Milngavie wrestler wants to grapple for Commonwealth glory

Emirates Stadium.  Ross McFarlane, wrestler taking part in Commonwealth Games.'Photo by Emma Mitchell'21/1/14

Emirates Stadium. Ross McFarlane, wrestler taking part in Commonwealth Games.'Photo by Emma Mitchell'21/1/14

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Wrestler Ross McFarlane is confident he is in with a good chance of being selected for this summer’s

Commonwealth Games.

The 27-year-old from Milngavie, who started wrestling when he was 14, will take part in The English Championships in Birmingham, which is the last of the three qualifying events before the Scottish Commonwealth Games squad is selected.

The former Douglas Academy pupil, who gave up wrestling when he was 17 but came back into the sport in 2010 after the Delhi Games, said: “There are three qualifying events, the first was in Wales last May in which I came second, then I went to Johannesburg. I needed to finish in the top six, and was pleased with my fifth place.”

Ross now trains with the Scottish squad.

On his chances of being selected, he said: “The decision has officially still to be made and I will not know for sure until March, but I am pretty confident I will be there.”

However, the assistant manager at Springburn Leisure Centre added: “Although I’m 90 per cent sure of going, anything could happen. I don’t want to say I am sure and put a jinx on it and maybe get an injury.”

If selected, Ross will compete in the 55kg Freestyle category and is being allowed to take 15 weeks off work to concentrate on his training.