The Alberni Armada and Vancouver College Fighting Irish will be among the schools competing at the first annual Duke's Cup duals this Saturday at the Beatty Street Drill Hall. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2018 / All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. High School Wrestling: Saturday’s inaugural Duke’s Cup at historic Beatty Street Drill Hall ushers in a new partnerships, bright new era

VANCOUVER — Just read the first few words of the invitation, and you know that B.C. high school wrestling is starting to think outside the box in terms of promoting the skills and accomplishments of its most dedicated student-athletes:

Fraser Valley Cascades' second-year wrestling standout Brad Hildenbrandt (left) is UFV's first-ever U Sports gold-medal winner in any sport. (Dan Kinvig/UFV athletics)
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Cascades’ Olympian-mentored Hildenbrandt wins UFV’s first-ever U Sports gold

ABBOTSFORD — Brad Hildenbrandt has always had the natural gift of sheer physical mass, something that comes in handy when you’re a collegiate wrestler doing your thing in the heavyweight division.

The New Westminster Hyacks' boys wrestling team repeated as B.C. team champions over the weekend. (New Westminster athletics)
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New West Hyacks wrestling: BC champs leave no doubt to benefits of multi-sport pursuit

 NEW WESTMINSTER — At the home of the Hyack nation, tackling has joined hands with grappling.From a Final Four appearance at the Subway Bowl B.C. high school football championships in early December to a gold medal finish in the boys division at last week’s B.C. high school wrestling championships in Salmon Arm, the dividends of […]