The Cadet-Juvenile Nationals took place this past weekend in Windsor Ontario. The competition was tough as it featured 12 mats for the competition and added to the fact that when the Nationals are held in Southern Ontario, there is a large number of participants. In total, the compettion attracted 641 athletes from across the country, making it one of the largest competitions of the year.
A view of the competition area (12 mats!)
CLIC, KSS, the Montreal YMHA and Les Patriotes de St-Cesaire sent athletes in both the Boys and Girls divisions and the results though not as strong as expected, were nevertheless encouraging as Quebec totalled some hard fought wins amongst all athletes. The Boys took to the mat on Friday and faced strong competition from the various provinces. In the Cadet Boys division from CLIC, Christopher Merlo wrestling at 42 kgs placed 6th while in the Juvenile Boys, Thomas Rizk also from CLIC placed 4th wrestling at 85 kgs Juvenile Boys.
From KSS, Dean Brascoup took 6th at 100 kgs Cadet Boys while also wrestling for KSS Tehatokentha McComber placed 4th while Jersey McGowan was 5th, both wrestling at 115 kgs Cadet Boys.
Chase Brascoup (in the red singlet) of KSS
From the Montreal YMHA, Jason Luneau wrestling at 50 kgs took 4th place in the Cadet division while Nicolae Grandrabura won his first National Title by beating Jasdeep Dhilon of the Abbey Wrestling Club by a technical fall (10-0) to clinch the victory at 54 kgs. In addition to this, Nicolae also was named as the Outstanding wrestler for the tournament in the Cadet Boys division.
Jason Luneau in the Bronze Medal Final
Nicoale Grandrabura in the 54 kgs Gold Medal Final
National Champion at 54 kgs
The tournament was a tough one for our Quebec athletes and they should be congratulated for their accomplishments in competing in such a tough tournament.
For the complete results from the Cadet (Boys and Girls) Nationals, click here.
For the complete results from the Juvenile(Boys and Girls) Nationals, click here.