2017 Canadian Championships

Recap on the massive success of the 2017 Canadian Championships

The 2017 Canadian Championships were without a doubt a massive success! It was the second edition regrouping the Junior, Youth and Elite categories under the same roof and a grand total of 219 boxers from coast to coast took part in the competition for a chance to claim the national title in their respective category.

“This year’s Canadian Championships will be remembered as one of the best in the past 25 years. The local organization [Benoit Martel and Carl Poirier from Club EnergyBox] did a fabulous job of ensuring all participants enjoyed their experience.” said Pat Fiacco, Boxing Canada’s president. “As far as the competition itself, it was very clear that the quality of boxing in Canada has improved tremendously and that there is talent from coast to coast. We saw medalists from each province present at the competition. We must give credit to all the coaches across Canada for spending time with these athletes in the gym preparing them for these championships. Boxing in Canada is in great shape!”

Indeed, the Canadian Championships are growing every year and the tournament is starting to have a festival allure with all the seminars, workshops and ceremonies as part of the event. With all the exceptional talent present, the 2017 edition gathered a lot of media coverage and visibility across the country, which is great for the exposure and growth of our sport!

Also, another addition to this year’s edition was the opening ceremony where each provincial delegation marched in the competition area showing their colors.

  • For all pictures from the competition, click HERE
  • For all information regarding the competition (draw, results, schedule, etc), click HERE

Also, a big thank you to STING Canada, our Official Supplier of Equipment, for providing us with top-quality boxing gloves and headgear throughout the 2017 Canadian Championships !!


NEW NATIONAL TEAM COMPOSITION

After five intense days of competition, the Youth and Elite National Team’s composition was confirmed. (Click HERE to view the list of medalists)

One of the interesting aspects ahead of this year’s championship was that some weight divisions had two National Team representatives fighting for a unique spot on the team. This was due to the Olympic qualification process which prevented the Olympic National Team from competition at the 2016 Canadian Championships and where new champions were crowned.

“I’m very happy with the composition of the National Team. We have a few new faces amongst the team who are highly motivated to prove themselves.” mentions Daniel Trépanier, Boxing Canada’s High Performance Director. “It is exciting to see that we have depth within the National Team pool at the start of a new Olympic quadrennial.”

The next step for the National Team boxers will be to conduct physical and medical testing to evaluate their conditions ahead of the Continental Championships taking place June 8-19 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. These championships are now a mandatory qualification event to be participate in the 2017 Men’s World Championships to be hosted in Hamburg, Germany from August 25th until September 3rd. The Canadian delegation travelling to Honduras will be announced shortly.

As for the Youth National Team, the results of the physical testing will determine the composition of the team for the Youth Commonwealth Games taking place July 16-23rd in Nassau, Bahamas.

Another achievement worth mentioning is Mandy Bujold: she claimed her 11th Canadian Title during these championships, which establishes a new record in Amateur boxing in Canada ! Congrats Mandy!


AIBA 1-STAR R&J SEMINAR

Throughout the championships, Boxing Canada also took the opportunity to conduct an AIBA 1-star referee and judge’s certification course. This is the first step to increase the number of Canadian representatives during international competitions.

“Andrew Caufield (Scotland) and Doug Emery (USA) were the two AIBA instructors who oversaw the course and evaluated our Canadian officials throughout the competition. This is a great opportunity for our officials to either refresh their AIBA 1-star certification or upgrade to the next level of officiating in boxing and get them one step closer to being internationally certified.” said Pat Fiacco.

 


HIGH PERFORMANCE & MEDICAL SEMINARS

The Canadian Championships are a great opportunity to educate and inform our members. Various workshops and seminars were offered every day offering additional resources on a variety of topics, such as High Performance, sport psychology and medical advancements.


BOXERS OF THE TOURNAMENT & ANNUAL AWARD CEREMONY 

Given their great performances throughout #CANbox17, here are the boxers who were awarded the trophies for Best Boxers of the Competition:

  • Best Female Youth boxer: Ashley Rouble (BC)
  • Best Male Youth boxer: Hunter Lee (ON)
  • Best Female Elite boxer: Sara Haghighat-Joo (ON)
  • Best Male Elite boxer: Joshua Frazer (ON)

 

Also, at the close of the 2017 Canadian Championships, Boxing Canada took the opportunity to host its Annual Award Ceremony.

Here are the 2016 award recipients who were celebrated:

2016 Female Boxer of the year: Mandy Bujold

 

2016 Male Boxer of the year: Arthur Biyarslanov

 

2016 Ron Whalley Memorial Award (Official of the year): Jennifer Huggins

It was also during this ceremony that Yvon Michel officially became a member of Boxing Canada’s Hall of Fame. His induction came as no surprise given his active involvement as a National Team coach and Executive Director of the Fédération Québécoise de Boxe Olympique (FQBO) as well as his tremendous contribution to boxing in Canada as a professional promoter.

Yvon Michel

 

 

 

2017 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

JUNIOR | YOUTH | ELITE

MEN & WOMEN

 

For the second time in the history of the Canadian Championship, 2017 will once again regroup the Junior, Youth and Elite categories under the same roof. The draw, schedule, results and much more will be posted on this page throughout the competition. 

 

LIST OF MEDALISTS

 

SCHEDULE & RESULT

 

OFFICIAL DRAW

DRAW SHEETS- JUNIOR

MEN WOMEN
46 KG
48 KG 
50 KG
52 KG
54 KG
57 KG
63 KG
66 KG
70 KG
75 KG
48 KG
52 KG
63 KG

DRAW SHEETS – YOUTH

MEN WOMEN
52 KG
56 KG
60 KG
64 KG
69 KG
75 KG
81 KG
+ 91 KG
51 KG
54 KG
57  KG
60 KG
64 KG
75 KG

DRAW SHEETS – ELITE

MEN WOMEN
52 KG
56 KG
60 KG
64 KG
69 KG
75 KG
81 KG
91 KG
+ 91 KG
48 KG
51 KG
54 KG
57  KG
60 KG
64 KG
69  KG
75 KG
81 KG
+81 KG

 

 

The organisation of the 2017 Canadian Championship is once again entrusted to Club EnergyBox

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Quebec City to host the 2017 Boxing Canadian Championships from April 24th – 30th

Following the success of the 2016 edition, Boxing Canada is proud to announce that the 2017 Canadian Championships will once again regroup the Junior, Youth and Elite categories under the same roof. The organization of this major competition is once again entrusted to Club EnergyBox. At the beginning of the new Olympic cycle, the best boxers across the country will face each other during a week-long competition hoping to remain or become national champion in their respective categories.

 

The competition will take place April 24 – 30, 2017 at the Hilton Quebec Hotel, located at 1100, boulevard René-Lévesque Est, Quebec City QC G1R 2P3. The championship for the Junior division will be held in the form of a round-robin tournament while the Youth and Elite division will showcase a single-elimination tournament. Each province and territory will have the opportunity to register up to two male and two female boxers per weight division and age group.

 

The 2016 edition of the championships regrouped more than 230 boxers on two rings during five days of competition. ” Quebec City will be the ideal city to host this major event and we are thrilled to welcome, once again, the best boxers from across Canada.” said organizers Benoit Martel and Carl Poirier. 

 

More information will be available shortly. You can visit the EVENT WEB PAGE where all the documents will be uploaded.

 

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