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A message from FLOQ Executive Director Martine Dugrenier

Key messages from the Annual General Assembly – It was a very successful year. Quebec has one of the most successful wrestling programs in Canada. Congratulations everyone for this great year!!! The objectives for next year are to keep increasing the number of members, clubs and different programs offered at all level starting with the initiation clinics in schools. For now, keep working hard!!! Stay safe, follow the rules!!! I hope to see you soon in a wrestling environment!!!!



July – 27th 2020 –  FLOQ AGM 2020

On Monday July 27, 2020 the annual general meeting was held via zoom. This meeting unfolded excellently. Thank you to all the members that participated. Additionally, thank you to FLOQ President Jean-François Daviau and FLOQ Executive Director Martine Dugrenier for conducting the meeting.

The Minutes of the 2020 FLOQ AGM were sent to all members on July 29, 2020.


Return to Training Phase 2

As of June, 22th, the government of Québec has allowed both outdoor and indoor training to resume. However, wrestling and all forms of contact sport with a partner is still prohibited. Please follow the link below to find both the consent form + health questionnaire that must be filled out by every individual prior to group training. Additionally, please find attached the Return to Training guidelines that will help answer some of your questions, and help you plan for a return to group trainings.

Link: http://floq.ca/return-to-training-plan/

Wash your hands

2 meters distancing

Strength conditioning indoor and outdoor


No wrestling



June – 30, 2020 : Jordie Steen – Radio-Canada Interview

Jordan Steen, vêtu d'un t-shirt noir, regarde la caméra.

Click on the link below in order to read Jordie Steen’s interview with Radio-Canada. Jordie discusses his Olympic dream and his Family Olympic tradition.

* The article is in French.

Article: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/sports/1713525/jordan-steen-jeux-olympiques-tokyo-malediction-famille


July – 15, 2020:  Linda Morais – UWW Top 5 Canadian Wrestlers

Watch the video of UWW’s Top 5 Canadian wrestlers, featuring Québec’s Linda Morais.

Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCrIksVAjyi/


FLOQ’s Legendary Fight Club – July 2020

Garry Kallos

Garry Kallos began wrestling in his last year of Highschool. He continued his wrestling Career in Cegep with Brian Gill as his coach. Throughout his education in Cegep he trained with the Quebec Provincial team at Mission 76, a training program aimed to put Quebec wrestlers on the 1976 Montreal Olympic team and coach by Louis Kupcsik.

At Mission 76, Garry met Victor Zilberman, a Russian wrestler who passed through town, and practiced with the team at Mission 76.  In 1975, Victor Zilberman was named the head coach at Lakehead University, and Garry followed him. At Lakehead University, Garry was a talented beginner amongst a dozen of National champions. Garry quickly developed his skills as a wrestler and became one of the best in Canada. In the summer of 76, Garry made the Olympic Greco-roman team, defeating the always fearsome, Doug Cox.

In 1978, Victor Zilberman was hired as a Wrestling Coach in Quebec, and Garry followed him again, and returned to Montreal. Garry continued his education and Varsity wrestling career at Concordia University from 1978-1984. Garry says that Victor Zilberman was “an amazing technician and tactician. Between rounds, Victor could point out adjustments I needed to make, or tell me my opponent’s vulnerabilities and offer solutions.” Garry continued to wrestle under Zilberman in Montreal and Qualified for the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games and the 1984 Olympic Games at 96kg.

To this day, Garry remains a strong supporter of the FLOQ, working closely with the Federation as its insurance broker.

Garry’s Achievements

Olympic Team Member 1976, 1980, 1984

Maccabiah Games Champion

Pan-Am Games Champion

Senior National Champion

Junior National Champion



Coaching Development 

Please contact Noel Tremblay at coord@floq.ca if you are interested in becoming a coach completing your competition Introduction Part A+B course.

Please send in the following information.

Name Phone # Email


UWW Free Webinars

Please follow the link below to see all of United World Wrestling free webinars. UWW is providing weekly webinars that are completely free. Most of their webinars are for coaching and officiating development.

Link:  https://unitedworldwrestling.org/webinars



United World Wrestling – We Will Wrestle Again

UWW has teamed up with global supplier Nike for the “We Will Wrestle Again” campaign. The effort is focused on providing financial relief to wrestling organizations impacted by the global pandemic.

“We Will Wrestle Again” aims to maximize the reach of UWW and Nike to raise money via tee shirt sales and direct the relief to National Federations, host-cities, and other grassroots activities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Purchase your #WeWillWrestleAgain tee shirt by visiting UWW’s online store at http://www.uwwstore.com/.

Watch the inspirational Video Here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDKiizFgvvA/


L’inaction de la Santé publique quant à la reprise de la pratique des sports de combat a jeté la consternation dans le milieu sportif québécois. Démontrez votre appui en publiant uncourt texte ou une photo illustrant votre passion pour votre sport de combat, accompagnée du mot-clic: #monsportmoncombat



Signs or symptoms – Assistance

If you are worried about COVID‑19 or if you have flu-like symptoms or gastroenteritis symptoms or similar to COVID‑19, you can call 418-644-4545514-644-4545450-644-4545819-644-4545 and 1-877-644-4545 (toll free) elsewhere in Québec. For the hearing impaired (TTY), call 1-800-361 9596 (toll free).

Link: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/


Sport’Aide – Covid-19

Sport’Aide vous propose son offre de service élargie afin de vous aider à faire face au contexte du Coronavirus COVID-19.

  • Sylvain Guimond, Jean-Luc Brassard, Cindy Ouellet et Karen Paquin) invitant les jeunes sportifs, leurs parents et entraîneurs à contacter Sport’Aide s’ils vivent de l’anxiété ou s’ils sont besoin de parler de leur situation;
  • Liens utiles: sportaide.ca


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