31 Medals South African Cadets and Junior Wrestlers at Africa Championships

The cream of South Africa’s young wrestlers in the Cadet (ages 16 and 17) and Juniors (ages 18 and 19) categories participated in the Africa Championships which took place in Alexandria in Egypt in May.  Four of our Cadets brought home a Gold medal and are now Wrestling Champions of Africa.

The African Championship medal winners now qualify to go to the World Cadet Wrestling Championships that will take place in Snina in the Republic of Slovakia  in July and the World Junior Wrestling Championships that will take place in Zagreb, Croatia in August.

The Cadet Gold medal winners in certain weight categories also qualify to participate in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), that will take place near the end of August in Nanjing China. Congratulations to Reynhardt Louw and Leanco Stans from Gauteng North and Elbert Steyn from Limpopo – we wish you the very best of luck with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Wihan van Schalkwyk won the team's 4th Gold medal, in a Freestyle category that is not a qualifying weight for YOG.

The team also won the Cadet Freestyle Trophy, 15 Silver and 12 Bronze medals bringing the total to 31.  Well done boys and girls, we are immensely proud of you.

Africa Championship Results    
       
Juniors      
Freestyle Gold  Silver Bronze
Bokang Masunyane     1
KleinJan Combrinck     1
Terry van Rensburg     1
Lucius van Rensburg    1  
Hein Janse van Rensburg    1  
Christine Jongbloed   1  
       
Juniors      
Greco-Roman Gold  Silver Bronze
Terry v Rensburg   1  
Lucius v Rensburg   1  
Bokang Masunyane      1
Kleinjan Combrinck     1
Hein Janse v Rensburg     1
Julian Labuschagne     1
       
Cadets      
Freestyle Gold  Silver Bronze
VAN-ZYL, Hendrik   1  
LUDICK Jacob     1
VAN DEN BERG H.   1  
VAN SCHALWYK Razan Wihan 1    
LOUW Reynardt 1    
BARTLETT Matthew   1  
STEYN Elbert 1    
MAC GREGOR Antony   1  
ROETS, Pieter (Roedie)   1  
BUTTERS Westley   1  
       
Cadets      
Greco-Roman Gold  Silver Bronze
VAN-ZYL, Hendrik   1  
BEUKES, Jason   1  
JONGBLOED, Theyman     1
VAN-ROYEN, Marnus     1
NEL, Cameron      
ROETS, Pieter (Roedie)   1  
EYBERS, Johannes     1
BUTTERS, Wesley     1
       
Cadets Ladies      
Freestyle Gold  Silver Bronze
VENTER Monique   1  
STANS Leanco 1    
       
Totals 4 15 12