Leilah Wiebe won silver and Rebecca Ells won bronze in wrestling at the recent B.C. Summer Games.

Leilah Wiebe won silver and Rebecca Ells won bronze in wrestling at the recent B.C. Summer Games.

Champion wrestlers

Houston’s Leilah Wiebe won silver and Rebecca Ells bronze in the wrestling competitions at the recent B.C. Summer Games.

Houston’s Leilah Wiebe won silver in the recent B.C. Summer Games wrestling.

Getting second against the top-five student wrestlers in B.C. was “pretty cool,” she said.

The competition was in Nanaimo July 18 to 20, and Leilah said her highlight was beating Serena Woldring from Vancouver.

“She was really tough. She was THE GIRL to beat,” Leilah said, adding that she got a few bruises from Serena’s head-butts.

Leilah says she loves the matches and learns from her competitors. Her strategy is getting them on the ground.

“I’m really good at the ground work, so if I can get them on the ground then I can usually flip them and try to pin them,” she said.

Rebecca Ells also wrestled at the Games and won bronze.