White Wolf fighters battle to gold in Alberta

The Company of the White Wolf is really carving out a name for itself. The Yukon medieval combat group went undefeated in three disciplines at the Battle of Brooks.

The Company of the White Wolf is really carving out a name for itself.

The Yukon medieval combat group went undefeated in three disciplines at the Battle of Brooks, during the Brooks Medieval Faire, this past weekend in Alberta.

“Everything we entered, we won. It shows that we are a dominant team here in western Canada,” said Land Pearson, president of the Yukon Medieval Combat Group.

“A lot of people were like, ‘OK, we need to increase our cardio and we need to start working on a few things.’

“I remember one guy saying … he stopped one of the duels because he didn’t want to be on YouTube puking in his helmet.”

The Company of the White Wolf (CWW) went undefeated to gold in the sword and shield, the longsword and the three-on-three melees.

Pearson fought to gold in the sword and shield, defeating last year’s champ from Lethbridge in the final.

CWW captain Jose Amoedo claimed gold in the longsword, beating a competitor from the Calgary Ironhart Vanguards who were also the defending champs.

Pearson, Amoedo, and CWW teammates Lance Gadsby, John Hanuluk and Dale Braga, teamed up for gold in the melees, topping the Ironhart Vanguards in the final.

“Part of that team took gold when they came up to the Whitehorse tournament,” said Pearson. “So we were happy to take it back.”

The win streak in Brooks is just the latest in a string of successes for the CWW, which was founded only two years ago.

Pearson won gold at a national tournament in Montreal this past February, earning a spot at the International Medieval Combat Federation World Championships in Portugal at the end of May. Eight members of White Wolf competed at the worlds. Amoedo represented his native Spain and won silver in the men’s polearm competition at what was his fifth world championship.

Members of the CWW will next hold a small event in Dawson City over the Labour Day weekend and will travel to compete at a large international competition in Springfield, Illinois, this October.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

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