Wrestler makes a winning move

Troy Humberston won a gold medal in Greco-Roman style, super heavy weight division at WA State Championship. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d412490
Troy Humberston won a gold medal in Greco-Roman style, super heavy weight division at WA State Championship. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d412490

Humberston, who travels to Claremont PCYC twice a week for training, was practicing judo and martial arts before wrestling.

‘I always wanted to get in to wrestling but grew up in Geraldton so it wasn’t an option, but when I moved here I got in to it straight away,’ Humberston said.

‘I’ve trained really hard on strength and conditioning but I knew it was going to be hard with limited experience.

‘Wrestling is very physical, dynamic and strategic.’

The 25-year-old, who trains under Greco-Roman coach Adrian Tesan-ovic from the Claremont Tigers Wrestling Club, said he carried a 120kg sandbag up and down his back yard about five times a day to improve his strength.

Humberston is preparing to compete in about six tournaments next year and is aiming for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

He weighs in at 110kg and is 183cm tall.