Warriors wrestlers leave it all on the mats
Nineteen of our best Warrior wrestlers battled against the odds to come a mere eight points from upsetting the former OFSAA provincial champions and hosts at the Rieno Niemi Memorial tournament. The competition was held at St. Ignatius High School in Thunder Bay on December 15.
To put this enormous accomplishment in perspective, the St. Ignatius Falcons have won this tournament every year for well over a decade. Rookies like Nick Braum, Taylor Meekis, and Max Ledger showed incredible heart and determination, medaling in their first competition, and veterans Levi Melnichuk and Denzel Coulombe earned the respect of their opponents. Veteran Gabe Otto fought an absolute war to secure his silver medal.
Great effort Warriors! We are proud of you!
Placings: Gold - Taylor Meekis, Danny Bottle, and Haileigh Doxtater-Wynn. Silver - Levi Melnichuk, Nicholas Brohm, Gabriel Otto, Denzel Coulombe, Dalton Thwaites, Oksanna Romanec, Ethan Nadeau, Serena Anderson, and Grayce McKay. Bronze - Max Ledger and Kasha Rae. Fourth Place - Krista Kakekayash and Kerry Davis (Injury). Fifth Place - Keegan Southwind and Chris Edwards.
Submitted by Coaches Sakamoto, Keating, Brisket, Southwind, and Cospito