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Cornish wrasslin' has been world famous
since ancient times.
Cornish wrestling is back in North America


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Photo courtesy Grass Valley Historical Library

 


 

30 July 1999 brought Cornish Wrasslin'
to Weona Park, Pen Argyl (Cornish for Head
of the Slate Mountains), Pennsylvania
for the 10th Gathering of the Cornish Cousins
-hosted by the indefatigable Carolyn and Harry Bray -
where the light, middle and heavy weight
champions of North America were chosen.
The tournament was organized by
Cornish Cousin Arnie Weeks of Canada
 
The last match played in North America
was 41 years ago in Nanaimo, British Columbia
July 1958, at Robbins Park

Arnie's tasgwyn (grandfather)
Thomas H. Weeks, was champion in 1914;
his father, Jack Weeks, was champion in 1924 and 1928;
Arnie hung up his wrasslin' jacket in 1958.
With wrasslin' in his blood, Arnie visited Kernow in 1998.
Encouraged by Trevor Lawrence and Bill Roberts
of the Cornish Wrestling Association of Cornwall,
Arnie prepared a learning kit for
wrasslers and sticklers (referees),
before presenting the wrasslers at the Gathering
 
 


 

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The tournament was well attended with over 100 spectators cheering on the wrasslers

 

 

Organizer and tournament manager Arnie Weeks presents Scott Kupec 1999 Cornish Wrasslin Heavyweight Champion of North America

 

Head Coach Darrin Evans looks on

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Cornish wrestling Champions by division

Light weight - Jake DeBoer age 14

Middle weight - Robert Rebmann age 17

 

Should your organisation wish to become involved
in the regeneration of our ancient sport of Cornish wrestling,
Arnie would be delighted to hear from you.
 
Further information on Cornish Wrestling

 

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