Houston wrestlers win provincial medals

Fighting wrestlers from across B.C., several Houston wrestlers got medals their weight classes, with one taking home gold.

Houston Secondary wrestler Leilah Wiebe got gold at the B.C. High School Wrestling Provincials.

Houston Secondary wrestler Leilah Wiebe got gold at the B.C. High School Wrestling Provincials.

Houston Secondary wrestler Leilah Wiebe got gold at the B.C. High School Wrestling Provincials.

HSS wrestlers Rebecca Ells, Shantall Gagnon, Trent Siemens and Bailey Murphy also competed. Fighting wrestlers from across B.C., Houston made it’s mark, with Leilah earning first place, Rebecca forth and Trent sixth of 20 in their respective weight classes.

“It felt pretty good,” said Leilah when asked about her win. “I was pretty excited. It was entirely unexpected. [Going into the gold match,] I was really scared,” she added.

Asked how the tournament was, Leilah said it was pretty exciting and fun to see the different types of competition.

For first year wrestlers Shantall and Bailey it was a bit of different experience.

“It was scary, and very, very intimidating,” said Shantall, adding that she was pretty nervous when she wrestled because of the number of eyes that were on her.

“There was a lot, a lot of people,” she said.

Bailey said that for him it was a great learning experience.

“[There was] lots of learning and a lot of different wrestling styles,” he said.

The Provincial Championship wraps up the wrestling season, which will start up again next November.

Special thanks go out to Coach Don Roy for his time and efforts with the HSS wrestlers.