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On the eve of her 30th birthday, Stittsville native Erica Wiebe was back in her hometown to lead an intro-to-wrestling clinic for youngsters from age 8-11.

By Ottawa Sportspage

On the eve of her 30th birthday, Stittsville native Erica Wiebe was back in her hometown to lead an intro-to-wrestling clinic for youngsters from age 8-11.

The 2016 Olympic wrestling champion hosted the clinic, an inspirational talk, followed by a meet-and-greet at the gymnasium named in her honour inside the Cardelrec Recreation Complex – Goulbourn.

The Calgary-based product of the National Capital Wrestling Club most recently won an international tournament in Italy on May 23 and a bronze medal at April’s Pan American Championships.

Wiebe is building towards September’s 2019 World Championships and ultimately the 2020 Olympics. The 2018 world bronze medallist will chase her first world title in Kazakhstan, while a top-6 finish would clinch a Canadian berth in the Tokyo 2020 Games.


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