DAVID ZILBERMAN,
WRESTLER EXTRAORDINAIRE

During his years at Vanier College, David Zilberman became a dominating force on the national wrestling scene. Under the tutelage of his father Victor Zilberman, a teacher at Vanier and a former Olympic wrestling trainer, David went on to win many national and international level events. He was selected as our Male Athlete Of the Year for 2002.



LATEST UPDATE (March 10, 2004)

David was named Concordia University's male athlete-of-the-week for his performance at the Canadian Inter-university Sports Nationals held March 6-7 in St. Catherines Ont. He beat defending champion Mikhail Abdul-Latif of Simon Fraser University in the heavyweight final and was named the event's outstanding male rookie wrestler after posting a perfect 5-0 record.



ORIGINAL STORY (May 1, 2001)
DAVID ZILBERMAN WINS THIRD CONSECUTIVE NATIONAL TITLE
AT THIS YEAR'S CANADIAN JR. WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Vanier first year student David Zilberman accomplished the amazing feat of winning, for the third time in a row, first place at the Canadian Junior Wrestling Championships, held recently in London, Ontario. On top of all this, David was also selected by the attending coaches as the Outstanding Wrestler Of The Tournament. David will also compete for Canada at the Maccabiah Games in Israel this summer. David's proud father, Victor Zilberman, wrestling coach at Vanier College, also had a long and illustrious career in international and Olympic wrestling competitions. Congratulations from all of us at Vanier!



SUPPLEMENTAL STORY (October 18, 2001)

Social Science student David Zilberman had the unique honour of being named "Athlete Of The Week" by Global TV and the Montreal Gazette. You can read the story by clicking on this link. His award was in part due to his achievements which are listed in the story below. You may even view the short video segment which aired on Global TV on Wednesday, October 17, 2001. This one-minute video is 3.5MB in file size and requires the Quicktime plug-in installed on your computer. With thanks to Global TV, click here.


SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL STORY (April 19, 2002)

David capped off a year of one achievement after another with the honour of being named Vanier's Male Athlete of the Year at this year's Athletics Awards Banquet.
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THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL STORY (October 28, 2002)

David continued his string of successes by capturing gold in the men's 100-kilogram division at the Concordia Invitation wrestling meet on October 27, 2002.


FOURTH SUPPLEMENTAL STORY (March 10, 2004)

David was recently named Concordia University's male athlete-of-the-week for his performance at the Canadian Inter-university Sports Nationals held March 6-7 in St. Catherines Ont. He beat defending champion Mikhail Abdul-Latif of Simon Fraser University in the heavyweight final and was named the event's outstanding male rookie wrestler after posting a perfect 5-0 record.



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