The 25th Copa Sparta was held San Juan Puerto Rico on October the 7th and 8th. Due to lockdowns, travel restrictions and elemental problems due to hurricanes, the tournament was small in numbers but high in quality. Despite being away for a period of time, the tournament proceeded with great efficiency and enthusiasm.

Members of Team Quebec pose for a photo

The tournament was held at the University of San Juan

Athletes from all over came to compete, with Quebec sending a strong group of athletes to compete as Montreal Wrestling Club NTC, les Patriotes de St-Cesaire and Triton Performance Wrestling Club all had representatives.

The first day saw Cadet and Senior Women compete along with the Junior and Senior Males. The results for Quebec were as follows:

Cadet Women 65 kg

Rose Lacoste (Patriotes de St-Cesaire) Gold Medal

Giulian Iannuzzi (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Bronze Medal

Senior Women 68 kg

Alexia Sherland (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Gold Medal

Cadet Girls 65 kg

Alexia Sherland looks to throw

Junior Boys 61 kg

Logan Suh (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Silver Medal

Junior Boys 70 kg

Liam Menard (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) 4th place

Junior Boys 74 kg

Stone Lewis (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Gold Medal

Junior Boys 80 kg

Connor Church (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Gold Medal

Logan Suh with the win

Liam Menard takes a cradle

Stone Lewis is poised and ready

Senior Men 65 kg 

Aidan Saccari (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Gold Medal

Senior Men 92 kg

Jeremy Poirier (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Gold Medal

Xavier Lauzon (Triton Performance Wrestling Club) 4th place

Aidan Saccari with the takedown

Xavier Lauzon with the leg attack

Jeremy Poirier with the front headlock

In addition to this, Rose Lacoste was named as the Outstanding Female Wrestler for the tournament as she went 4-0!

Rose Lacoste: MVP!

The second day of completion saw the younger age groups take to the mat. Quebec’s only representative was Cruz Lewis, who competed at the 65 kg, Cadet Boys division.

Cadet Boys 74 kg

Cruz Lewis (Montreal Wrestling Club NTC) Silver Medal

Cruz Lewis goes for the pin

Congratulations to all our international wrestlers who competed at the competition. For many of the athletes, this was their first international competition and they performed quite well. All in all, a good start to a new wrestling season.

Mat 1

Mat 2