New wreslting captain places fourth at nationals

Jesse Raymond is looking forward to the challenges that come with being a wrestling captain.

Jesse Raymond will be NVSS Vikes wrestling coach next year.

Nechako Valley Secondary School wrestler Jesse Raymond, 17, proved his worth as a promising up-and-comer during the Canadian National Cadet and Juvenile Wrestling Champison April 9-12.

The grade-eleven student placed fourth overall against 23 athletes in his division. Nearly 400 athletes in 12 weight classes competed in the country-wide free-style and greco-roman tournaments. During the free-style event Raymond won two matches and lost two and although he was eliminated, still placed top ten.

He also entered into the greco-roman where he won four matches, lost two.

His second loss was for the bronze medal so he was close but got fourth, NVSS coach travis Himmelright said.

“He did really well. The good news is he now has the experience. Jesse will be our captain next year in Gr 12 taking on a huge leadership role,” Himmelright said.

As next year’s captain, Raymond will run warm ups and become a conduit for communication.

“For example, if the kids can’t contact me and can’t make it to practise, they can let Jesse know. I think he’s ready since he’s had a lot of natural leadership ability, he’s outgoing, has a big presence, confident and kids respond to that,” Himmelright said.

Wrestling season starts again in October 2016 but, preferably the season never ends, Himmelright said

“A lot of wrestlers have gone on to other sports for the summer and I hope many of them go on to do wrestling camps and continue to develop skills and improve techniques,” he’s said.

Which is exactly what Raymond plans to do. “My goal is to keep mentally and physically strong over the summer, attend camps and watch motivational videos of my favourite wrestlers. It’s what drives me to be stronger,” Raymond said.

A thank you goes out to sponsors who helped send Jennor Nohr and Jesse Raymond to nationals.

 

Just Posted

Collection of obsolete pesticides, livestock medication Oct. 15 in Vanderhoof

Clean Farms program offers safe way to dispose of obsolete items

Vanderhoof commemorates Orange Shirt Day with beading workshop

Participants can learn a traditional Métis craft at CNC Sept. 26

College of New Caledonia offers new automotive glass technician program

The program is offered mainly online, allowing more students to take part from across the north

Local business wins snow removal award

K. Leigh Precision Earthworks picked up Rookie of the Year from Western Canadian company

Todd Doherty was recognized today for his life-saving actions during a flight home

Todd Doherty, Member of Parliament for Cariboo-Prince George, was recognized today for… Continue reading

VIDEO: Rare close encounter with whale pod spotted off B.C. waters

Pod of southern resident orca whales breach within arms length of whale watchers

VIDEO: B.C. dairy farmer says Trump doesn’t understand the industry

‘They need supply management just as bad as we need to keep it’: sixth generation farmer Devan Toop

VIDEO: Death threat, racist comments spewed over empty seat on B.C. bus

Transit Police are investigating the incident, shared online by fellow passengers on Vancouver bus

Sister of plane crash victim that went missing in B.C. starting support network

Tammy Neron wants to help families who are searching for missing people

‘Hello, 911? There’s a horse in my living room’

Sproat Lake firefighters called to ‘rescue’ quarter-horse from Alberni Valley house

Assault charge withdrawn vs. ex-Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna

Former Toronto player agrees to peace bond

UPDATED: Bill Cosby gets 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault

Judge also declared the disgraced comedian a ‘sexually violent predator’

B.C. making progress on senior care staffing, Adrian Dix says

Minister aims to meet residential care provincial standard by 2021

B.C. realtor receives racist letter touching on ‘empty homes’

The letter has been met with condemnation of the racism after Winnie Wu posted it online

Most Read