This past weekend, Quebec clubs took part in the Mohawk Valley International, held in New York State. Run for many years by Coach Mc Gee and the Mohawk Valley Wrestling Club, the tournament is a mainstay on the schedule for Quebec clubs as a good tune-up tournament for the Canadian National Championships. It is also one of the first freestyle tournaments for the year in the state of New York.

This year, the tournament was attended by two Quebec Clubs as the Patriotes de St-Cesaire and Triton Top Team made their way to the United States.

From the Patriotes de St-Cesaire, Mathis Rainville (U19 195 lbs), Yann Heymug (U19 160 lbs) and Nathan Rainville (U17 132 lbs) won Gold while Émile Forgues was second in the U17 195 lbs category. Finally, Olivier Paré (U17 152 lbs), Isaac Lacasse (U17 145 lbs) and Jacob Jutras (U17 117 lbs) all won Bronze medals. Their results helped the Patriotes de St-Cesaire to finish 6th overall as a team in a stacked tournament.

The Patriotes de St-Cesaire with their Mugs-Ribbons (A staple of the Mohawk Valley International Tournment)

From the Trition Top Team, athletes competed in both the Greco-Roman and Freestyle with some strong results. In the U19 Boys division, Xavier Lauzon (195 lbs) and Nick Cross (285 lbs) both took home Gold medals. The following day in the Freestyle event, Xavier Lauzon (U19 195 lbs) and Nick Cross (U19 220 lbs) once again finished with the same results, taking Silver medals in the tournament.

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