World Champion Wrestler

3-time World Champion and 8-time National Champion

Martine Dugrenier was already a rising star in the world of championship wrestling while she was studying at Vanier and being coached by Vanier teacher and renowned world-class coach Victor Zilberman. Martine has gone on to amass an impressive number of accolades and accomplishments, highlighted by her third straight Gold Medal at the 2010 World Wrestling Championships. She has won an amazing eight national championships and when she is not competing, she teaches in the Vanier College Physical Education Department. Her eighth (and latest) National Title was secured at the Canadian Wrestling Championships, held in Edmonton from March 24-27, 2011.





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By Denis Lafontaine
Wrestling News
Dugrenier Wins Her Third Straight World Title
at Senior World Wrestling Championships in Moscow
September 13, 2010

Vanier College Physical Education teacher and wrestling alum Martine Dugrenier (left) pulled off an amazing third straight world championship in her weight category (67 kg) at this year’s championships held in Moscow.Martine had previously won her second straight world title in the 2009 championshps held in Herning, Denmark and won the year before that at the 2008 World Championships held in Tokyo.Dugrenier took her 2010 championship gold medal after beating Elgiza Anarbekova from Kazakhstan in the finals. Congratulations to Martine and her long-time coach, Vanier teacher and world-class wrestling expert Victor Zilberman.You can see the final match with the 21 MB video linked below:

Martine’s Gold Medal Match at the 2010 World Championships

By Denis Lafontaine
Wrestling News
Martine Dugrenier Repeats as World Champion!
September 25, 2009

Congratulations go to Vanier wrestling alum Martine Dugrenier who won a second consecutive World Championship in her 67kg weight division.

The Gold Medal match was won over Russia’s Julia Bartnovskaia on September 25th at the 2009 Worlds held in Herning, Denmark.

After the disappointment of failing to win a medal at the 2008 Olympics, Martine rebounded by winning her first world title at last year’s Worlds.

Way to go, Martine!!

By Denis Lafontaine
Wrestling News
Martine Dugrenier Wins at 2008 World Championships
October 11, 2008

In a stunning about face of fortunes after an extremely disappointing turn of events at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Vanier Alumna wrestler Martine Dugrenier finally claimed her due prize, snagging the World Championship at this year’s competition held in Tokyo, Japan.

Martine had previously been a three-time silver medallist at the World’s and to finally win the big prize must have been a thrill of a lifetime.

Congratulations go to Martine and also to her coach Victor Zilberman for this culmination to all of their hard work. Victor can be seen at left hugging Martine just after her amazing win.

By Denis Lafontaine
Wrestling News
Dugrenier strikes gold after shutout in Beijing,
By Randy Starkman, Toronto Star, October 16, 2008

The prospect of competing in a world championship right after an Olympics is a daunting one, but the disappointment of Beijing made it appealing to Canadian wrestler Martine Dugrenier.

Martine Dugrenier
She didn’t waste the opportunity, either.

Dugrenier, of Montreal, won gold in the 67-kilogram class at the world championships which concluded in Tokyo on Monday. Dugrenier, a three-time world silver medallist entering Beijing, finished fifth at the Olympics after losing her final two matches in the dying seconds in the 63-kilogram class.

She had the option of skipping the worlds, but elected to go. Dugrenier felt she had something more to give.

“It was tough because people were so proud of my performance, but inside of me I knew I could do a little better,” she said. “I think what happened was I got another experience at the Olympics and that experience helped me out at this world championships. I was ready. I analyzed and looked over some of the mistakes and felt confident going to the worlds.”

You can read a story from the Toronto Star below, followed by many more related media links.


Martine Dugrenier’s Gold Medal Match at 2009 Worlds

Martine Dugrenier (top) pressures Russia’s Julia Bartnovskaia during their women’s
67 kg free style final at the World Wrestling Championships in Herning, Denmark.

Martine reacts after being declared the winner.

Martine proudly displays her Gold Medal

Martine Dugrenier’s Gold Medal Match at 2008 Worlds


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