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Wrestling is in its third year at Grey College and there are a few promising and upcoming wrestlers who have represented the school at provincial and national level. Martin Van Niekerk, an Old Grey who matriculated in 2013 and African wrestling champion, joined the coaching staff, along with Mr. Fanie Van Rooyen.
Preparation for the Paarl Boys High inter-schools event was the main aim on the wrestling calendar. The Paarl Boys High inter-school’s competition was a great success where 13 boys competed excellently, some above their weight level. Paarl Boys High narrowly beat Grey College 7-6. Inter-schools’ wrestling matches with Affies and Paul Roos Gymnasium are still pending and we hope to compete with these schools in the future.
Crowther Van Niekerk:
– Ranked no. 1 in SA (u/71kg)
– Protea colours (Cadettes u/17)
– Won gold during the SA Championships.
– Won 8 out of 9 bouts as a member of President’s Free Style team in Oregon, USA
– Winner of SA Cadettes trials
– 5th place during Africa Championships (Nigeria)
– Member of the SA Cadettes team during international schools’ competition in Morocco
– Won silver during the Africa Championships in Nigeria
– 4th place during the Iinternational Schools’ competition in Morocco
– Won a silver medal during the SA Championships (u/20)
– Won three gold medals at these respective competitions: North-Gauteng Championships, Tuks Open and Mpumalanga Open.