Tamanawis Secondary’s Karanpreet Gill (right) defeated Carihi’s Alex Anderson in the male 78 kg division at the 2020 BC Secondary School Wrestling Association Championships at Langley Events Centre on Monday (Feb. 17). (submitted photo: Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

Tamanawis boys repeat as B.C. high school wrestling champs

Sehijvir Sandhu and Karanpreet Gill earn gold medals for the Surrey team

The boys wrestling team of Tamanawis Secondary is tops in the province again, for a second straight year.

The squad won the boys title at the 2020 B.C. Secondary School Wrestling Association Championships, held at Langley Events Centre on Sunday and Monday (Feb. 16-17).

Tamanawis scored 77 points to win the boys title, well ahead of Surrey’s Panorama Ridge, second with 41 points, and Cowichan’s 39.

Gold-medal winners for Tamanawis were Sehijvir Sandhu and Karanpreet Gill, while three others won silver (Rohit Bal, Bhupinder Gandham and Shaan Randhawa) and one (Baltej Mundhi) took bronze.

The gold was the third straight for Gill, who was named the 2019 Most Outstanding Male wrestler, while Sandhu repeated his 2019 title.

Last year, the Tamanawis boys team won the school’s first-ever boys provincial wrestling championship.

• RELATED STORY, from 2019: Tamanawis team wins the Surrey school’s very first provincial boys wrestling title.

The 2020 event in Langley, presented by Onni Group, brought together more than 400 of the top high-school wrestlers from across B.C.

The Maple Ridge Ramblers were the big winners, taking home a bevy of team and individual prizes, while Cowichan’s Talon Hird joined an exclusive list of past champions.

The Ramblers won the Girls title, the Aggregate team title, the Most Outstanding Female Wrestler Award and the Most Outstanding Female match awards.

As Aggregate team champs, Maple Ridge scored 92 points while Alberni District was second with 63 points. Tamanawis scored 80 points but the criteria for team standings requires both the boys and girls teams to score a minimum of 17 points apiece.

Hird was victorious in the boys 54 kg division, becoming just the fifth wrestler in the 56-year history of the event to capture five provincial titles. In that exclusive club, he joins Brad Caulfield (New Westminster, 1969-73), Yorgo Romanis (Alberni District, 1994-98), Harvie Sahota (Rick Hansen, 2004-09) and Isaac Bernard (Guildford Park, 2008-12).



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Local SportsWrestling

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Delta companies asked to contribute through B.C.’s new COVID-19 supply hub

New online hub to co-ordinate, source, expedite supplies and equipment to support front-line workers

Two people fined for trying to re-sell N95 and surgical masks in Delta

Police confiscated over 5,000 masks and are working with Fraser Health to see them put to good use

‘An extra $220 every 90 days’: B.C. patients pay more dispensing fees due to prescription limits

Kelowna woman says it’s outrageous to charge for refills every 30 days

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock, Delta and beyond

APRIL 4: Two people in Delta fined for trying to re-sell N95 masks

33-storey highrise proposal coming to Surrey council, first of three phases

Second and third phases include 36-storey and 31-storey towers

‘Hold our line’: 29 new cases of COVID-19 announced in B.C.

Saturday’s number of new cases marks the lowest in weeks.

Exercises move online with YMCA’s new nationwide virtual workout program

YThrive Home offers dozens of free workout videos for people during COVID-19 self-isolation period

Two inmates found positive for COVID-19 at Mission Institution; two other tests pending

15 staff self-isolating waiting results, says correctional officer

B.C. community service provider hosts friendly art competition for youth

Theme for Pacific Community Resources contest is ‘finding the silver lining in difficult times’

Critic, workers’ group ‘disappointed’ Trudeau chose Amazon to distribute PPE

Amazon Canada said in an email to The Canadian Press that it is working with Canada Post, Purolator

Full World COVID-19 update: National Guard collect ventilators in New York; Spain, Italy improve

Comprehensive coronavirus update with news from around the world.

TransLink to reduce service on some bus routes, SeaBus, West Coast Express

Changes start April 6 ‘due to low ridership and financial pressures’ amid COVID-19

Most Read