Beach wrestling a success
Brathwaite and Bowen take top honours in schools’ combat
The Barbados Wrestling Association hosted its second wrestling event of the year at the Accra Beach on Sunday.
There was exciting action in the Primary School League as St Silas Primary star athlete Rebecca Williams used her dominant leg takedowns to capture the gold in that category. Other gold medal winners in that division were Darrium Lowe, Rashea Clarke, Leah Marshall and Tiana Greenidge.
In the secondary school boys’ division Dominic Broome of Seven Days Adventist narrowly out-pointed Princess Margaret Secondary’s flyweight athlete Shaquan Cox to earn the gold.
Ajani Vaughan of Combermere outwitted Wushu Sanda athlete Tyreke Mitchell Norville of Ellerslie Secondary to gain gold.
2015 Women’s Wrestling Champ Barbados Community College student Tamara Brathwaite due to a lack of female opponents took on the Cadet boys. However despite displaying excellent skills she was beaten by Frederick Smith’s Jabario Brathwaite, Alma Parris’ welterweight Dario Waithe and Shackeem Mascoll. Brathwaite then went home with the gold after a terrific showing against Waithe and Mascoll.
The Open Division comprised of Barbados’ No. 1 wrestler Jerome Hoyte, junior mixed martial arts champion Kobe “Notorius” Bowen, and 2014 Pan Am Sanda silver medallist Mascoll, Brathwaite and Waithe.
After intense action in the round-robins, Bowen, a St Leonard’s student, came away with the “King of the Beach” title with a skillful reversal move over Brathwaite.
The next event is slated for June 26 at Brandons Beach.