Julien Choquette wins an Academic and Athletic Support bursary from the George St-Pierre Foundation
Julien Choquette / Olympic Wrestling
Academic and Athletic Support
4th at the 2016 Canadian Cadet Championship
2nd at the 2016 National Team Selection
Studies social sciences and mathematics at Vanier College
Julien stands out not only for his self-control, but also for the explosivity of his movements. He is working on developing the diversity of his attacks especially deploying the legs. He also hopes to become the next Canadian Champion and this summer to qualify for the Canada Games this summer. Later on, Julien is looking forward to combining his passion for sport and for teaching, by being a physical education teacher.
The Georges St-Pierre Foundation Awards Bursaries
Within the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence
Montreal, January 19th 2017 — The Georges St-Pierre Foundation has donated $14,000 in bursaries for the fourth year of this sponsorship program, acknowledging seven young and 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.
This year, 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 taken to balance school and sport – a common challenge faced by young high-performance athletes.
“Excelling in a high-performance sport while continuing to study in school is a challenge I myself faced when I was young, and I am incredibly proud of these young student-athletes who we are supporting again this year with the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence. Their genuine success both in sport and in the classroom is the fruit of their immense effort, and they are already role models for other young people,” expressed a proud Mr. Georges St-Pierre.
Mr. Claude Chagnon, President of the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence, added: “Student-athletes sponsored by the GSP Foundation are quite impressed and thrilled to receive a bursary from Mr. Georges St-Pierre himself! The event is a great success and a springboard to further successes and motivation for them. Mr. St-Pierre has become an important figure and role model for high-level sport in Quebec – and this, thanks to his demonstrated work ethic, positive attitude when faced with adversity, his straightforwardness, and global notoriety. Clearly, he is a huge source of inspiration to many, including the student-athletes he supports.”