2011 NI Open Freestyle Championships

30 Apr 2011
Walton Hart writes:
The Northern Ireland Open Wrestling Championships was organized by the Knockagh Wrestling Club and took place in Downshire School, Carrickfergus on the 30th April 2011.
The action began with a Tag Wrestling Competition for the novice wrestlers who wished to take part in the day and gain some experience of competing in front of a crowd.
The 12 young wrestlers, both male and female, many of whom had only been wrestling a few months put on a great display of ability and determination.
In the main event were 10 wrestling clubs across the UK, Ireland and one competitor travelling all the way from Spain to take part in the competition.
This provided 65 wrestlers from the age of 7 years old and above who rose to the challenge and provided a magnificent display of wrestling in their pursuit of the championship win.
The action took place across two mats and the day ran very smoothly for all those involved with a minimum of disruption.
Many of those who attended, both coaches and wrestlers, congratulated the organisers of the event for a well run competition and an event which had a very high standard of wrestling.
On behalf of the Organizers I would like to thank the following:

  • To all those wrestlers who came and made the day a special event in our calendar
  • To the coaches who brought teams and kept the action flowing with having their wrestlers ready and respecting the referees and officials
  • To all of the parents and helpers who have supported this event

A special thanks goes to Victor Keelan for the benefit of his refereeing skills and assisting with the running of our competition.

Club Results Gold Silver Bronze Total
Knockaugh Raiders 4 8 2 14
Tryst Lions 5 1 6
Redhog Wrestling 3 2 1 6
Causeway Giants 2 3 5
Hercules 3 1 4
Larne Panthers 1 3 4
AJ Wrestling 1 3 4
Bolton 3 3
Waterside Sharks 1 1 2
Castro de Vigo 1 1

Individual Results

Under 10 29kgs
1 Robert Winchester Redhog Wrestling
2 Tristan Walsh Causeway Giants
3 George Hudson AJ Wrestling Club
Under 10 31kgs
1 Michael Keyes Bolton
2 Michael Hanson Knockagh Raiders
3 Brandon Boyd Causeway Giants
Under 10 38kgs
1 Taylor McCann Tryst Lions
2 David Scott Hercules, Dublin
3 Scott kane Larne Panthers
Under 11 42kgs
1 Declan Fisher Bolton
2 Matthew Elliott Knockagh Raiders
3 Andrew McCrossan Waterside Sharks
Under 11 60kgs
1 Kyle Taylor Tryst Lions
2 Cameron Burns Redhog Wrestling
Under 13 34kgs
1 Ross Connelly Tryst Lions
2 Jake Harbinson Knockagh Raiders
3 Aaron Robinson Larne Panthers
Under 14 48kgs
1 Andrew Purssell Knockagh Raiders
2 Adam Castell AJ Wrestling Club
3 Kieran Hudson AJ Wrestling Club
Under 14 56kgs
1 Shane Webb Redhog Wrestling
2 Bobbie Cardwell Knockagh Raiders
3 Jamie McCombe Larne Panthers
Under 14 59kgs
1 Bobbie Cardwell Knockagh Raiders
2 Jennifer Barr Knockagh Raiders
Under 15 64kgs
1 Clinton Scott Hercules, Dublin
2 Juston Haughey Knockagh Raiders
3 Thomas Little AJ Wrestling Club
Under 15 72kgs
1 Lewis Waddell Tryst Lions
2 Matthew McCrossan Waterside Sharks
Cadet 57kgs
1 Lisa Cardwell Knockagh Raiders
Cadet 60kgs
1 Lee McKeown Tryst Lions
Junior 62kgs
1 Lisa Cardwell Knockagh Raiders
2 Jenny Kitson Larne Panthers
3 Orla Doherty Causeway Giants
Senior 66kgs
1 Mark Nepal Hercules, Dublin
2 Aaron Grandville Knockagh Raiders
3 Min Yeo Knockagh Raiders
Junior 74kgs
1 Declan Dalton Redhog Wrestling
2 Mark Alexander Causeway Giants
Senior 74kgs
1 Danny Fisher Bolton
2 Bobby McLucas Tryst Lions
3 Dean Gordon Knockagh Raiders
Senior 84kgs
1 Dominik Olasik Hercules, Dublin
2 Ali Maclean Knockagh Raiders
3 Chris Gayle Causeway Giants
Senior 96kgs
1 Eder Villanueva Gonzalaz Castro de Vigo
2 Glenn Elliott Redhog Wrestling
3 Ryan Kelly Redhog Wrestling

Weights: To be matched by Weight and D.O.B.
Ages: School Kids / Juniors / Seniors both Male and Female
Weigh-In: Friday 29th April from 18:00 to 20:00 in
Greenisland Youth Centre
15c Glassillan Grove,
Greenisland, BT38 8TE
Entry Fee: £10 per competitor
Entries (completed form plus fee) to:
Dave Finlay
62 Glenkeen Drive
BT38 8XG
Tel: 028 9086 4442
Closing Date: Friday 22th April
No entries will be accepted at the weigh-in
Awards: Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions
Note: All UK officials / coaches and competitors must be registered with BWA for 2011 (or with their own association)
Entry form available for download

  • Event Title: 2011 NI Open Freestyle Championships
  • Start Date: 30 Apr 2011
  • End Date: 30 Apr 2011
  • Venue:
    Downshire SchoolDownshire Rd
    Northern Ireland
    BT38 7DA
  • Website:
  • Contact: Dave Finlay
  • Email: Knockaghwrestlingclub@hotmail.co.uk