Wrestler of the Week - February 12
Post date: Feb 13, 2015 6:39:14 PM
Wrestler of the Week for February 11 is Grade 12 Armada Wrestler Dean Leyland. Dean was awarded this honour earlier this season. His second nomination speaks to his dedication in the face of adversity and also his role as a leader on the team. Dean sustained a significant ankle injury in practice right after Christmas. Despite being unable to compete at several major tournaments in his Grade 12 season he did not miss a practice and he did not sit on the sidelines feeling sorry for himself. Dean was at practice, doing what he could and encouraging his teammates to reach their full potential. When the team hosted the Alberni Armada Invitational he was there helping when the first mat was rolled out and was there when the last piece of trash was swept up. Dean was back competing last week and took the Gold medal at the Campbell River Invitational. As he heads into the Island Championships and Provincial Championships in two weeks his teammates, coaches, and supporters will be cheering loudly for him because they know Dean embodies the spirit and values of their program. That is why Dean is an great choice for Wrestler of the Week.