Manchester’s most successful wrestlers Taylor, Marshall and Bailey Everett-Jones have been busy scooping medals at competitions across the UK.
On 18 November 17, both Taylor and Marshall entered the Aspull Warriors International competition in Wigan. The tournament was attended by wrestlers from all over the world, such as Poland, Finland, Canada and the Czech Republic.
Marshall wrestled at 33kg and got through a tough group however he fought off the competition and took 1st place, bringing back Gold.
Taylor wrestled at 45kg and was placed in a large group of ‘very strong wrestlers. He battled his way to second place and brought home Silver.
Bailey, their sister who also wrestles, was too young for this competition as it started from 5-years.
The following weekend the family travelled to Dublin for the Irish Open competition on 25 November.
The competition was only open to ages eight and upwards, so unfortunately Bailey couldn’t compete again. “However, she took great pride in cheering on her brothers”, her mother Fiona told TNT.
Marshall entered the ages 8-11 group, and being over 8, “we knew this was going to be a tough competition. However, Marshall confidently wrestled his way to first place, after winning all his bouts by a ‘Pin’; bringing home the Gold medal and the title of Irish Champion.”
Taylor was placed in two categories, age 8 to 11 and ages 12 to 13. Being entered into two groups meant Taylor was in for a long and tiring day of wrestling bouts.
“This did not faze Taylor as he won all his matches by a ‘Pin’ in both groups and brought home two Gold medals and is now double Irish Champion”, Fiona said.
Taylor also received the ‘Best Wrestler of the Day’ trophy. This award was given to just one wrestler for outstanding performance through the competition.
It’s December and the Everett-Jones’s are not out on the Christmas Markets. “We are actually in Cardiff ready for the Junior British Champions Competition.
After three weekends of competitions, we are all looking forward to having a relaxing time over Christmas and having some quality family time together”, Fiona concluded.