereira (far left), Nick Zuback (second from left), Karen Ward (second from right) and Ryan Yewchin (far right) honour graduating wrestlers Aiden Dyer-Price, Jessica Nakahara, Phoenix Skailes and Charlie Roberts at the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club’s awards banquet on April 14. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club)
Future Stars of Wrestling is run by the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Valley club’s Future Wrestling Stars is back

Opportunity for kids 5-10 to try the sport

Future Stars of Wrestling is run by the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club. (Citizen file)
Most of the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club’s provincial contingent reunited at practice on Monday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Most of the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club’s provincial contingent reunited at practice on Monday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)

Agassiz’s sole high school wrestler sweeps top honours at provincials

Mark Schwichtenberg earns second career gold medal, outstanding accolades

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)
In its first year of existence, the Queen Margaret’s School wrestling team qualified eight female and four male athletes to provincials. (Submitted by Queen Margaret’s School)

QMS wrestlers lead Cowichan club at Island championships

25 Cowichan wrestlers qualify for provincials

In its first year of existence, the Queen Margaret’s School wrestling team qualified eight female and four male athletes to provincials. (Submitted by Queen Margaret’s School)