Salmon Arm, BC wrestler, making a name for herself, training for national teams – Okanagan

Eve Maxwell is at the top of her game: physically fit, mentally driven and ready to do whatever it takes to win in the world wrestling Mat.

“This season has been really good, it’s been the best season I’ve ever had,” said Maxwell, a Grade 12 wrestler from Salmon Arm, BC

Maxwell trained six days a week, sometimes multiple times a day. Her hard work paid off, winning all four of her bouts at the BC High School Wrestling Championships in Vancouver in February. She was also recognized for Most Outstanding Match and received the Lyndsay Belisle Trophy for Most Outstanding Female Wrestler. She also received a $1,000 scholarship.

Most recently, the wrestler placed second at the North West Regionals in Washington, USA

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Her training at Salmon Arm Secondary School shaped her into the accomplished athlete she is today.

“I think training with guys has helped me a lot because I’ve been fighting here since seventh grade,” Maxwell said. “So it’s older, bigger, stronger, faster. So when I’m up against a girl my own size, I don’t really have much to do other than technical stuff.”

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High school wrestling coach Ray Munsie has watched Maxwell grow as an athlete for more than six years and believes she can lead the sport to the end.

“We’ve existed as a team here at the school for a dozen years now and in that time we’ve produced six BC champions and two Canadian champions and this could very well be our third national champion,” said Munsie of Maxwell.

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“She will be the second graduate to wrestle at the university.”

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Maxwell is training hard to make it to the Nationals in June, which will be held in Calgary. Conveniently, it’s the city where she’ll compete as a member of the University of Calgary’s wrestling team, the Calgary Dinos.

After graduating from university, she has big dreams.

“Obviously the ultimate dream would be to be an Olympian, but I like to go as far as possible.”

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Brian Lowry

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