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Bulldog pups rake in regional medals

The past weekend was a successful one for Brakpan Wrestling Club’s Bulldog pups.

Seven of the club’s young wrestlers participated in the South African Region 2 Championships and picked up a number of medals.

The regional championships are a big deal for the younger wrestlers of the club, as it gives them a chance to participate at a level in which they don’t usually get to compete.

The age groups vary from u-7 to u-15 and, although wrestlers can advance to the South African League Championships only from u-9 level, the regional championships serve as a trial for the Eastern Gauteng team who will be heading to the South African League Championships, held in Cape Town later this year.

One of the pups, Johan Breedt, did everyone at the club proud by stealing first place in the u-10 (33 to 36kg division).

This win secured his place in the Easterns team who will be heading to Cape Town, in October.

The remainder of the Brakpan youngsters who competed are not old enough to earn selection, but each one performed excellently on the mat and gave all they had.

The club wished Breedt well in his preparations for the South African League Championships.

  • If you are interested in joining Brakpan Wrestling Club visit them at practise on Tuesday and Thursday nights, from 6pm until 8pm, email to brakpanstoeiklub@gmail.com or visit “Brakpan Wrestling Club” on Facebook.

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