Wrestling

*Please note: Considering the rapidly changing situation, I·SPARC made the decision March 12, 2020 to suspend all program activities indefinitely in order to do our part in reducing the potential exposure of COVID-19 to participants and communities, especially our most vulnerable community members. As of March 25, 2020, it has also been confirmed that the Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) are being postponed to the summer of 2021 (details yet to be announced).

The full NAIG Council and Halifax 2020 NAIG statement on COVID-19 and the decision to postpone the Games to 2021 can be found here: NAIG 2020 Postpones July Games. Please note I·SPARC will follow-up with new information as it develops including revised plans for Team BC’s preparations going forward once the revisions are determined. We thank you for your patience at this time.

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The Team BC selection process for athletes to represent the province in the sport of wrestling at the Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games is now open.

Athletes who are selected will compete at the Games, which will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 12 to 19, 2020.

The NAIG wrestling competition will consist of both male and female divisions in the following age categories.

All age categories are defined by the year of birth of the athlete.
• 16U (defined as born 2004 & later)
• 19U (defined as born 2001 & later)
*For reasons of safety and maturity, Team BC is seeking athletes born no later than 2005.

To find out more about the athlete selection process, please read the document that outlines the criteria by clicking here.

Wrestling athletes interested in Team BC NAIG must submit their application via the Athlete Expression of Interest form (link below). Deadline to apply is March 30, 2020.

https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.com/forms/athlete-expression-of-interest-team-bc-wrestling/

CAMP SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (ISPARC) is also pleased to present the BC Indigenous Athlete Development Camp, in partnership with the Golden Ears Metis Society and the BC Wrestling Association, on March 28 in Maple Ridge.

Male and female Indigenous youth (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) ages 10 through 18 are invited to participate. Please note this is NOT a Team BC selection event for NAIG, however, this event does provide opportunity for athletes to better prepare for the Team BC selection process for NAIG. All levels are welcome to register for the camp, from beginners to experienced wrestlers.

This camp is free for participants, but registration is required by March 22.

For more information and to register visit:

https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.com/forms/2020-bc-indigenous-provincial-wrestling-camp/

For more information contact Alissa Assu, Provincial Coordinator, Performance Sport, at aassu@isparc.ca or by phone at 250.940.4913.