The Cadet-Juvenile National Championships are the highlight of the month of April. Held on Friday, April 10th to the 12th in Fredericton New Brunswick at UNB's Aitken Center, the contingent of wrestlers from Quebec posted better results than in past years. Starting with the Cadet Division at 46 kg, Nathan Hoyte of the Chelsea Spartans took the Silver medal. Next at 54 kg, Ayoub Bencherif placed 5th while Julien Choquette of the Club de Lutte les Patriotes was the sole Gold medal winner for Quebec, winning the 69 kg division. Rounding out the Cadet results, Nicholas Styres of KSS placed 4th at 76 kg, while Jonathan Campagnolo of the Montreal YMHA placed 5th at 100 kg. Quebec as a province finished a respectable 4th place amongst the provinces despite having one of the smaller contingents. Congratulations to our Quebec wrestlers for all their hard work!
For the complete results of the tournament, click here.
Julien Choquette in action (Top) and on the Podium (Bottom)
In the Juvenile Division, Quebec had a really strong showing in the results both individually and as a province, taking third place honours. Starting off with the 50 kg division, Kanerahtens Bush of KSS took the Bronze Medal while Dylan Mclean of the Montreal YMHA placed 6th at 54 kg. Alex Moore of Montreal YMHA had an excellent tournament on route to winning the Gold Medal at 69 kg. Also wrestling a strong tournament, representing Montreal YMHA by way of Beurling Academy, Jimmy Fatouros wrestled a strong tournament en-route to capturing the Gold Medal at the 85 kg weight Division. Aly Barghout of Montreal YMHA placed 4th at 100 kg, rounding out the results.
Though the girls had a much smaller representation, the results were strong nonetheless. In the Cadet 56 kg, Mackenzie Wilson of the Westwood Crazy Dogs was the sole medal winner, capturing a Bronze Medal while Kennikahontehsha Montour of KSS placed 6th at 60 kg. Kawennitha Kirby of KSS also placed 6th at the 70 kg Cadet Girls division, thereby rounding out the Cadet Girls results. In the Juvenile Girls Division, Kaya Dube-Snow placed 4th at the 56 kg category, representing the Montreal YMHA, also by way of Beurling Academy.
Rounding out the results for the weekend, we have the FILA Cadet Trials. In the Boys Division, Julien Choquette of the Patriotes placed 6th at the 69 kg category while Aly Barghout of Montreal YMHA was second at 100 kg.
In the Juvenile Greco-Roman division, John Yeats of the TWA won the Gold medal at the the 76 kg division as well as the Outstanding Male Wrestler in Greco-Roman.
Last, but not least, Alex Moore of the Montreal YMHA was named the Outstanding Cadet Wrestler for the year of 2013-14. Alex took a Silver Medal at the FILA Cadet Pan Ams while placing 6th at the Youth Olympics in China.
On Saturday, April 11th, the 38th edition of the Jeux de Montreal for Wrestling was held at the Centre Claude Robillard. The tournament is eligible to all wrestlers from the Kids, Benjamin and Bantam division who live on the Island of Montreal. Wrestlers from all districts compete and it serves as an excellent introductory tournament for younger wrestlers. For district results, click here.
The Pan-American Championships April 24th 2015
The Pan-American Championships were held in Santiago Chile and two athletes from the province of Quebec came home with medals. Vince De Marinis of the Montreal YMHA took a Bronze medal at the 61 kg category while Matthew Miller of TWA also took a Bronze medal at the 86 kg category. Congratulations to both wrestlers on their fine performances!
Vince De Marinis