Wrestling: Embleton-based Gladiator Wrestling clinches 20 medals at national championships

Gladiator Wrestling athletes brought home medals from the National Youth Wrestling Championships.
Gladiator Wrestling athletes brought home medals from the National Youth Wrestling Championships.

GLADIATOR Wrestling in Embleton took home 20 medals, including 11 gold, at the 2018 National Youth Wrestling Championships this month.

After moving from Osborne Park to Embleton earlier this year, the club competed at the championships at Craigie Leisure Centre on October 7, where it finished with 11 gold, eight silver and one bronze medal.

Owner and national cadet coach Alan Landy said the club won the team trophies for juniors and seniors.

“This meant that WA was the most dominant state for wrestling in the nation and Gladiator Wrestling had the most participants for a club in the national competition,” he said.

“We have had great results in the past but the strength of the team at this nationals has been extremely good.”

Landy said his athletes had grown and thrived since moving to Embleton.

“We have been able to create a training centre from scratch and that has been very beneficial in delivering our club mission, which is to create programs and opportunities whereby all participants have a positive experience and a genuine feeling of accomplishment,” he said.

For more information, call Alan on 0427713129.