Morris maintains her grip on first

Queen of Angels wrestling coach Nick Zuback was thrilled with his team
Queen of Angels wrestling coach Nick Zuback was thrilled with his team's results in Campbell River.
— image credit: Don Bodger/file

Queen of Angels School placed first in both junior boys' and girls' categories during the Campbell River Invitational wrestling meet.

"I'm very pleased with the team results for junior boys and junior girls,'' said coach Nick Zuback.

Fifty-four kids from the valley competed, broken up into school teams for this meet rather than the Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club banner.

Andrea Morris topped the charts in 43-kilogram girls for the fourth time this season.

"She kept on doing what she's done in the past,'' said Zuback.

On the boys' side, Ryan Kuruvita had a great meet, winning the 54 kg boys' class.

Results of other top finishers in junior girls' divisions were as follows: 34 kg — Eachoe Siatecki (Queen of Angels) third; 43 kg — Nadya Ellis (Queen of Angels) third, Natasha Williams (Queen of Angels) fourth; 64 kg — Rayne Hankins (Quamichan) first, Kylie Kinrade (Queen of Angels) third; 40 kg — Stephanie Mould (Queen of Angels) third; 54 kg — Pandora Smith (Queen of Angels) first.

Junior boys' top finishers were: 35 kg — Xavier Juneau (George Bonner) first, Antonia Diaz (Lake Cowichan) second; 45 kg — Quinn Smith (Queen of Angels) fourth; 48 kg — Nicholas George (Queen of Angels) fourth; 51 kg — Fraser Smith (Queen of Angels) second; 54 kg — Will Wright (Queen of Angels) fourth.

In senior girls, Hannah Lauridsen of Cowichan placed third in 60 kg.

Colton Koopman of Cowichan placed first in senior boys' 70 kg, Kayden Dorma from Kelsey came second in 48 kg and Cowichan's Owen Pite grabbed fourth for 63 kg.

The island championships are coming up in Ucluelet for wrestlers, setting the stage for the provincials in Duncan for qualifiers on March 1 and 2.

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