National team wrestler and former Yukoner Erica Sharp pinned down a bronze medal at the world wrestling championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, this Saturday.
Sharp, who trains in Calgary, defeated Tatyana Bakatyuk of Kazakhstan 1-0, 3-2 in the women’s 51-kilogram division.
The results bode well for 32-year-old Sharp’s chances to make the Beijing Olympics next summer.
Fellow Yukoner Brittanee Laverdure, who also trains in Calgary, just missed a medal in the 59-kilogram division, finishing fifth after losing to Dorj Narmandakh of Mongolia.
takes soccer title
Ten school teams braved the chill this weekend for the Whitehorse Elementary School Soccer Championships.
Jack Hulland Elementary School’s Ravens took the gold medal against Whitehorse Elementary School, playing to a 4-1 score at the FH Collins field.
Selkirk took the bronze, blanking Golden Horn 5-0.
In the consolation A round, Hidden Valley School beat Christ the King 5-1 for the gold, while Ecole Emilie Tremblay won a close 1-0 match over Holy Family for the bronze.
Jack Hulland’s Hawks took the gold in the consolation B round, beating Takhini Elementary 3-0, while Elijah Smith School took the bronze.