Quebec athletes once again took part in the Matteo Pellicone Tournament and training camp held in Sassari City Sardinia from June 9-11. The tournament featured both Senior and Junior divisions in the Men’s and Women’s category. For the Junior’s, wrestling out of the Montreal Wrestling Club NTC, Logan Suh placed 4th at 65 kg while Ryder Church (65 kg) and Yann Heymug (74 kg) would take home Bronze Medals. Zaubrek Arsagov would win Silver at 86 kg while Connor Church would continue his impressive form, winning Gold at 79 kg. Overall, the Juniors would win 1st place as a team for the competition.
For the Senior’s, Quebec medalist would comprise of other wrestlers from the Montreal Wrestling Club NTC as Laurence Beauregard would win Bronze at 59 kg while Alexia Sherland (76 kg) would finish off with a Silver Medal. Jade Dufour (50 kg) would complete the results for the Senior Women, winning Gold at 50 kg. For the Senior Men, Sam Barmish (79 kg) would finish off in 4th place while Stone Lewis (70 kg) and Riley Otto (97 kg) would win Bronze. Capping off a strong tournament, Alex Moore would win Gold at 86 kg to help the Seniors to a 2nd place overall finish!
Quebec wrestlers after a hard training session
The subsequent training camp would prove to be equally as successful as our Quebec athletes were able to train with other athletes from around the world. Teams from The United States, Venezuela, Romania, Belgium (featuring a strong contingent of Russian immigrants), Ukraine, Malta, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Spain, Italy, with a wrestler competing under UWW Refugee Status from Iran were all in attendance. All in all, this proved to be a great experience for our athletes as they prepare for their upcoming continental and World Championships.