Barbados: Two junior wrestlers of Barbados competed at the 2023 United States of America National Beach Wrestling Championship at Carolina Beach, North Carolina, over the weekend.
Barbados Children Directory extended Congratulations to the two junior wrestlers who competed at the 2023 United States of America National Beach Wrestling Championship at Carolina Beach, North Carolina over the weekend.
Competing in the event that saw 347 competitors including wrestlers from Jamaica 15 year-old Rebecca Williams who was one of two wrestlers from Barbados won gold in her maiden international beach wrestling competition.
The Combermere School student was impressive when she fought against three females who were from New Jersey, North Carolina and New York while describing it as a wonderful and interesting experience.
Williams also featured in what is referred to as the Open Challenge match where Barbados and Jamaica teamed up to take on the best of the USA in a four against four situation.
The Caribbean athletes were amazing as they won 3-1 to win the International Dual Ultimate X showdown. Queen’s College student Kodi Marshall gave a creditable performance at the same event. Marshall 15, won all three of his ‘display’ matches but after winning two of three of his competitive matches, he forfeited one of his matches due to injury.
Marshall is looking to compete in the under-17 Pan Am Games in Mexico in June and the World Games in Turkey in July.
Earlier, St. Gabriel’s School ventured onto Browne’s Beach on March 18th to assist in the “Clean Up Barbados” initiative and besides having the ‘biggest group’ of 136 volunteers with 75% of them under the age of 11 they also had the youngest volunteer.
Barbados Children Directory stated, “Three year-old Sha-Kyir Forde-Chapman won the “Youngest Participant” award for Clean Up Barbados 2023.” The St. Gabriel’s group also removed 248.8 pounds of garbage.