Wednesday, August 08, 2012
UPDATED Fitzgerald triplets from PG to Victoria, Alberni Wrestling at the Olympics...
I'm not the one to usually get into the rumour mill stuff, but this has a local connection obviously, and I have it on good authority, here goes....
Port Alberni natives Leo, Myles and Gerry Fitzgerald (pictured above in Spring 2009) are no longer with the Prince George Spruce Kings. I have been told that Victoria is the most likely destination with Nanaimo and Cowichan also being possible destinations. As far as I can recall, it was the current Clippers Management Group that moved them to Prince George so maybe they aren't a possible destination but I could be wrong on that. We'll see what happens, but for now it appears that they are gone from the Spruce Kings roster.
UPDATE - Confirmed by the Grizzlies. Gone to Prince George are David London, Coltyn Hansen, and Cam Lawson. Read it HERE
We arrived in London yesterday and had City tour on a double decker bus and then tested the subway system before chcking into our hostel in the heart of London.
Today all of the group went to the Olympic Excel venue where they have 5 arenas for the sports of boxing, taekwondo, weightlifting, table tennis and wrestling. Most of us saw both the preliminary and medal sessions culminating in Canada's Carol Huynh winning a bronze at 48 kg.
I have attached a picture of some from our cheering section. It was a fantastic day. Tomorrow we have people off to women's wrestling again to watch the 55 and 72 kg weight classes where Canada's Tanya Verbeek and Leah Callaghan compete respectively. Both are medal threats for Canada.
One cool piece to this story is the fact the Leah wrestled in high school in McKenzie BC and when in grade 12 she was part of our Alberni Wrestling Europe Tour 2005. Who would have known that 7 years later we'd be back and be here to cheer her on at the Olympic Games.
Very cool stuff, thanks to Tom!