Closing 2012 in style, the Terry Fox Ravens wrestling team tightened its grip on some medals at last week's War on the Floor tournament in Langley.
Led by the gold medal performances of Brett Boyce, Harry Carter and Nathan Dalton, the Fox crew sent 19 wrestlers to the competition and emerged with eight medals.
Boyce posted a 3-0 record in the senior boys (Grades 11-12) 78-kilogram division, while Dalton was 2-0 in 110kg. In the boys 9-10 division, Carter rolled undefeated, going 3-0 among the 90kg crowd to collect his gold.
The silver rush included medals by Gr. 9-10 Adam Saeed (54kg), Pedro Vasquez (78kg) and senior Stafford Wilson (90kg).
Collecting bronze medals were Kelsey Watmough, who posted a 2-1 record in senior girls' 51kg, and Brooke Wheeler, who was 3-1 in Gr. 9-10 girls' 64kg. Other top-six results were posted by Emma Rush, who finished fourth in senior girls' 64kg, Soma Marton, (5th in Gr. 9-10 girls 57kg), Kassandra Richards (5 TH , 54kg) and Kirsten Diamond (5 th 60kg).
Advancing to the Elite tournament a day later were Kurt Roots and Watmough.
Facing stiff competition, the Grade 10 athletes put up valiant showings before bowing out.
Roots scored one victory to claim seventh spot in the men's 76kg weight class.
Watmough, meanwhile, scored some points in her two 54kg battles before being eliminated.