The 25th Copa Sparta was held San Juan Puerto Rico on October the 7th and 8th. Due to lockdowns, travel restrictions and elemental problems due to hurricanes, the tournament was small in numbers but high in quality. Despite being away for a period of time, the tournament proceeded with great efficiency and enthusiasm.
Members of Team Quebec pose for a photo
The tournament was held at the University of San Juan
Athletes from all over came to compete, with Quebec sending a strong group of athletes to compete as Montreal Wrestling Club NTC, les Patriotes de St-Cesaire and Triton Performance Wrestling Club all had representatives.
The first day saw Cadet and Senior Women compete along with the Junior and Senior Males. The results for Quebec were as follows:
Cadet Women 65 kg
Rose Lacoste (Patriotes de St-Cesaire) Gold Medal
Giulian Iannuzzi (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Bronze Medal
Senior Women 68 kg
Alexia Sherland (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Gold Medal
Cadet Girls 65 kg
Alexia Sherland looks to throw
Junior Boys 61 kg
Logan Suh (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Silver Medal
Junior Boys 70 kg
Liam Menard (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) 4th place
Junior Boys 74 kg
Stone Lewis (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Gold Medal
Junior Boys 80 kg
Connor Church (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Gold Medal
Logan Suh with the win
Liam Menard takes a cradle
Stone Lewis is poised and ready
Senior Men 65 kg
Aidan Saccari (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Gold Medal
Senior Men 92 kg
Jeremy Poirier (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Gold Medal
Xavier Lauzon (Triton Performance Wrestling Club) 4th place
Aidan Saccari with the takedown
Xavier Lauzon with the leg attack
Jeremy Poirier with the front headlock
In addition to this, Rose Lacoste was named as the Outstanding Female Wrestler for the tournament as she went 4-0!
Rose Lacoste: MVP!
The second day of completion saw the younger age groups take to the mat. Quebec’s only representative was Cruz Lewis, who competed at the 65 kg, Cadet Boys division.
Cadet Boys 74 kg
Cruz Lewis (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Silver Medal
Cruz Lewis goes for the pin
Congratulations to all our international wrestlers who competed at the competition. For many of the athletes, this was their first international competition and they performed quite well. All in all, a good start to a new wrestling season.