This marks the tenth time longtime W.J. Mouat wrestling coach Jim Mitchell (at right) has chaired the BC High School Secondary Provincials in Abbotsford.

This marks the tenth time longtime W.J. Mouat wrestling coach Jim Mitchell (at right) has chaired the BC High School Secondary Provincials in Abbotsford.

Abby hosts B.C’s best high school wrestlers

British Columbia Secondary Schools Wrestling Association Championships take place on the weekend

  • Feb. 27, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The top high school wrestlers from across the province will be competing this weekend in the British  Columbia  Secondary  Schools Wrestling  Association Championships (BCSSWA) at the Ag Rec Centre.

More than 500 athletes and 100 coaches will participate in the three-day event, which is hosted by  W.J.  Mouat Secondary, Mid  Valley  Athletic  Club  and  the  Abbotsford  wrestling  community and  sanctioned  by  BC  School Sports  and  the  BC  Wrestling Association.

This is the 10th time Mouat wrestling coach  Jim Mitchell has chaired the high school provincials in Abbotsford.

“It’s exciting,” Mitchell said about hosting the provincial championships.

Mitchell noted that Abbotsford has traditionally been a hotbed of high school wrestling talent, and this year is no exception.

Abbotsford Traditional Secondary has had several first-place finishes at tournaments in the  2014-15 season, most recently a first-place finish at the Fraser Valley qualifier, where Mouat finished second. In the 2014 provincials, the Mouat Hawks boys’ team placed second. Rick Hansen also has a strong wrestling tradition.

Here are just a few of the local wrestlers to watch for at this year’s provincials:

 

School  Name        Weight Class

ATSS    Jagmeet Klair     48 kg

ATSS    Jaskaran Khela     51 kg

ATSS    Navi Gill     74 kg

ATSS    Austin Gurm     78 kg

ATSS    Harman Rakhra     78 kg

ATSS    Amtoj Dhaliwal     84 kg

ATSS    Tanjot Khalon    84 kg

ATSS    Yauraj Tatla     38 kg

RHSS    Toor, Navdeep    51 kg

RHSS    Parman Basra    70 kg

WJMS    Pravi Dhaliwal    60 kg

WJMS    Juliana Carter    64 kg

WJMS    Aksh Sunday     45 kg

WJMS    Navrose Brar    48 kg

WJMS     Pavan Sangha    54 kg

WJMS     Davinder Gill    63 kg

WJMS     Dilpreet Randhawa     63 kg

WJMS     Mickey Khehira     90 kg

WJMS     Nishan Randhawa     100 kg

Yale      Eknoor Bajwa     60 kg

 

BCSSWA schedule:

 

– Friday, Feb.  27., 9 a.m.  to 9  p.m., preliminary bouts

– Sat., Feb.  28, 9 a.m. to noon, championship placement bouts

– Sat.,  Feb. 28, 2 to 6 p.m., championship finals

*Finals tickets are $10 at the door or $5 if purchased in advance at the  W. J. Mouat secondary main office. All other matches are free.