NCWC News, 2019/2020

Welcome to the new season!

The NCWC is going into the 2019/2020 season with a lot of momentum from last year. Over the summer we were proud to become a recipient of the Canada Post Community Foundation Grant, for the purchase of new equipment along with the space for a new high performance program. Thank you to Canada Post for supporting local athletes and allowing us to expand our programming in the next year!

NCWC coaches and athletes, along with representatives from Canada Post, receiving the cheque for the Community Foundation Grant, September 2019

The NCWC had a record-breaking year in 2018/2019. In April, we hosted a very successful Youth Wrestling Festival for wrestlers aged 13 and under from across Ontario. In February, the team collectively came first in the girls' division and second in the boys' division at the Juvenile Provincial Championships. In June, NCWC wrestler Ismail Ayyoub won a gold medal and the Golden Boot for the Outstanding Wrestler Award at the Pan-American Championships in Morelia, Mexico. We had national medalists at the cadet, juvenile, and senior age groups, as well as strong performances from younger wrestlers at Canada East.

NCWC wrestler Ismail Ayyoub with his Pan-American gold medal and Outstanding Wrestler trophy, June 2019

Coaches Chris Schrauwen and Sarah Stringer with the plaques for first place in the girls' division and second place in the boys' division at the Juvenile Provincial Championships, February 2019

2016 Olympic Champion and NCWC alumna Erica Weibe addresses athletes from ages 7 to 13 who competed at the Ontario Youth Wrestling Festival, held at the Earl Armstrong Arena in Ottawa, April 2019