Vanier students had outstanding performances at the Canadian Junior Wrestling Championships which were held in Fredericton, NB on the weekend of March 19-20. Three have qualified for Canada’s National Junior Team and are therefore scheduled to compete in the 2016 Junior World Championships which will be held this year in Macon, France from August 30 to September 4, 2016.

Besides winning a Gold Medal and qualifying for the Worlds, Alex Moore was Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament.

Here is the full list of Vanier wrestlers who won medals.

Men:
Guseyn Ruslanzada, Gold Medal 66 kg (qualified for Worlds)
Francis Carter, Bronze Medal 66 kg (recent graduate of Vanier in December, 2015)
Alex Moore, Gold Medal 74 kg (qualified for Worlds)
Sam Barmish, Silver Medal 82 kg
Frederick Choquette, Gold Medal 125 kg (qualified for Worlds)

Women:
Laurence Beauregard, Silver medal 55 kg (in Junior Championships)
Laurence Beauregard, Silver medal 55 kg (in Senior Championships the following day)

Full Junior tournament results: http://wrestling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2016_Junior_Results_v2.pdf
Full Senior tournament results: http://wrestling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2016_Senior_Results_v2.pdf

Photos from the tournament:
(You can click on any one for a larger version.)

Alex Moore wrestling
Alex Moore shows the form the won him his Gold Medal

Alex Moore on podium
Alex Moore receives his Tournament MVP plaque.

Guseyn Ruslanzada is named winner
Guseyn Ruslanzada is named winner after his Gold Medal match.

Guseyn Ruslanzada and Francis Carter on podium
Guseyn Ruslanzada (Gold) and Francis Carter (Bronze) on the podium.

Frederic Choquette wrestling
Frederic Choquette shows his Gold Medal-winning form.

Frederic Choquette on podium
Frederic Choquette accepts his Gold Medal.

Laurence Beauregard after winning
Laurence Beauregard is named winner of her match.

Laurence Beauregard on podium
Laurence Beauregard in second place. She also won Silver in the Senior Nationals.

Sam Barmish wrestling
Sam Barmish is seen competing.

Sam Barmish on the podium
Sam Barmish accepts his Silver Medal.

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Wrestling Alumni News:

Dorothy Yeats Team Canada profile photo
Congratulations once again to Vanier Wrestling alum extraordinaire Dororthy Yeats, who was recently featured in an article about her qualifying for this summer’s 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. See link: http://bit.ly/1ShFmU6 This time, she was the subject of an recent article in the Saint-Laurent News which has an interview with her plus a nice selection of photos. See link: http://bit.ly/1PBq9ez Good luck in Rio, Dori!

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