TT’s wrestler Keron Bourne got the better of Barbadian Koi Hoyte last weekend, in the Champion of Champions Grand Slam final, at the 20th Bridgetown Burning Championship in Barbados.
Bourne, the champion of the 75-kilogramme-and-over category, needed only 35 seconds to defeat Hoyte, who was the champion of the heavyweight (95-kilogramme and over) division in the final.
According to a media release, TT Wrestling Federation boss Jason Fraser, who is also the president of the Caribbean Combat Sports Association, was pleased “once again as (the) TT Wrestling Federation continues to perform at a high-level competition.”
Bourne had earlier defeated top Barbadian Deshon Skeete to win the men’s 75kg-plus open weight class.
Minie Mayers was the lone female representative for TT, and she earned silver in the women’s open weight class, after losing to Bermuda’s Krista Dyer in the final.
Fraser congratulated Barbados sports ambassador Sir Rollins Alleyne for hosting the tournament.
“It was an amazing weekend filled with combat sports and love,” he said.
Among the countries participating at the event were TT, Bermuda, United States, St Vincent/Grenadines, Martinique, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guyana, Jamaica and hosts Barbados.