Scotland’s results from the City of Sassari tournament:-
55kg – Craig McKenna – 5th
55kg – Ross McFarlane – 12th
96kg – Masoud Yosefi – bronze medal
96kg – Douglas Maxwell – bronze medal
48kg – Donna Robertson – bronze medal
51kg – Jayne Clason – bronze medal
55kg – Kathryn Marsh – bronze medal
59kg – Tracy Connell – bronze medal
Report by SWA Performance and Development Manager, John Keogh
On the 17th May, 10 Scottish Wrestlers accompanied by the National Coach Volodymyr Gladkov and Performance Manager John Keogh attended a training camp in Rome. This was in preparation for their first international tournament of the year in Sardinia, in the City of Sassari Cup on the 28th May.
After a very good camp, which the Scottish team was invited to participate in along with the hosts Italy, Romania, Moldova and Canada, the team travelled to Sardinia. Of the 10 athletes in attendance 8 competed with 2 being withdrawn from the tournament with illness. By the end of the tournament, Scottish wrestlers had acquitted themselves very well with a total of 6 bronze medals, 4 coming from the female team and 2 from the male team. The other 2 athletes finished in 5th and 12th place respectively. This very good performance by our athletes, also seen the team collect a trophy for finishing 5th in the overall team ranking. This was a significant achievement considering the level and quality of the competition with over 20 countries competing and several athletes were given attention for medalling in previous major championships.
This was a great tournament for the Scottish wrestlers to compete in with some of the best wrestling federations in attendance, Russia, Canada, Latvia, Romania, Moldova, Poland, Germany, France, Spain and Italy. Other nations included Israel, Senegal, Slovakia, Iraq, Switzerland and also Great Britain, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In the team ranking only Romania, Spain, Italy and Russia finished ahead of the Scottish team and this is again testament to the Scottish athletes and the continuing improvement under the National Coach Volodymyr Gladkov.
This also created a great opportunity for Scottish Wrestling to continue to strengthen links with other nations including Italy, Canada, Romania and Moldova who have asked that we hold an international training camp in Scotland and have also invited us to camps in their respective countries.
Correction 1/6/11 – Ross McFarlane’s result amended from 7th to 12th.
|PDF copy of results here|
The Scotland squad selected to compete at the 16th International City of Sassari tournament is:
55kg – Craig McKenna
55kg – Ross McFarlane
66kg – Oleg Gladkov
74kg – Sean Keogh
84kg – Masoud Yosefi
96kg – Douglas Maxwell
48kg – Donna Robertson
51kg – Jayne Clason
55kg – Kathryn Marsh
59kg – Tracy Connell
Coach – Volodymyr Gladkov
Team Manager – John Keogh
Referee – Thomas Kirkpatrick
The squad is preparing at a training camp in Rome ahead of the tournament, which will be held on Saturday, 28th May 2011.
The Scotland squad for the International Wrestling Tournament to be held in Pitesti, Romania from August 6th – August 8th is:-
Fiona Robertson 48kg
Donna Robertson 51kg
Jayne Clason 55kg
Tracy Connell 63kg
Craig McKenna 55kg
Viorel Etko 60kg
Sean Keogh 74kg
Masoud Yosefi 84kg
Head coach Volodymyr Gladkov will be assisted by Alan Harper at the tournament. Team Manager John Keogh and referee Thomas Kirkpatrick will also accompany the squad.
More success for Scotland’s wrestlers in the Men’s Freestyle on the last day of the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships.
Masoud Yosefi won silver in the 84kg category while Viorel Etko secured bronze in the 60kg event.
“It was an excellent team performance. All of our wrestlers did well against tough opposition and did Scotland proud,” said Scottish Wrestling President, Gerry Malone.
The Men’s Freestyle is the final event at the Championships, which were contested by 137 wrestlers from 12 nations.
Full results from the Men’s Freestyle here.
Scottish wrestlers Craig McKenna, Viorel Etko, Kieran Malone, Sean Keogh and Masoud Yosefi travelled to compete in the XVII Torneo Internacional Antoni Asensio in Barcelona on the 14th of November 2009.
|55kg (Junior)||Craig McKenna||3rd|
Full results available here