At the age of 11, Zenze Stanley–Jones tried her hand at wrestling for the first time.
It was the right decision.
Today, Stanley–Jones can proudly say she’s a national champion. And, she’s a consistent threat for podium finishes.
In 2017, Stanley-Jones grappled her way to a pair of gold medals at the Canadian championships. She won gold in the cadet (age 14-16) 90-kilogram freestyle and juvenile 90kg Greco Roman categories. At the 2017 Western Canadian Age Class Championships, she earned the bronze medal in the 90kg class.
At the 2018 nationals, Stanley-Jones followed up with a bronze medal in the U19 freestyle category.
The Kelly Road Secondary School athlete claimed the silver medal in the 90kg category at the 2018 B.C. high school championships in Port Alberni. In 2017, she finished fifth in the same category at the championships.