Wrestler of the Week - February 18

Post date: Apr 13, 2015 12:15:56 AM

Wrestler of the Week for February 18 is Grade 10 Trenton Vanderkooi. At 110 kg Trenton Vanderkooi is the Armada’s biggest wrestler. Trenton’s physical stature is big but so too is his heart. Trenton was a dedicated middle school wrestler at EJ Dunn in Grade 6 – 8. With competing depends on his time, Trenton elected not to wrestle in Grade 9. Fortunately for both the Armada wrestling team and for Trenton he found his way back on the mat for his Grade 10 year. Coming back after a year off wasn’t easy, especially when his primary training partners were Grade 12s Nolan Badovinac and Dean Leyland. Despite the rigorous training sessions Trenton persevered, qualifying for the BC Championships and finishing just short of a top 6 finish. Trenton’s return to the mats and his hard work this year has prepared him well to become one of the leaders for the Armada Wrestling squad next year.