Daily Herald Staff
St. Mary High School and Carlton Comprehensive High School can each boast one provincial champion following Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association wrestling championships held in Saskatoon on the weekend.
Cody Lucyshyn from St. Mary won the gold medal in the boy’s 44 KG division while Carlton’s Eden McPherson topped the field in the girl’s 68 KG class.
Both schools also had one silver medallist with Charity Gareau from St. Mary finishing second in the girl’s 56 KG division while Trent Billette from Carlton was runner-up in the boy’s 77 KG competitions.
Completing the medal haul with bronze medal results were: Carlyle Merasty from St. Mary – boy’s 65 KG; Zach Bieber from St. Mary - boy's 47 KG; Justin Meltingtallow from St. Mary – boy’s 130 KG; Robbie Deeks-Schwartz from Carlton – boy’s 56 KG; Tyler Dupuis from Carlton – boy’s 69 KG.
St. Mary, which had 19 members qualify for the provincial finals, also had a pair of fourth-place finishes with Brendan Jobb in the boy’s 90 KG and Kalin Langford in the boy’s 110 KG falling just short of reaching the podium.
Other members of the St. Mary squad, which was fifth in total team points at provincials behind the runaway leaders from O’Neill Collegiate out of Regina, were: Tiandra Wolverine, Josie Lehner, Vicky Livingstone, Demi Beaupre, Charlene McKay, Sydney McIntyre, Raven Morissette, Matt Bonneau, Justin Lucyshyn, Troy Clarke, Greg Blacksioux and Tristen Moreau.
Carlton, which placed 10th in team points despite having just six competitors, also had Tanner Pedersen and Josh Guthrie turning in solid performances.
Each and every member of the local groups turned in exceptional performances and while 10 brought home medals all were in contention in their various weight classes which is a testament to the programs being offered in Prince Albert.