Wednesday, 13 June 2018 17:10

Council recognizes achievements of Swift Current wrestler, June 4, 2018

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The achievements of Swift Current wrestler Aleah Nickel were recognized during a regular City of Swift Current council meeting, June 4. Council invited the Grade 11 student to attend the meeting to talk about her success on the wrestling mat. She has been wrestling since the age of seven and she has won nine Saskatchewan Amateur Wrestling Championship titles between 2009 and 2018. She won gold in the 61 kilogram weight class at the 2018 Canadian Juvenile National Championship. In May she competed with Team Canada at the Pan American Championship in Guatemala, where she won a silver medal. She is currently preparing to compete at the world championships in Zagreb, Croatia in early July. She has been raising funds to cover her travel costs, because there is no funding from the national program for this age group. Contributions to her travel expenses can be made at her GoFundMe web page Aleah Nickel – Road to Gold.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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