Ontario Junior and Youth Boxers Bring Home 13 Gold Medals

Please release for circulation, today as soon as possible. __________________________________   March 3, 2009

For Immediate Release:

MEDIA ADVISORY

The Junior and Youth National Championships took place this past weekend in Edmonton, AB. Athletes from all over Canada were vying for coveted gold hardware and title National Champion.

Team Ontario put forth amazing effort and hard work, which showed by the end of the championships. The Ontario team has returned home with a total of an astounding 13 Gold medals, 9 Silver and 13 Bronze. Team Ontario placed first in the medal ranking.

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Ontario

13

9

11

33

Quebec

3

6

10

19

Nova Scotia

3

1

8

12

Alberta

2

4

4

10

British Columbia

3

1

2

6

Manitoba

3

0

2

5

Saskatchewan

1

1

2

4

New Brunswick

1

2

0

3

Newfoundland

0

1

1

2

The Senior National Team Final Team Selection (FTS) also took place during this event. Spots on the coveted Canadian National Team were up for grabs. Athletes on the National team will take part in international competition.

The 2009 Senior Male National Team is comprised of 11 athletes of whom 3 are from Ontario. New on the team from Ontario is Steve Rolls of the Bigtyme Boxing Club. Steve is trained by Dewith Fraser. Toronto’s Ibrahim Kamal and Orangeville’s Steve Franjic are returning National team members.

48kg

Jonathan Quinit-MB

51kg

Francois Pratte-QC

54kg

Joey Laviolette-NS

57kg

David Gauthier-QC

60kg

Ibrahim Kamal-ON

64kg

Brandt Butt-MB

69kg

Michel Zewski-QC

75kg

Steve Rolls-ON

81kg

Steve Franjic-ON

91kg

Sylvera Louis-QC

91+kg

Didier Bence-QC

The 2009 Female National team is once again, for the second year in a row dominated by Ontario females. This team is surely a natural precursor to what could be the first women’s amateur boxing team headed to the 2012 Olympics. Out of the 10 spots 6 belong to Ontario Women all of whom are returning members except one, Amanda Galle of Mississauga’s All Canadian Boxing Club, she joins this list of top ranked women on her first journey to compete for Canada on an international level.

46kg

Melanie Grenon-QC

48kg

Jacqui Park-ON

51kg

Mandy Bujold-ON

54kg

Vicky Pellietier-QC

57kg

Amanda Galle-ON

60kg

Sandra Bizier-QC

64kg

Mary Spencer-ON

75kg

Susan Haas-AB

80kg

Melinda Watpool-ON

80+kg

Aimee Willimot-ON

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