Three Peacock wrestlers captured medals on Saturday at the SHSAA Wrestling Provincial Championship in Regina.

Ethan La Rose earned a silver medal, while Mihert Cridland and Kyle Yaminuk picked up bronze medals from provincials.

La Rose left it all on the mat over the weekend as he wrestled for the final time in his high school career. He said that worked out to his benefit.

"I was taking a lot of risks, trying stuff that I don't normally try in matches but it seemed to work out pretty well," he said. "I tried a lot of ankle picks and gut wrenches and it seemed to work well for me.

"With it being my last year, I had to put it all out on the line and try to wrestle as hard as I can."

La Rose lost out to Swift Current's Sebastien Marchand in the final of the Male 73-kilogram class.

"That one was really tough, the kid that beat me was a really tough guy," said La Rose. "It felt really good in my semi-final match, he was cheering me on because he wanted to wrestle me in the final. He manhandled me in the final, but that's how it goes sometimes.

"I learned a lot of valuable lessons."

Yaminuk ended up placing third in the Male 62kg class with Regina Martin's Andre Smith and Saskatoon Holy Cross' Gordon Laing taking the top-two spots on the podium.

"It feels amazing, I walked in there thinking that I wasn't going to do as good because I didn't place last year, but I came out with third and it was awesome," said Yaminuk.

The grade 10 athlete said that some extra training this year really helped give him that extra boost.

"I started training in Regina with some other coaches that are national champions and they really helped me along the way," said Yaminuk.

Cridland took bronze in the Female 53kg class, finishing behind Regina Balfour's Jayda Baker and Saskatoon Tommy Douglas' Sierra Mullin.

"Everyone was really tough, but I pulled through and it felt good," said Cridland on her bronze medal.

"I didn't make it provincials last year, so making it this year, my goal was top-four, so getting third was even better and that felt really nice."

Cridland has one more year of wrestling and she's confident that she can push herself to the top of the podium.

"The people in first and second were pretty good and they have another year too, but I'm just going to have to work harder."

Peacock finished second in the 3A Boys team standings, while they were fourth in the 3A girls standings.

Click here for full results from provincials in Regina.

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