The newly-formed Journey middle school wrestling team flexed its muscles in Duncan recently, grabbing medals at its first meet.
The team sent four athletes to the tournament and walked away with a silver and bronze medal.
“It was the first-ever competition for most of the team,” said coach Jess Federici. “Wrestling was an in-school club last year, but not competitive.”
About 20 athletes are on the team and train at Journey middle school. Students from Journey and Edward Milne community school train together.
In Duncan, Nick Toews placed second, while EMCS student Leah Aulds wrestled to a third place finish.
Journey’s Alex Jackson took home fourth place, while Amity Wallis finished in sixth spot.
“All the students did amazingly well,” Federici said.
The Journey wrestling team plans to compete in two tournaments next year, with meets in Campbell River and Port Alberni.