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Sarnia Bluewater Wrestling Summer Season Review
special to October 13, 2011
submitted photos

This past summer, 5 members, and one past member,  of the Sarnia / Bluewater Wrestling Club were selected to National Team programs.  These programs included the Canada Cup of International Wrestling in Guelph, the Junior Pan American Championships (20 years old and under) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the FILA  Cadet Pan American Championships (17 years old and under) in Campeche, Mexico and the FILA Cadet World Championships in Szombathely, Hungary, the Senior Commonwealth Championships in Melbourne, Australia.

Junior Pan American  July 2, 2011 Sao Paulo, Brazil

Darby Huckle 44 kg – now a student at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC competed at the Junior Pan Am in Brazil.  Placed 2nd.  John Dawson – was team leader

FILA – Cadet Pan Americans.  Aug 4-7, 2011 Campeche, Mexico

Siobhan Smith 46 kg – a grade 12 student at Northern Collegiate placed 3rd.
Aaron McMillan 46 kg – a grade 12 student at St Clair placed 4th
John Burke – Coach


     Emily Schaefer, Siobhan Smith,
Aaron McMillan

FILA Cadet World Championships in Szombathely, Hungary.

Emily Schaefer 40 kg – a grade 10 student at Northern Collegiate placed 12th

Senior Commonwealth Wrestling Championships.  Melbourne, Australia

Sarah Pattenaude  59 kg – formerly of Sarnia, now training in London with the London / Western Wrestling Club, placed 3rd.

Canada Cup – July 2-5, 2011 Guelph, ON

Emily Schaefer 40 kg – 1st in the pre-junior age group (18 and under)
Amy Werden – a grade 12 student at LCCVI represented Team Ontario this summer and participated in the Canada Cup and Team Ontario training camps and tours.

The new season is now under way.  The club trains at Sarnia Collegiate in room 99 Tuesday and Thursdays 7-9 pm.
For more information, contact:  John Burke



Sarnia / Bluewater Wrestling Coach Dave Mottram has been elected as President of the OAWA – Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association.  This two year term began in June.  The OAWA is the governing body for all amateur wrestling and grappling within Ontario and works with Canada Wrestling and the Canadian Olympic Committee to develop and promote wrestling within Ontario.

Coach Mottram  was  inducted into the sports hall of fame for the University of Western Ontario.  Coach Mottram – a multiple time national champion for the UWO was inducted 2 times during Homecoming weekend Oct. 1 in London.  One, as a member of the 1990 CIAU National Champion Team for UWO and secondly as an individual athlete who won several provincial and national titles for UWO at the OUAA and CIAU level.

Coach Mottram is currently employed by the St Clair Catholic District School Board as a teacher and coaches the wrestling team at St Patrick’s Catholic SS and the Sarnia / Bluewater Wrestling Club.


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