Wrestlers return from Scotland with medals

Middleton and Wirksworth Wrestling Club travelled to Scotland for the Tryst Open and had a very rewarding weekend.

Siblings Thomas and Harriette Phillips proved that the north was no match for them with faultless victories.

The new members of of the national talent squad Lewis Brown and Shaun Thorpe just missed out on gold position earning themselves a well deserved pair of silvers.

Laila Brown and Shannon Harrison both had hard fights but, undeterred, dug in to also earn silver medals.

Brandon Harrison had a tough group but battled hard and managed to bag himself a bronze.

It was returning wrestler Troy Hunt who caught the coaches’ eye for wrestler of the competition, as in narrowly missing out on a medal he showed great determination and technique as well as a constant smile on his face.

This proved a good warm up for the Derbyshire Open which is to be held at Wirksworth Leisure Centre this Saturday. Wrestling takes place from around 11am onwards and all are welcome to attend.