By Neil Corbett, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News
The Maple Ridge Ramblers women’s wrestling team has repeated as provincial champions for the fourth consecutive year.
The 2023 provincial championships were held at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum from Feb. 23 to 25, and coach Bill McCrae said “the girls were firing on all cylinders.”
Two Ramblers won gold medals. Madi Grof topped the podium and barely messed her hair. She had a dominant tournament that saw her go undefeated through four matches, and without having a point scored on her.
“We haven’t had that since Payton Smith,” said McCrae, referring to the two-time national champion who went on to wrestle for Simon Fraser University.
After winning silver last year, he said Grof was determined to take gold in her senior year, and brought leadership to the Ramblers as the team captain.