March 2020 presented Québec Wrestling with its challenges due to Covid-19. However, this past month has also given Québec wrestlers both international wrestling experience, and opportunities to overcome new challenges. The FLOQ would like to begin by congratulating Jordan Steen for his accomplishment of qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games(now July 2021). The FLOQ wishes Mr. Steen all the best with his upcoming training and preparation for the Olympic Games.

Jordan Steen celebrates his victory over Luis Miguel Perez Sosa of the Dominican Republic; qualifying him for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Additionally, the FLOQ is happy to announce the launch of its new website. The FLOQ’s new website is now easier to navigate and features the most up-to-date information and media concerning Québec wrestling. The website also contains new information concerning coaching and officials. We invite all of our members to take the time to search its contents to find articles, upcoming tournament schedules, and club information. The new website can be found

The FLOQ also asks the coaches to review their club’s information. Please contact Noël Tremblay at if any information needs to be changed.



Mohawk Valley International

On March 7th & 8th 2020: Québec clubs took part in the Mohawk Valley International, held in New York State. This year, two Québec clubs attended the tournament: the Patriotes de St-Cesaire and Tritton Top Team. The Patriotes de St-Césaire brought seven athletes to compete in freestyle wrestling and finished 6th placed overall as a team. Tritton Top Team brought two wrestlers that competed in both Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling.

The coach of Tritton Top Team, Tony Ronci said the following about his athletes: “These boys are the youngest in their age divisions and really improving every time they step on the Mats! Excited to see the progression over the next few years!”

Tritton Top Team at the Mohawk Valley International

Congratulations to our Québec athletes for their strong performances in New York this weekend.

2020 Pan-American Championships.

From March 6th – 9th 2020 four Québec athletes competed at the 2020 Pan-American Championships. Three Québec athletes from the Montreal Wrestling Club/NTC (Scott Schiller 57kg, Vincent De Marinis 65kg, Guseyn Ruslazada 79kg) and one from the Tristar Wrestling Academy (Thomas Rahontsiiosta Barreiro GR 79kg) competed in the event. Two of the wrestlers from the Montreal Wrestling Club/NTC, Scott Schiller (57kg) & Guseyn Ruslazada (79kg), won silver medals. Both Guseyn and Scott’s results helped Canada to place as the second-best team for the tournament, behind the United States. Congratulations to our Québec athletes for their strong results!

Team Montreal Wrestling Club / NTC at the 2020 Pan-American Championships

2020 Pan-American Olympic Qualifiers

From March 13th – 15th four Québec athletes wrestled to secure their spots for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo at the 2020 Pan-American Olympic Qualifiers. The top two spots guaranteed a spot for the 2020 Olympic Game. John Yeats (77 kg) and Thomas Rahontsiiosta Barreiro (97 kg) from the Tristar Wrestling Academy competed in the Greco-Roman event. From the Montreal Wrestling Club: Linda Morais (57 kg) competed in Women’s Wrestling and Jordan Steen (97 kg) competed in Freestyle.

At the Greco-Roman qualifiers, Yeats (77kg) lost his first match against the United States and didn’t move on to the repechage. Thomas Rahontsiiosta Barreiro (97kg) wrestled in a round-robin. Barreiro lost his first match against Venezuela. In his next match, Barreiro lost 1-1 against Mexico. In his third match, Barreiro lost to the United States and didn’t move to the medal rounds.

In the Women’s Wrestling event, Linda Morais (57 kg) lost her first match to the United States. Morais defeated her next two opponents from Ecuador (10-0), and Brazil (10-0). In the semi-finals, Morais lost to Mexico. Morais then won the Bronze medal against Puerto-Rico by pin.

In the Freestyle competition, Jordie Steen (97 kg) lost his first match against Cuba. Steen won his next two matches against Mexico (11-0), and Venezuela (12-1).

In the semi-finals Steen won in an impressive fashion against the Dominican Republic (13-2), qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games. In the finals, Steen conceded on an injury forfeit, thereby taking home a Silver medal. Congratulations Jordie on your excellent tournament, and for qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games (now July 2021).

Jordan Steen attacking the leg against Luis Miguel Perez Sosa of the Dominican Republic

Best of luck to John, Thomas and Linda as they may have one more chance to qualify for the Olympics in the final qualifying tournament to be held later on in the year; originally scheduled for April 30th in Sofia Bulgaria, but now postponed to future date to be determined depending on the developments of Covid-19. For More information please consult

Olympic Games

On March 24th, 2020 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that due to Covid-19 and in order to ensure the safety of the athletes, coaches, volunteers, and public, the Olympic Games would be postponed until the summer of 2021.

On March 17th, 2020 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that all the athletes already qualified for 2020 would stay qualified for 2021. For more information please consult

On March 30th the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the 2020 Olympic Games will be celebrated from July 23rd to August 8th 2021. They also agreed on the new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated from August 24th until September 5th 2021. For more information please consult


Due to safety concerns surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Fédération de Lutte Olympique du Québec (FLOQ) has suspended all sanctioned events and activities. FLOQ Staff and Directors will continue to monitor the situation and inform our members as more information becomes available.

We also request that in the event of a positive rest for COVID-19 by any athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers, or their family members, their club be informed and notify the FLOQ Executive Director.

The FLOQ recommends following the World Health Organizations advice.

It is recommended that you continue to follow the measures below to reduce the general risk of transmission of acute respiratory infections:

  • Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections;
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment;
  • Avoid unprotected contact with farm or wild animals;
  • People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practise cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash their hands).
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

To access updates on the situation and health advice, go to the WHO website.

Sport’Aide – Covid-19

Signes et/ou symptômes – assistance :

Voici la ligne téléphonique privilégiée pour toute question :  1-877 644-4545

Respecter toutes les directives et consignes de la Santé publique et du Gouvernement du Québec.

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

  • Élargit son approche d’accompagnement aux jeunes sportifs, leurs parents, entraîneurs, officiels et administrateurs qui pourraient vivre de l’anxiété en lien avec la cessation de toutes les activités sportives ;
  • Adapte sa campagne de communications « grand public » (ex. La Presse de ce matin) ;
  • Lancera une campagne sur les médias sociaux et plateformes web.
  • Fournira aux fédérations/clubs dans les prochains jours un kit de communication réunissant tous ces visuels « Sport’Aide – COVID-19 »;
  • Publiera des blogues et des capsules vidéos (messages de personnalités publiques sportives :
  • 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 :

Ligne téléphonique et SMS: 1-833 211 AIDE (2433)


Junior/ Senior National Championships (March 27-29)


U17/U19 Canadian Championships (April3-5)


Jeux de Montréal (April 4)


World “Last Chance” Qualifier (April 30 – May 3)


Olympic Games (July 24 – August 9)

  • NEW DATE JULY 23 – AUGUST 8, 2021

Meeting for the Development of Québec Wrestling (Week of April 6-10)


Mohawk Valley International

Weight Name Placement Club
U17 – 117lbs Jacob Jutras 3 Patriotes de St-Césaire
U17 – 132lbs Nathan Rainville 2 Patriotes de St-Césaire
U17 – 145lbs Isaac Lacasse 3 Patriotes de St-Césaire
U17 – 152lbs Olivier Paré 3 Patriotes de St-Césaire
U19 – 160lbs Yann Heymug 1 Patriotes de St-Césaire
U17 – 195lbs Émile Forgues 2 Patriotes de St-Césaire
U19 – 195lbs Mathis Rainville 1 Patriotes de St-Césaire
U19 – 195lbs Xavier Lauzon 2 Tritton Top Team
GR -195lbs Xavier Lauzon 1 Tritton Top Team
U19 – 220lbs Nick Cross 2 Tritton Top Team
GR – 285lbs Nick Cross 1

Tritton Top Team


2020 Pan-American Championships

Weight Name Placement Club
FS 61kg Scott Schiller 2 Montreal Wrestling Club/NTC
FS 65kg Vincent De Marinis np Montreal Wrestling Club/NTC
FS 79kg Guseyn Ruslanzada 2 Montreal Wrestling Club/NTC
GR 97kg Thomas Rahontsiiosta Barreiro np

Tristar Wrestling Academy


2020 Pan-American Olympic Qualifier

Weight Name Placement Club
GR 77KG John Yeats np Tristar Wrestling Academy
GR 97KG Thomas Rahontsiiosta


np Tristar Wrestling Academy
FW 57kg Linda Morais 3rd Montreal Wrestling Club / NTC
FS 97kg Jordan Steen 2nd

Qualified for Olympic Games

Montreal Wrestling Club / NTC

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