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April 20, 2023

Season of growth for wrestler Buck

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Kira Buck has elevated her wrestling skills. The first year psychology student from St. Thomas, has learned a lot in season one of wrestling at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie. Buck had three podium appearances and finished her freshman season seventh, in the women's 82-kilogram division, at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships.

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March 8, 2023

OFSAA wrestling gold for Dale and Jackson

OTTAWA, Ont. - Clark Jackson and Tyler Dale are OFSAA wrestling champions. The pair were among six local wrestlers in medal contention on day two of the OFSAA wrestling championships this afternoon at TD Place. Dale, with the Parkside Stampeders, dominated the boys' 67.5-kilogram gold medal match, blitzing Dylan De Jesus, of Bill Crothers Secondary, 10-0. Clark Jackson, with the Central Elgin Titans, defeated a familiar foe, Attila Adamko, of Medway High, 8-2, in the boys' 89-kilogram gold match.
Helen King, of St, Joseph's High, lost the girls' 72-kilogram gold match to Lauren Smith, of St. Theresa's. Titans Ivey Ludwig, 67.5-kg and Kendelle Scott, both lost their respective bronze medal matches. Owen Dale placed sixth, in the boys' 64-kilogram division.

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February 24, 2023

Parkside's Dale and Boyko WOSSAA wrestling MVPs

LONDON, Ont. - Elgin County wrestlers shined at the WOSSAA wrestling championships. Seventeen athletes from four schools are heading to OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, March 7-8 in Ottawa. Parkside Stampeders Tyler Dale and Julie Boyko were voted WOSSAA male and female MVPs. Dale won gold in the boys' 67.5-kilogram class while Boyko is the girls' 64-kg champion. The pair lead a Stampeders' team of six to OFSAA, with Ryan Nash, Owen Dale, Aba Coombs and Gabe Forsyth. The Central Elgin Titans send six athletes as well, gold medalists Ivey Ludwig, Clark Jackson, Hailey Basacco and Jack Weisz, along with Kailey Beauchamp and Kendelle Scott. Hannah King, Cecilija Meglic, Alex DiCristiforo and Helen King, lead the St. Joseph's Rams. Gold medalist Makayla Rice represents the East Elgin Eagles. Parkside finished third in the combined team standings, behind champion London Banting and London Saunders. The Stampeders' boys placed third. The Titans' girls team were second behind London Banting.

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February 21, 2023

Ludwig TVRA most outstanding wrestler

LONDON, Ont. - Ivey Ludwig has come a long way in one season. In her first year of wrestling, the Grade 12 student with the Central Elgin Titans, is the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Charrette conference most outstanding female wrestler, today at Saunders secondary school. Ludwig went 4-0, pinning three of her opponents, on her way to the gold medal in the girls' 67.5 kilogram division. Led by champions Julie Boyko (64-kg) and Mandy Penner (47.5-kg), the Parkside Stampeders won the overall girls team title. Stampeders Tyler Dale (67.5kg), Nolan Hicks, Jeremy Anderson (61-kg) and Ryan Nash (51-kg), won their respective divisions. The Parkside boys' team placed third. Ludwig and Kendelle Scott, the girls' 83 kilogram champ, led the lady Titans team to second place. St. Joseph's Rams Helen King won the girls' 72-kg division defeating Central Elgin Titans Hailey Basacco. Titans Jack Weisz won the boys' 83-kg class. East Elgin Eagles Makayla Rice claimed the girls' 95-kg title The top five in each division move on the WOSSAA championships, this Friday, at Banting high school, in London. The top two in each division at WOSSAA qualify for OFSAA, March 7-8, in Ottawa.

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December 3, 2022

Head over heels for wrestling's return

ST. THOMAS - Wrestlers from 16 schools were back on the mats at the Parkside Wrestling tournament, today at the high school. For many athletes it was their first matches since 2019, after the COVID pandemic wiped out much of the past two seasons. The host school had seven individual division champions, led senior Julie Boyko and the Dale brothers, Tyler and Owen. St. Joe's had Helen King, Diago Silva and Alex DiCristofero, win gold. Clark Jackson and Bryson Ferguson were division champs for the Central Elgin Titans. Fisher Ward led a team of five East Elgin Eagles, taking home silver.

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June 1, 2022

Dettloff Canadian Jr. champion

DORCHESTER, Ont. - Kendall Dettloff is a Canadian wrestling champion. Dettloff defeated Kelyn Young, of Guelph, with a pin, in the women's 53-kilogram gold medal match, at the 2022 National Junior Wrestling championships, May 27-28, in Edmonton.

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May 11, 2022

Provincial gold for Penner, King sisters

CALEDONIA, Ont. - Three members of the OXEL club won gold medals at the Ontario Cadet (14-15 years old)- Juvenile (16-17 years) wrestling championships, May 7.
Mandy Penner, at girls' 46-kilograms, Hannah King, at 43-kg and Helen King, at 69-kg, stood a top the podium. In juvenile boys, Gabriel Forsyth, at 110-kg and Jeremy Anderson, at 55-kg, both won bronze medals.
Owen Dale just missed the podium, placing fourth, in Cadet boys' 65-kg. Seven OXEL wrestlers brought home hardware from the Canada Youth Festival.

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December 1, 2021

Detloff takes bronze at university wrestling meet

BURLINGTON, Ont. - At the Ontario Open wrestling tournament, Kendall Dettloff, of Dorchester, a second year nursing student with the Western Mustangs, brought home a bronze medal in the women's 55-kilogram class, this past weekend.
Earlier in November, Dettloff was third at both the Ryerson Open and York Open tournaments in the 53-kg class.


June 30, 2020

Froggett Medway's Grade 10 male athlete

THORNDALE, ON. - Ethan Froggett, of Thorndale, is Medway High School's Grade 10 male Athlete of the Year. Froggett advanced to OFSAA wrestling, in the boys' 83-kilogram class, following a silver medal at the WOSSAA championship


March 4, 2020

Eldridge brings home OFSAA wrestling silver

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON. - For a second consecutive year, Gavin Eldridge is an OFSAA silver medalist in wrestling. The Parkside Stampeder was undefeated until the 61-kilogram boys' gold medal match against Nathan Hunyady, of Guelph John F. Ross.
A year ago Elridge brought home silver wrestling in the 57.5-kilogram category. 

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February 21, 2020

Parkside dominates WOSSAA wrestling capturing team title

LONDON, ON. - Julie Boyko was Houdini-like to escape a near pin, Gavin Eldridge kept quick on his feet and Brady Johnson seized an opportunity. Boyko (64-kg), Eldridge (61-kg), Johnson (130-kg) are returning to OFSAA, after qualifying at the Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association (WOSSAA) wrestling championships, at Banting Secondary School. Nine athletes will represent Parkside at OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, March 2-4, in Sault Ste. Marie.
Joining the trio of OFSAA returnees for the trip north, are gold medalist Jeremy Anderson (boys' 44-kg), silver medalists Cole Moore (boys' 89-kg), Cadence Hardwick (girls' 44-kg), Emma Penner (girls' 77-kg) and Kira Buck (third, girls' 83-kg) and Melody Wilton (115-kg). Parkside brought home the WOSSAA overall combined team title. The Lady Stampeders were team champions, while the boys were second behind London Saunders.
The St. Joseph's Rams send five athletes to OFSAA, silver medalists Emma Lee (girls' 57.5-kg), Krystian Krzyzewski (boys' 85-kg) and Ryder Dennison (boys' 44-kg), Claire Vankoughnett (third, 44-kg) and Liv Cracchoilo (third, girls' 115-kg).
The Central Elgin Titans will be represented by gold medalist Iman Zebian (girls' 67.5-kg) and Nefi Islami (third, boys' 44-kg). 

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January 13, 2020

Stampeders continue to dominate wrestling mat

LONDON, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders continue to dominate the mats.
The Stampeders captured the overall team title at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Michienzi Conference wrestling championships, at Saunders Secondary School. This comes on the heels of winning the TVRA Dual Meet title during the regular season.
Led by Julie Boyko, the female wrestler of the meet, Parkside handily won the female team title.
Gold medalists Brady Johnson and Gavin Eldridge, guided the Stampeders' men to second overall behind Saunders.
Parkside sends 26 athletes to the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) championships, Thursday, February 20th, at London Banting high school.

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February 8, 2020

Stamps defend TVRA Dual meet wrestling crown

 ST. THOMAS - For the second consecutive year the Parkside Stampeders rule the local wrestling mat. The Stampeders kept the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) Dual Meet title, at their school with a come from behind team effort. Wrestling's regular season are several meets held at various schools. The title meet featured PCI in matches against CCH and Saunders.

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March 6, 2019

PCI's Eldridge captures silver medal at OFSAA wrestling

OTTAWA, ON. - Gavin Eldridge is an OFSAA silver medalist. The Parkside C.I. student was undefeated before losing in the boys' 57.5-kilogram gold medal match to Roman Wawryk, of Kitchener C.I.
The scorecard favoured Wawryk, 14-6. In the semifinals, Eldridge again beat his long time WOSSAA rival, Diego Worsley, of London Beal. Parkside teammate, Maddie King was sixth, in the girls' 47.5-kilogram division.
Patrick Salvador, a student at London Mother Teresa, who trains with the St. Joseph's Rams, is the boys' 77-kilogram OFSAA champion. Salvador beat Sukhman Gosal, of Turner Fenton, in the gold medal match. Dorchester's Josh Smith placed fifth, in the 72-kilogram class.

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February 22, 2019

Twenty wrestlers from WOSSAA now OFSAA bound

LONDON, ON - Twenty athletes from the Parkside Stampeders, St. Joseph's Rams, Dorchester Beavers and Central Elgin Titans, are heading to OFSAA. Two spots in each weight class at the WOSSAA championships, were available for the high school tournament, March 5-6, in Ottawa.
Parkside won the overall team title, led by gold medalists Maddie King (girls' 47.5-kg), Gavin Eldridge (boys' 57.5-kg), Peyton Brodie-Grubb (girls' 61-kg), Cole Moore (83-kg) and Brady Johnson (boys' 130-kg). Julie Boyko (girls' 57.5-kg) took home silver, while Emma Penner (girls' 61-kg) and Steph Boyko (girls' 67.5-kg) won challenge matches, grabbing a qualifying berth in their respective weight class.
St. Joe's sends Liam Bacon (boys' 61-kg), Mary Clare Haasen (girls' 64-kg), Krystian Krzyzewski (boys' 89-kg), Kendall Dettloff (girls' 54-kg), Patrick Salvador (boys' 77-kg) and Thomas Fortier (boys' 95-kg).
Dorchester has Kolton Reading, (boys' 38-kg) Nick Lynch (boys' 38-kg), Owen Bisschop (67.5-kg) and Josh Smith (boys' 72kg).
The Holt brothers, Dalton (boys' 83-kg) and Adam (boys' 89-kg) will represent the Titans.

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February 15, 2019

Veterans lead young teams at TVRA conference wrestling

ST. THOMAS - Kailey Meehan was looking for a challenge. Along the way the St. Joseph’s Ram was named most outstanding female wrestler. Meehan was the girls’ 57.5-kilogram champion, going undefeated at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Michienzi Conference championships, Thursday, at Parkside C.I.
Parkside led the way qualifying 17 wrestlers for WOSSAA, at London Saunders, February 22nd. St. Joe's sends 12 and Central Elgin CI, five. From the Geris conference meet, held at Clarke Road Secondary school in London  Dorchester sends nine athletes to WOSSAA.

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April 23, 2018

Boyko wins two wrestling medals in 24 hours

ST. THOMAS –  Julie Boyko had a successful 24 hour period on the wrestling mat. First, the Grade eight student at Elgin Court public school, won the girls’ 54-kilogram class, at a elementary meet hosted by Sherwood Fox school in London, on April 20. Next day, Boyko was in Brampton, making her debut at the Ontario Wrestling Association championships, bringing home silver in the bantam division.

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March 7, 2018

Dorchester's Owen Lynch fifth at OFSAA

WINDSOR, ON. –  Owen Lynch is top five in the province. The Grade nine student from Lord Dorchester secondary school (LDSS), finished fifth, with a 4-2 record, in the boys' 38-kilogram weight class, at the OFSAA wrestling championships, at the WFCU Centre. Lynch defeated Joey Williams, of London Saunders, in the fifth place match. Lynch's Dorchester teammate Bailey Dowhaniuk was 1-2.
Maddie King, from Parkside CI, in the girls' 44-kilogram division and St. Joseph's Alex Cooper (girls' 83-kg), placed sixth, in their respective divisions. King was one win away from going for gold, but lost her semi-final match to Jessica Hong, the eventual gold medal winner, from Ottawa Sir Robert Borden high school. Gavin Eldridge (boys' 57.7-kg), of the Parkside Stampeders, finished at 4-2, eliminated after losing to London Beal's Diego Worlsey, in a rematch of the WOSSAA gold medal final. Parkside's Steph Boyko (girls' 67.5-kg) went 3-2, Daniel Rattray (89-kg), 2-2 and Payton Brodie-Grubb (girls' 61-kg), 0-2. St. Joseph's Nikky Laframboise (girls' 47kg) finished 3-2, while Mackenzie Miller (girls' 115-kg), was 1-2. Central Elgin Titans' Sam Gutmanis (boys' 83-kg) was 0-2 and Dalton Holt (77-kg), 1-2. Arthur Voaden Viking Cadence MacLeod (girls' 115-kg) was 1-2.
Brayden Todd, an Ingeroll DCI student who trains at LDSS, due to no wrestling team at his school, won OFSAA gold for a fourth consecutive year. Todd quickly defeated Adriano Di Benedetto, of Hannon Bishop Ryan, 12-0, in the boys' 61-kg gold medal match. In previous years, Todd won gold at 44, 51 and 57.5 kilograms.



February 23, 2018

St. Thomas - Dorchester schools send 14 wrestlers to OFSAA

LONDON, ON. –  Fourteen wrestlers from St. Thomas and Dorchester schools are heading to OFSAA, after placing first or second in their respective divisions, at the WOSSAA championships, at Banting high school.
The Parkside Stampeders lead the way with five athletes, Daniel Rattray (gold, 89-kg), Gavin Eldridge (silver, 57.5kg), Payton Brodie-Grubb (gold, girls' 61-kg), Maddie King (gold, girls' 44-kg) and Steph Boyko (silver, girls' 67.5-kg).
St. Joe's Rams have three returning to OFSAA, Alex Cooper (gold, girls' 83-kg), Mackenzie Miller (gold, girls' 115-kg) and Nikky Laframboise (silver, girls' 47.5-kg).
Sam Gutmanis (silver, boys' 83-kg) and Dalton Holt (silver, 77-kg), will represent the Central Elgin Titans and Cadence MacLeod (silver, girls' 115-kg), the Arthur Voaden Vikings.
Lord Dorchester will have Owen Lynch (gold, boys' 38-kg) and Bailey Dowhaniuk (silver, boys' 44-kg).
Brayden Todd (gold, boys' 61-kg), who attends Ingersol DCI, trains with the LDSS team and coach Jack Gunnell.
OFSAA, the high school provincial championships, is March 6-7, in Windsor.

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Febraury 16, 2018

PCI's Brodie-Grubb trades injury for gold

ST. THOMAS –  A few months ago Payton Brodie-Grubb felt she may not wrestle again, let alone be a top wrestler at a championship meet. The Parkside Stampeder was the most outstanding female wrestler, capturing the gold medal in the girls' 61-kilogram class, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Michienzi Conference wrestling championships, in front of a home crowd, at Parkside Collegiate Institute. The top five in each weight class at conference, move on to WOSSAA, Friday, February 23, at London Banting secondary school.
Fellow Parkside weight class champions include Gavin Eldridge, boys' 57.5 kilograms, Daniel Rattrey, boys' 89-kg and Maddie King, girls' 44-kg.

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Febraury 16, 2018

Lady Rams repeat as TVRA wrestling champions

ST. THOMAS –  The St. Joseph’s Rams repeated as girls team champions, led by three gold medalists, MacKenzie Miller, in the 115-kilogram class; Alex Cooper, 83-kg and Nikky Laframboise, 47.5-kg, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) Michienzi Conference wrestling championships, at Parkside Collegiate Institute. The top five in each weight class at conference, move on to WOSSAA, Friday, February 23, at London Banting secondary school.

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February 16, 2018

Three champions lead LDSS at TVRA wrestling

ARVA, ON – Owen Lynch, Bailey Dowhaniuk and Owen Bisschop. The trio from Lord Dorchester secondary school won their respective weight divisions, at the Thames Valley Regional Athletics Geris Conference wrestling championships, at Medway high school, February 16. Lynch won the boys’ 38-kilogram weight class champion, while Dowhaniuk was the best in the 44-kg class and Bisschop, at 72 kilos. Lord Dorchester’s boys team placed third overall.
The top five in each division, advance to WOSSAA, Friday, February 23, at London Saunders secondary school. Additional LDSS results: Boys: Eric Rulton, third, 130-kg; Nathan Askew, fourth, 72-kg; Matt Barron, fifth, 72kg; Hunter Chown, 130-kg; Zack Mason, 57.5-kg; Kaden Heinbach, sixth, 83-kg; Girls: Melanie Weirenga, fourth, 57.5-kg
Braydon Todd, who represents Ingersoll District CI, but trains at LDSS, due to no team at his school, won the 61 kilogram class and was named the Bill Salter award for most outstanding male wrestler at the meet. Todd is a three-time OFSAA champion.


February 18, 2018

Nine OXEL wrestlers place at juvenile cadet provincials

BRAMPTON, ON. – Nine members of the OXEL wrestling club placed in the top five, at the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association Cadet (14-15 years old) and Juvenile (16-17 years) championships, at the Powerade Centre, February 3. Maddie King led OXEL taking home the silver medal, in the female cadet 46-kilogram class, losing the gold medal match to Bronwyn MacGregor, of the K-Bay Club. Cole Moore also finished second in the male cadet 80-kg class, falling to Arjun Cheema in the final.
Additional results: Male - Mark Summers, third, juvenile 85-kg; Gavin Eldridge, third, cadet 58-kg; John Jones, fifth, cadet 69-kg; Jesse Cummings, sixth, cadet 92-kg; Gunnar McLeod, sixth, cadet 76-kg; Female - Stephanie Boyko, fifth, juvenile 69-kg; Tory Spry, sixth, juvenile 48-kg.
Brayden Todd, representing the London-Western club, won the male juvenile 60-kg class. Todd, from Ingersoll, trains for the high school season, at Lord Dorchester secondary school, with coach Jack Gunnell.


March 3, 2017

Woodhouse take silver at OFSAA wrestling

BRAMPTON, ON. – Meredith Woodhouse finishes her high school career with a medal of each colour from OFSAA. Woodhouse advanced to her second consecutive OFSAA gold medal final in the girls’ 64-kilogram class, but was out-matched by Nyla Burgess of Pickering High. The St. Joseph’s athlete was the top result for St. Thomas schools, at the provincial high school wrestling championships, held at the Powerade Centre.

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February 17, 2017

Brodie bloodied but not beat

ST. THOMAS – Bloodied and almost defeated Payton Brodie could have thrown in the towel. Instead the Parkside Stampeder took that towel to wipe her bloody nose and despite facing an 8-0 deficit, returned to the ring. A few minutes later, Brodie stood as the WOSSAA gold medal champion in the girls' 61-kg class.

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February 17, 2017

Lady Rams pin back to back WOSSAA titles

LONDON, ON. - They are led by an OFSAA champion who could practice on her younger sister and brother if she wanted too. The St. Joseph’s Lady Rams repeated as team champions at the WOSSAA wrestling tournament, at Beal Secondary school. The girls winning and the Rams' boys placing fourth, carried St. Joe’s to the combined school title. The top two in each weight classes qualify for OFSAA, March 1-3 in Brampton. Meredith Woodhouse, who last year became St. Joe’s first ever OFSAA gold medalist in the sport, led the way winning her 64-kg weight class. Woodhouse was joined by sister, Sydney (54-kg), Alex Cooper (83-kg) and Mackenzie Miller (115-kg), on top of the podium. Bringing home silver medals were Nikky Lamframboise (47.5-kg) and Kailey Meehan (51-kg). Samantha Squires (57.5) took bronze.

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February 10, 2017

PCI boys, St. Joe's girls, win TVRA West wrestling titles

ST. THOMAS - They are best teams in the west. The Parkside Stampeders and St. Joseph's Rams, won the boys and girls' team titles, respectively, at the TVRA West conference wrestling championships, at Parkside CI. The two schools combined to have 40 athletes qualifying for WOSSAA, each with top five results. Parkside took the overall title, combining both the boys and girls' teams, followed by St. Joe's.

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