Wrestlers warm up for home event at Rothbury

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In preparation for Friday’s wrestling night at Rothbury Mart, local competitors have been winning Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling competitions this week at shows in Northumberland and beyond.

Rothbury wrestlers travelled to Newcastleton and Bellingham Shows on Saturday and Grasmere Show on Sunday. There were wins for many young wrestlers Gus Singer (Bellingham U12, Grasmere U12 & 8st classes), Thomas Davidson (Newcastleton U13 yrs), Cade Whitfield (Bellingham U16 & Novice), Joe Hale (Newcastleton U18yrs). Harry Bertram also won (Newcastleton U15, Bellingham 9st, Grasmere U15) however unfortunately he sustained an injury and was taken to hospital to get checked out and is hoping to be fit to wrestle at Rothbury Mart on Friday.

Not to be outdone veteran Robert Leiper from Black Heddon near Stamfordham put in a huge performance to win the All Weight Championship and is hoping to repeat his performance at Rothbury Mart on Friday night.

Rothbury Wrestling Academy coach Darren Whitfield commented: “Our local wrestlers are really looking forward to wrestling at home cheered on by friends and family at Rothbury Mart.”