SHS Old Boys star at 2019 World Wrestling Championships

Former Gryphon wrestler Alex Moore has just become the first Canadian wrestler in 20 years to defeat a Russian wrestler at the World Championships.

On Nov. 3, SHS Old Boys Sam Barmish 2014 and Alex Moore 2014, along with National Team Coach and Gryphon Wrestling Coach Rob Moore, competed in the 2019 U-23 World Wrestling Championships, held in Budapest, Hungary.

This was Moore’s sixth world championships appearance in various age groups, and Barmish’s first appearance.

Sam lost his first match to a tough Slovakian wrestler. Alex defeated Georgia and Russia—the first such result in two decades—but ultimately fell to the eventual bronze medalist from Turkey.

The video of Moore’s victory can be found at the following link:

The Gryphon Wrestling Team starts its new season on Nov. 7, and the team is looking forward to its training camp in January, to be held in Havana, Cuba.