Submitted by Paul Klose
On Thursday February 23, the HHSS wrestling team competed at the 2012 COSSA Wrestling Championships held in Lindsay. Over 200 of the best wrestlers fromCentral Ontarioparticipated at the event. Thirteen Red Hawks qualified for the extremely competitive tournament.
At the end of the day, 11 HHSS wrestlers ranked among the top four in their weight class. The HHSS women’s team had a particularly successful tournament. With all points combined, they placed second among all COSSA schools. Liz Toth lead the team with a perfect record, earning the COSSA gold.
Coaches Klose and Fockler are extremely proud of the entire team for their performances at the tournament.
Over the next week the team will work to prepare six Haliburton wrestlers for the OFSAA Championships held at the Memorial Centre inPeterboroughon March 5 – 7. Congratulations to Lily Coneybeare, Nichole Honderich, Liz Toth, Bailey Walker, Keith Burley and Zane Zondervan on earning a berth to the provincial championships.
Gold Medal: Liz Toth (64 kg)
Silver Medal: Kayla Gardiner (47.5 kg), Bailey Walker (54 kg), Lily Coneybeare (67.5 kg)
Bronze Medal: Nichole Honerich (44 kg),
4th Place: Caitlyn Griffin (51 kg), Maia O’Sullivan (57.5 kg), Jenn Woolacott (61 kg)
Silver Medal: Keith Burley (83 kg)
Bronze Medal: Zane Zondervan (77 kg)
4th Place: Mark Christie (95 kg)
Photos by Paul Klose
COSSA 2012 001 – Nichole Honderich finishes a head-and-arm throw with a pin in her semi-final match.
COSSA 2012 002 – COSSA silver medalist Lily Coneybeare and OFSAA qualifier tilts her opponent for 2 points.
COSSA 2012 004 – Jenn Woolacott works to pin her opponent in her first match of the day.
COSSA 2012 005 – OFSAA qualifier Bailey Walker works to score points in her second match of the day.
COSSA 2012 007 – Veteran Maia O’Sullivan finishes her match with a pin.