Rare action in July

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The last weekend featured some rare July action for Quebec wrestlers at two different tournaments, one local and the other international.  The Ontario Cup, held in Guelph Ontario and the Spanish Grand Prix held in Madrid Spain.  The Montreal YMHA and Concordia sent athletes to both competitions with some strong results while The Crazy Dogs, les Patriotes de St-Cesaire and the Riverdale Wrestling Club were also in attendance.

Stone Lewis with the pin

Nicolae Grandrabura

At the Spanish Grand Prix, Guseyn Ruslanzada of the Montreal YMHA was Quebec's sole medal winner as he captured a Bronze Medal at 74 kg.  At the Ontario Cup, Cadets and Juniors were in action and once again, Quebec athletes faired well at the competition.

Mathis Rainville with the leg attack

Junior Iordache

From Concordia University, Sam Garland overcame a tough start at the Junior 70 kg division to win Bronze.   From the Montreal YMHA, in the Cadet division, Junior Iordache (60 kg) would win Gold while at 65 kg, Florin Vasile won Silver.  At the 71 kg, Stone Lewis and Nolan O'Rourke would win Gold and Silver to take the top two spots.  In the 80 kg, Antonio Iordache would win Gold while at 92 kg, Mathis Rainville (Patriotes de St-Cesaire) would win Gold to round out the results for the Cadets.  In the Junior 61 kg division, Jason Luneau (Crazy Dogs) and Nicolae Grandrabura (Riverdale Wrestling Club) would repeat there match from the Junior Nationals.  Nicoale would win the match to take the Gold medal.  

Nolan O'Rourke

Sam Garland

All in all, this was a strong showing for our Quebec athletes and congratulations to all our athletes who competed this weekend.


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