On Monday June 29th, David Zilberman was inducted into the Canadian Jewish Sports Hall of Fame as an athlete through the YM-YWHA. Three of the inductees were in the Athlete Category while one was inducted in the Builders category. David was inducted amongst a strong group of athletes which included distance runners Dr. Tina Kader and Joseph Kibur as well as Charles Bronfman, famous for bringing Major League Baseball to Montreal, who was inducted as a Builder.
The event was a prestigious one which featured some well known people from the Montreal community. Among the attendees were former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney as well as the mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre. Mitch Garber, Montreal entrepreneur served as the event's Master of Ceremonies.
For more photos from the event, click here.
Guseyn Ruslanzada and Vince De Marinis
Martine Dugrenier and David Zilberman, 2008 Olympians
From Right to Left: George and Eleanor Reinitz, Christine and Victor Zilberman
The Final Group Shot
Sunday, July 12th 2015
CLIC and the Montreal-YMHA participated in the inaugural Ontario Cup, held Guelph Ontario. The event proved to be quite successful, attracting over 160 athletes from far and wide. Clubs from Ohio, Iowa, New York and Michigan rounded out the US participation while clubs from Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan and even British Columbia participated as well.
The tournament was divided into two ages groups, the first being the FILA Cadet and the second being Junior. The quality of matches was exceptionally high as many weights featured national champions and medalists from the Canadian National Championships. For full results from the tournament, click here.
The individual results for the Quebec athletes were as follows:
In the FILA Cadet Girls, Kaya Dube-Snow placed 4th at 60 kgs while at the Junior Girls Division, Joannie Audet of CLIC also placed 4th at 48 kgs. Genevieve Lamarche of the Montreal-YMHA was the only medalist from Quebec, taking a Bronze Medal at the 72 kg Junior Girls Division.
In the FILA Cadet Boys, Julien Choquette of les Patriotes de St-Cesaire and Aly Barghout of Montreal-YMHA both took home Bronze Medals, wrestling at 76 kgs and 115 kgs.
In the Junior Boys Division, Dylan Mclean captured a Silver Medal at 55 kgs while Karanvir Singh and Guseyn Ruslanzanada were 3rd and 4th at 66 kgs. Alex Moore won Gold at 74 kgs while Francis Carter took a Silver Medal at the same division. Sam Barmish wrestling at 84 kgs and Frederique Choquette wrestling at 120 kgs, both captured Gold medals. All wrestlers in the Junior Boys Division represented Montreal-YMHA. Congratulations to our Quebec wrestlers on their fine performances!
Kaya Dube-Snow with the takedown
Coach David Zilberman and Guseyn Ruslanzada
Alex Moore with the crossed ankles
Friday July 17th, 2015
On Friday, July 17th at the Pan American Games held in Mississisauga Ontario, Quebec's lone representative, Dory Yeats of TWA won a Gold medal at the 69 kgs Womens Division by defeating Maria Acosta of Venezuela by technical superiority with a score of 13-2. Congratulations Dory on your Gold Medal performance!
For the full results from the 2015 Pan American Games, click here.