Peter McCrackin and Carson Lee named Outstanding wrestlers on first day of U17 / U19 Championships
FREDERICTON – Peter McCrackin of the Edmonton Bears Wrestling Club and Carson Lee of Saskatoon Junior Huskies were named the U17 and U19 Outstanding Wrestlers of the Tournament on the first day of the U17 / U19 Canadian Championships.
McCrackin won gold at 60 kg after a 10-2 victory over Sorin Junior Iordache of Montreal YMHA in the gold medal bout.
Lee added to the junior gold he won at the Junior / Senior Canadian Championships in Saskatoon in March.
Carson Lee of Flin Flon, Man., wins the U19 Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament less than two weeks after winning gold at the Junior Canadian Championship! pic.twitter.com/doDzfMCQ2v
— Wrestling Canada Lutte (@WrestlingCanada) April 6, 2019
“I changed my mindset a little. When I was at Juniors, I was kind of thinking I had to win,” said Lee. “At this one I just focused on small things, like getting my attacks down and wrestling the way I like to wrestle.”
The Championships are taking place from April 5 to 7 at the Aitken University Centre on the University of New Brunswick campus in Fredericton.
Certain United World Wrestling cadet age men will compete tomorrow at the Cadet Team Trials. The trials will be used as a selection event for the 2019 Cadet World Championships and 2019 Cadet Pan American Championships.
Other awards presented included:
Club Team Award U17 Men’s Freestyle: Edmonton Bears Wrestling Club
Club Team Award U19 Men’s Freestyle: Team Impact Wrestling Club
Provincial Team Award U17 Men’s Freestyle: Ontario
Provincial Team Award U19 Men’s Freestyle: Ontario
Earlier in the night, Carson Lee was awarded with the 2018 Cadet Male Wrestler of the Year award for his bronze medal at the Cadet World Championships and silver at Cadet Pan American Championships.
2019 U17 Champions
39-42 kg – Jagvir Grewal
45 kg – Jack Scott
48 kg – Trye Trotman
51 kg – Benjamin Reid
55 kg – Logan Smith
60 kg – Peter McCrackin
65 kg – Amaan Gulacha
71 kg – Ryan Fowler
80 kg – Gurek Dhesi
92 kg – Mathis Rainville
110 kg – Chiragpreet Mattu
125 kg – Savitoj Gill
2019 U19 Champions
45 kg – Matthew Vecchio
48 kg – Riley White
51 kg – Gregor McNeil
55 kg – Dechlan Papadopoulos
60 kg – Cody Saunders
65 kg – Stone Lewis
71 kg – Armaan Malhi
80 kg – Carson Lee
92 kg – Arjun Dhesi
110 kg – Harjind Grewal
125 kg – Arjot Gill
U17 / U19 Canadian Championship action resumes at 9:30 am ET tomorrow with the women’s U17 and U19 Championships. Complete event information including livestream and live results is available here.