Panther wrestlers rule West Kelowna

The VSS Panthers came up big in the Ogopogo Invite Wrestling Tournament in West Kelowna last Saturday.

Newbies Alex Cooke, Leon Schenker and Jared Flanders picked up silver medals in their respective weight divisions while freshman Riley Drieir picked up a bronze in the 57-kilogram category.

Brothers Sam and Joe Eggert, after placing third and second in their respective weight divisions in the Western Canadian Open the previous week in Kamloops, both earned silver and gold at the Ogopogo.

Tyler Jackson also earned his second silver in as many weeks.

“These last two tournaments, the provincial Western Age Class and the Ogopogo Invite, have confirmed the potential of our young wrestlers coming up through the program,” said VSS coach Brad Wyse.

“It’s quite something to see their practice pay off in competition as they continue to learn both offence and defence of wrestling.”

The team is enjoying their new wrestling room and will resume training for the Okanagan Zone Feb. 16 in Salmon Arm.

The team also gets coaching from Rob Eggert.


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