Returning from injury, Amrit Benning led his W. J. Mouat Hawks to first place in two divisions at the 30th annual Port Alberni Invitational Tournament Feb. 9.
It's the first time in 34 years that the Hawks have won both the Cadet Boys and Juvenile Boys divisions at the prestigious Alberni invite.
"It was a total team effort with all 24 wrestlers contributing to the accomplishment," said coach Jim Mitchell.
Benning, who was injured in early January at the University of Alberta Golden Bear tournament, was one of five Hawks to capture gold along with teammates Rahul Narula, Nishan Randhawa, Davinder Gill and Jason Baringh.
Earlier this year, Benning was the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the War on the Floor Elite Tournament and Stu Hart National Dual Meet Champion in Calgary.
In Port Alberni last weekend, Ben-ning, the 2012 National Cadet Champion, dominated Brett Nelson, 2012 national silver medalist, en route to a gold medal and the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler Award.
In the Juvenile Boys division, Khang Nguyen and Leon Lokombo both won silver medals with their best match performances. Khang and Lokombo narrowly lost their final matches in the third round.
Cadet Boys Navrose Brar and Jas Sidhu also won silver medals.
Aman Bains won the only Mouat girls medal, a bronze, with a first round pin in the consolation bronze medal finals.
Mickey Khehira also captured a bronze medal to contribute to the Cadet Boys team title.
Juvenile Boys Tanvir Brar, Gagan Sangha and Harwin Baringh all placed fifth, scoring important team points to ensure a first place Mouat team finish with 56 points.
In the Cadet Boys division, Pavan Sangha (4th), Jashan Toor (5th), Cameron Sawatzky (6th) and Taylor Cole (6th) scored team points to elevate Mouat to the Cadet Team Title with 76 points.
Mouat's Cadet Boys also won the 2013 Western Canada Age Class Championship Tournament.
? The Upper Fraser Valley Zone Championship will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 starting at 9 a.m. at Rick Hansen Secondary School. The top five boys in each weight class and top four girls in each weight class will advance to the B.C. High School Championships March 1-2 in Cowichan.