Vale Aaron Stapleton

Wrestling has sadly lost a long time competitor and supporter on Boxing Day with the death of Aaron Stapleton, aged 50.
Aaron won 3 Australian Titles in Greco-Roman and represented Australia at the 2003 Greco-Roman World Championship in Creteil France, the 1999 Oceania Championship in both styles and the 1999 Asia Oceania Cup also in both styles.
A service for Aaron will be held 2pm Monday January 4th at the Federation Chapel, Centenary Memorial Gardens, 353 Wacol Station Road, Sumner.
All are welcome to attend.
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Lifetime Wrestling Australia Membership for Four Queensland Volunteers.



At the recent Wrestling Australia AGM, 4 volunteers from Queensland were accepted as lifetime members of Wrestling Australia for their direct and significant contribution to the success of Wrestling in Australia.
Yuri Markov – Gold Lifetime Member.
Bob Franklin – Gold Lifetime Member.
Walter Chadzynksi – Silver Lifetime Member
Todd Lawler – Silver Lifetime Member
Wrestling Queensland Inc would like to congratulate all new Lifetime Members from across Australia and thank them for their efforts.
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Queensland Sport and Recreation – COVID 19 Update


New restrictions have been applied to gatherings in Queensland due to the confirmed COVID 19 cases.


At the time of writing (23/08/2020), the Queensland Government has confirmed that these restrictions do not apply to  WQ Inc activities or training (“Community Sport”).  Please note that existing safety measures must be followed and it is critical that people are excluded from attending who have:


  • COVID 19 or had contact with someone who has.
  • Flu-like symptoms.
  • Travelled internationally.
  • Travelled to a COVID 19 hotspot.
  • Visited a location listed on the contact tracing website.


The full letter from the Queensland Government regarding restrictions on Sports and Recreation is available here.



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April Coronavirus Update

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As of 19th of March 2020, Wrestling Queensland Inc has recommended all clubs suspend training as part of precautions against the spread of Coronavirus, with this suspension to be reviewed on completion of the Easter Holiday period. 


In the interest of safety, WQ Inc is continuing to recommend all training be suspended as per guidelines by State and Federal Health departments and with the ongoing closure of indoor sports venues as part of Federal ‘place of social gathering’ restrictions.


Full statement can be viewed here


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North Queensland Public Health Alert


As some of you are aware, there are media reports of confirmed Coronavirus cases from attendees of a ‘Wrestling Competition’ at Edmonton PCYC.

Please note that this was a Professional Wrestling event held by the Pro Wrestling Power organisation and is not in any way related to Freestyle or Greco Roman Wrestling or associated with Wrestling Queensland Inc or any member clubs.

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Wrestling Qld Inc Coronavirus Update

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As of Thursday 19th March 2020, WQ Inc is recommending that all clubs suspend training until the end of the Easter School Holidays (19th of April 2020).  A letter from WQ Inc President Bob Franklin can be found here.

All training sessions are suspended for the Lang Park PCYC club.

The suspension of training and events will be reviewed at the end of the Easter Holiday period.



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2020 Senior Nationals Postponed



The 2020 Wrestling Australia National Championship scheduled for 17th May in Sydney will be postponed due to CONVID-19.  The Wrestling Qld website and Facebook will be updated as soon as we have details of the new date.

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2020 Wrestling Australia Calendar


Wrestling Australia Calendar has been released for 2020.  Wrestling Queensland Website and Facebook will be updated with information on the events and nomination details as they become available.

13-15 March  Africa & Oceania Olympic Qualifier Morocco
22 March  United for Wrestling Championship  Perth
20-22 March  Wrestling Referee Course  Gold Coast
22 March Girls Into Wrestling, Australian Open  Gold Coast
17 May National Championship  Sydney
25 July Australian Open  Gold Coast
2-8 August Olympic Games Tokyo
19 September Australian Golden Boots  Gold Coast
4 October Youth National Championship   Melbourne











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