The weekend of February 25th was an action packed one as Quebec wrestlers competed both at home and abroad. Athletes from Concordia University went out west towards the University of Alberta while Quebec athletes converged on St-Cesaire for the Provincial Championships. For both events, Quebec athletes competed extremely well.
U Sport National Championships
The U Sport National Championships, held on Friday February 24th and Saturday February 25th, featured a full return to normal as athletes from all over the country came to compete. The event was not held in the previous year due to the pandemic and as a result, the return to the tournament was greatly anticipated.
Virginie Kaze-Gascon (56 kg), Laurence Beauregard (63 kg), Amanda Savard (67 kg) and Alexia Sherland (72kg) would make up the Women’s team while on the the Men’s side, Liam Menard (68 kg), Sam Garland (72 kg), Connor Church (76 kg), Alex Moore (90 kg), Jeremy Poirier (97 kg) and Angus Scott (125 kg) would represent the Maroon and Gold.
The final placement for our University athletes were as follows:
|Virginie Kaze-Gascon||56 kg||3-1||Bronze Medal|
|Laurence Beauregard||63 kg||4-0||Gold Medal, All Canadian|
|Amanda Savard||67 kg||3-1||Silver Medal, All Canadian|
|Alexia Sherland||72 kg||3-1||Silver Medal, All Canadian|
|Final Team Placement||6th|
Alexia Sherland with Coach David Zilberman and her father
|Liam Menard||68 kg||2-2||5th|
|Sam Garland||72 kg||2-2||5th|
|Connor Church||76 kg||4-0||Gold Medal, All Canadian|
|Alex Moore||90 kg||4-0||Gold Medal, All Canadian|
|Jeremy Poirier||100 kg||4-0||Gold Medal, All Canadian|
|Angus Scott||125 kg||0-4||8th|
In addition to this, Alex Moore was named as the Outstanding Wrestler for the Men’s competition! For those who are interested, you can catch all the matches on the CBC Youtube Channel. Congratulations to our Concordia Stingers for a strong competition!
The Quebec Provincial Championships
The Provincial Championships featured all the Quebec clubs coming to compete. The provincials are used to help select the athletes that will represent Quebec at the National Championships.
The event featured a set of athletes competing in the morning (Bantam, Tykes, Novice, U17 and Juniors) as well as another group competing in the afternoon (U19 and Seniors). The tournament was also the largest it has been in many years as over two hundred athletes were registered to compete. The results for the tournament were as follows:
|25 kg||33 kg|
|22 kg||26 kg||30 kg||42 kg||56 kg|
|30 kg||32 kg||37 kg||40 kg|
|42 kg||45 kg||61 kg||80 kg|
|30 kg||42 kg|
|Bantam Boys (U15)|
|34 kg||38 kg||41 kg||44 kg|
|52 kg||62 kg||67 kg|
|Bantam Girls (U15)|
|39-42 kg||50 kg||54-57 kg|
|62 kg||70 kg|
|Cadet Boys (U17)|
|45 kg||48 kg||51 kg||55 kg||60 kg|
|65 kg||80 kg||92 kg||110 kg||HWT|
|Cadet Girls (U17)|
|49 kg||61 kg||69 kg||73 kg||90 kg|
|Juvenile Men (U19)|
|51 kg||55 kg||60 kg||65 kg|
|71 kg||80 kg||92 kg||110 kg|
|Juvenile Women (U19)|
|61 kg||65 kg||69 kg||73 kg||90 kg|
|61 kg||70 kg||74 kg|
|79 kg||92 kg||120 kg|
|50 kg||59 kg|
|61 kg||65 kg||70 kg||74 kg||79 kg|
|86 kg||92 kg||97 kg||120 kg|
Congratulations to all the medal winners and participants at the Provincials!