Carlie Gendre of Erskine, Alberta brought home a Gold Medal in Wrestling from the 2013 Cadet Nationals in Saskatoon. She is now off to represent Canada at the 2013 Pan Am Games in Medellin, Columbia this August.
Deputy Reeve Lawrence Wilkie, on behalf of the County of Stettler, presented Gendre with a $500 cheque on June 12, 2013. In order to cover training, travelling and other team commitments, Gendre has a goal to raise $5,000.
“To reach this goal, I am working, fundraising, will have income from my 4-H steer project, volunteering and seeking donations,” said Gendre.
Gendre has competitively wrestled for five years, starting in Grade 6. She competes at the Cadet level which is her age group and at the 60 kg weight class.
Those interested in supporting Gendre in her athletic pursuits and desire to represent our community and Canada at the Pan Am Games can contact her at 403-742-4665 or Box 165, Erskine AB, T0C 1G0.