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Armed with a Polaroid-style camera, staff photographer John Lehmann attended the Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling event Seek and Destroy at the Russian Community Centre in Vancouver April 12. ECCW is celebrating its 18th year at a special wrestling event in Cloverdale May 3, where fans are encouraged to supply the weapons wrestlers will use in their match. Here, participants were asked to describe themselves in one word.

Kevin Cox, or Daniel Adonis, describes himself as ‘Talented’ before a match in Vancouver.

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Tony Fondrick a wrestler with ECCW AKA "Tony Baroni" describes himself as "Loud" before a match in Vancouver.

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Jack Stewart, or Jack Stand-Up, describes himself as ‘Stand Up’ before a match in Vancouver.

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Peter Durrett, also know as Pete Powers, describes himself as ‘Tuff’ before a match in Vancouver.

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Paige O'Connell, who runs the audio visuals for the matches and buys a new pair heels before every ECCW event, describes herself as ‘Punky.’

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Wrestler David Elmhurst, King Of the Yukon, wears his fur covered leggings before making his way out to the ring. He describes himself as a ‘Gold Rush.’

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Dave Courtright, also known as Bishop, describes himself as ‘Abnoxious’ before a match in Vancouver.

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Wrestling referee Mitchal Steinberg describes himself as on ‘Journey’ before a match in Vancouver.

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A toy gun is used by Matthew Nebeker, a wrestler known as Ethan HD. He describes himself as ‘Balleriffic.’ Wrestlers were asked to describe themselves in one word.

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