A Glasgow wrestling club is feeling incredible after winning big at The British Championships this month. 

Glasgow Wrestling Club, which teaches Olympic Freestyle Wrestling in Bellahouston, brought home a truckload of medals from the prestigious Manchester competition which took place on June 1 and 2. 

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Ross McFarlane, head junior coach at the Southside club, said: “Naturally the wrestlers are pleased, especially those who are now British Champions. British Champion sounds pretty good after your name so I am extremely happy for them.

“To see the results the team got from such a tough competition is incredible. 

“There were a few upsets for the ones that didn't get the results they hoped for but what makes me proud is their determination and willingness to put that aside and go again to give it their best.”

Glasgow Times:

In the under-nine category, Matthew Mclaughlin won silver in 25kg, Coen Howat won gold in 27.5kg and Daniel Gallagher won bronze in the 34.2kg.
Leo Mclaughlin won gold in the under 11 43.3kg category, while Mojtaba Farhizadeh won gold in the seniors 70kg and Brandon English won bronze in the seniors 74kg.

Laura Reid took home silver in the female seniors 62kg category. 
The club also had two veteran wrestlers in the competition - Kamil Krejszeff who won bronze in the 71.6kg category and Nazarly Volyanskyy who took home gold in 82.9kg. 

Other members of the club competing were Jackson McFarlane, Vladyslav Orlov and Artur Iskenderov.

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Ross said: “I am so pleased for Leo and Coen; we knew they had a good chance at the weekend.

“Matty was unlucky in his first match but he dusted himself off and won his next four matches, so you have to respect the mental side of things from a kid that age. He’s a real warrior. 

“The achievements are incredible, but my wrestler of the day has to go to Daniel. He was in the match for bronze and was 2-0 down most of the match but was never out of it and with 20 seconds remaining he turned his opponent over and pinned them.”

Ross added: “Mo was in a category with 21 other entries. So, to be the Champion out of that is a phenomenal achievement and to add that he didn’t concede one point the whole day is practically unheard of.”

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Medals aside, the club took home another impressive win as Ross explained this was the first time in years that the club had a junior British champion, never mind two. 

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So, what’s next for the champions?

The club will soon be launching classes at Tollcross Leisure Centre in the East End of the city on Monday nights. This will be alongside their Wednesday evenings at Bellahouston's Palace of Art. 

The club are also gearing towards a camp at the Inverclyde Sports Centre in August which all the children and seniors will want a place. They also have a few competitions and camps up their sleeve for next year.

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