Got sent this report from my mate Chris Heath of AAC and FORMA UK.......
Catch Wrestling for the Next Generation
Clubs from across the North west of England and North Wales gathered at the Academy of Applied Combat on Saturday the 8th March 2008, to compete for the Bolton Open Catch Wrestling Competition.
The event, jointly run with the Federation of Russian Martial Arts and Trevor Robert’s AAC, is part of a series of competitions and seminars aimed at restoring the style and techniques of Lancashire Catch Wrestling.
All of the bouts were fiercely fought by wrestlers from a variety of styles and back-grounds, but it was Bolton’s finest taking gold in all the weight categories, placing the AAC as the winning club.
Gray Mayanika took Gold in the Under 75Kg division, with Steve Wiggans doing the same for the Under 87Kg, middleweight category and Gareth Corran, the AAC heavy-weight grappler, obtaining Gold following a knockout of one of his opponents in the Over 97Kg division.
All the wrestlers competing trained and worked hard to achieve the grap-pling standard shown on the day.
Gold medalists, Gareth Corran and Steve Wiggans are pictured along with Trevor Roberts, owner of the AAC and Head Coach. The next Submission Wrestling Competition will be held at the Spa Road Gym on Saturday the 27th of September.
If you would like to know more about the event or any of the classes at the AAC then contact 01204 380727/380725 or visit the websitewww.academyofappliedcombat.com. Anyone wishing to know more about the work of the Federation of Russian Martial Arts UK should visit the www.formauk.net for contact information.
Bolton Catch Open Full Results
U75Kg GOLD: Gray Mayanika - AAC, SILVER: Bartolz Navrocki - AAC, BRONZE: Leigh Pollitt - Bangor
U87Kg GOLD: Steve Wiggans - AAC, SILVER: Gary Stalman - Bangor, BRONZE: Jack Hill - Bangor. Also Competing: D Navrocki - AAC, Sion Hughes - Bangor
O97Kg GOLD: Gareth Corran - AAC, SILVER: Ian Wright - Bangor, BRONZE: Craig Bennett - AAC. Also Competing John Pearson, Bangor.