A wrestling team from this province walked away with 16 medals at a recent international competition in the UK.
Peter Petipas coaches the Trinity Bay Wrestling Club. He brought the team, along with members of the Conne River Wrestling Team and a young wrestler from Sheshatishiu to Peterborough in the United Kingdom.
Of the 20 team members, 16 came away with hardware.
Petipas says they all worked very hard and made a great showing. He says they had fun competing and meeting new friends from around the world.
Meanwhile, a young Innu wrestler with the team returned home with a gold medal. 18-year-old Josh Dyke won bronze at the North American Indigenous Games in Toronto last year.
MHA Randy Edmunds says Josh worked hard to get to the international level and succeeded in a different weight class. Edmunds says Dyke trained hard and once he got to the British Juniors, his opponent had to drop the fight. Not wanting to win by default, Edmunds says Dyke challenged the top competitor in a different weight class, winning the match.