Chemainus Secondary School wrestlers performed well during two competitions before Christmas.
Luther Tidder captured third place in Novice and sixth at the Elite level during the War on the Floor event at Pinetree Secondary in Port Coquitlam.
The preceding Cougar Invitational resulted in silver medals for sisters Emily and Elizabeth Reid.
Tidder had two opponents in his weight class and placed second, as he continues to progress after learning the ropes in his inaugural season of wrestling last year.
“Luther has had more competition this year and is really developing as a wrestler,” noted Cowichan Valley Wrestling Club coach Nick Zuback. “He has been really focusing on his conditioning and overall strength.”
The Cougar Invitational was not held at the Chemainus Secondary gym and Multi-Purpose Room for the first time in many years.
“It was unfortunate as the Chemainus Multi-Purpose Room was double booked so we had to move the tournament to Frances Kelsey,” Zuback explained.
Meanwhile, star wrestler Hannah Tuplin, a Chemainus Secondary grad and now part of the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades wrestling program, was injured in a car accident a while back that has derailed her first season at the university level just as it was about to begin. She was seen on crutches during Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Duncan cenotaph.