Wrestling prepares a person to compete in the game of life. The wrestler must meet his opponent and do battle completely on his own. No one can substitute and time outs are not possible. You have no one to check, screen, and block or assist you in anyway; there is no one to pass the ball to, and no one to blame for your mistakes. When you win, you must win with class and when you lose, you must lose with dignity.
Wrestling is a unique sport. In other sports, when contact is made, they blow the whistle and stop the action; in wrestling when contact is made, we’re just getting started. No sport requires more sacrifice and discipline than wrestling. The individual, through self-denial, offers more of his character, than can ever be explained here. It is something you carry with you throughout your life, and through every trial, test, and tribulation. Wrestling … truly teaches life skills and values.
- Island All Star Tournament - January 2019
- Alberni Invitational - February 2019
- Zone Championships - February 2019
- BC Championships - February 2019
The VC Wrestling Team competed in the Alberni Invitational Wrestling Tournament, this is the biggest and most competitive tournament of the year!
Our School Boy Team (Gr.8) with only 5 boys managed to capture 3rd place overall. The Cadet Team (Gr.9-10) easily won the team title with Gold Medal performances by Raf Schincariol and Mathew Keller. Our Juvenile Team led by Gold Medallist Matt Hoag placed 2nd overall just missing out on first place.
Of special note, Mathew Keller Gr.10 was named outstanding wrestler of the tournament and has garnered interest by an NCAA recruiter. Congratulations Mathew and the rest of the team.
The Irish wrestlers competed in Zone Championships looking for their 5th consecutive zone title, and our boys did not disappoint!
VC Wrestling set a BC High School record in qualifying 29 wrestlers for the BC Championships! VC also collected the most points in a Zone Championship ever with 200. Second place Notre Dame had 73 points.
Our 28 boys that qualified for the tournament competed hard with 10 making it to the second day of the tournament. VC ended up with 6 podium finishes - Five 6th place finishes and one 4th place finish.
Standouts at the tournament were Eric Ulinder (Gr.8), Mat Keller (Gr.10), Raf Schincariol (Gr.10) & Heath Yee Fung (Gr.11). We congratulate Brett Capistrano who graduates this year as our only 5 year wrestler and wish him well.
Mr. Roselli teaches Senior School Physical Education and is the Head Wrestling coach at Vancouver College. As a former National Wrestling Champion and National Team member, Coach Roselli has over 30 years experience in wrestling, working with elementary, high school, national and professional athletes.
Sean Cueto (VC '00)
VC alumnus of '00, Sean Cueto has returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach of a wiley Irish Wrestling squad. While at VC, Sean was coached by recently retired grapplers Wade Anderson and Gordon Penn. Sean is excited to be a part of the "Irish Tough" wrestling crew.
Joe Yee (VC '90)
Joe graduated from Vancouver College in 1990. While at VC, he participated in Wrestling and continued to compete while at Douglas College and Simon Fraser University. He has been coaching since 1990, including at York House School and helped the BC Women's program in the early 90s. Joe is the 3rd highest rank in the world as a referee and has National and International wrestling experience.
The success of this season lies solely on the character of the wrestlers who committed to the program. It is through their character and their commitment to the process that Vancouver College has been recognized as one of the top wrestling schools in the province this year.
- Most Valuable Wrestler - Connor M.
- Top Schoolboy Wrestler - Chris T.
- Top Cadet Wrestler - Heath Y. F.
- Top Juvenile Wrestler - Will T.
- Coaches Choice Award - Michael D.
- 5 Year Men - Connor M. & Will T.