Tokyo Olympics hopefuls Jasmit Phulka and Amar Dhesi to begin 2020 season in Rome

Jasmit Phulka in action. Photo submitted

THE winners of the Canadian Wrestling Trials will get their first international bouts of 2020 underway in January. All six women and three men are set to compete at the Matteo Pellicone, the first Ranking Series event of the year.

On the men’s side, Jasmit Phulka and Amar Dhesi will be competing at the event in an effort to build on their international experience leading into the Pan-Am Olympic Qualification Tournament in March.

The tournament will take place at the PalaPellicone in Rome from January 15 to 18.

Jasmit Singh Phulka of Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club bagged first place in the freestyle 74 kg category at the trials last month, while Amarveer Dhesi of Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club placed first in the freestyle 125 kg category.