Vanier College is pleased to announce that Olympic wrestler Julien Choquette was recently awarded a $2000 scholarship from the Georges St-Pierre Foundation in collaboration with the Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec (Québec foundation for athletic excellence, or FAEQ). This year, the Foundation donated $14,000 in bursaries to seven promising student-athletes competing in sports that helped Georges St-Pierre hone his own skills – namely boxing, fencing, judo, karate, Olympic wrestling, taekwondo, and artistic gymnastics.
Four of the seven recipients received an Academic Excellence Bursary, highlighting their outstanding grades in school, and three others received an Academic and Athletic Support Bursary, encouraging them to continue positive measures to balance school and sport – a common challenge faced by young high-performance athletes.
Julien Choquette who practices Olympic Wrestling and is studying Social Science and Mathematics at Vanier College, was awarded a $2,000 bursary in the Academic and Athletic Support category. As a wrestler, Julien came 4th at the 2016 Canadian Cadet Championships and 2nd at the 2016 National Team Selection. He stands out not only for his self-control, but also for the explosive energy of his movements. He is working on developing the diversity of his attacks especially the use of his legs. Julien hopes to become the next Canadian Champion and to qualify for the Canada Games next summer. Later on, Julien is looking forward to combining his passion for sport and for teaching, by being a physical education teacher.
Congratulations to Julien Choquette.