Wrestling

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Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling, for men, ladies and children. First ever Ladies World Championship to be hosted this year!

The Wrestling programme at Ambleside Sports has always been one of the main attractions – way back in 1809 a Silver Wrestling Belt and 5 guineas were offered in prizes. The “back hold” is crucial to this style of wrestling. Competitors stand face to face and link their hands behind the opponents back and when the referee is satisfied that each competitor has an equal hold he warns them to be “on guard”. The bout begins with the command “wrestle” a tussle follows where the winner either breaks his opponent’s hold or lands him on the ground to gain a “fall” – bouts are the best of three falls.

Enthusiasm for Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling is kept alive by dedicated families involved in the Sport who pass the techniques and skills from generation to generation and through Wrestling Academies. Three family names – Harrington, Brocklebank and Mason – have been closely involved with wrestling at Ambleside throughout the last 50 years. These names dominate the competitors records and we also find them deeply embroiled in the judging, administration and management of the Sport.

For more information go to Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling Association website

RECENT RESULTS

EVENT

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

SENIOR

All weights

Thomas Brocklebank

Joseph Robson

S Fleming

Andrew Ord

(World Championship)

Thomas Brocklebank

Richard Fox

11½ stone

John Harrington

John Harrington

J Brown

Jack Brown

Richard Fox

Ben Brocklebank

12½ stone

John Harrington

John Harrington

J Brown

Ben Brocklebank

Stewart Fleming

Jack Brown

14 stone

Graham Brocklebank

Richard Fox

G Brocklebank

G Brocklebank

Joe Threlfall

Grahan Brocklebank

GUINNESS TROPHY

Richard Fox

J Brown

Graham Brocklebank

Richard Fox

Richard Fox

GIRLS & LADIES

Ladies Open

Connie Hodgson

Donna Thompson

Connie Hodgson

Tracey Hodgson

Tracey Hodgson

Donna Thompson

Ladies 10½ st

Abi Marsdon

Girls under 15

Gemma Coulthard

JUNIOR

Under 12

(from 2013 Boys & Girls)

Sam Brown

Joe Losley

H Wilson

Harold Wilson

Mark Wharton

Ted Hodgson

Under 15

William Atkinson

James Hayhurst

A Singer

Joe Lasley

George Wilson

Harry Bertram

Under 18

Stuart Mason

James Hall

M Atkinson

Kieron Miller

Sam Wilson

George Wilson

COSTUME

SENIOR

Richard Dixon

Richard Fox

Trevor Hodgson

Matthew Atkinson

Ben Brocklebank

JUNIOR

Paul Murray

Ben Brocklebank

George Wilson

George Wilson

Haydn Evans