2019 – 2020 Elite National Team Pool

Anne Marcotte
48 Kg
Mandy Bujold
51 Kg
Audrey Bernier
51 kg
Camille Goyer
54 kg
Caroline Veyre
57 kg
Sabrina Aubin
57 Kg
Irene Fiolek
60 kg
Kaitlyn Clark
64 kg
Myriam Da Silva
69 kg
Tammara Thibeault
75 kg
Natali Fagan
75 Kg
Melinda Watpool
81 kg
Claudia Marisol
81+ kg
Justin Parina
52 kg
Phillip Matombo
52 kg
Eric Basran
56 kg (OLY: 57 kg)
Jonathan Bourget
57 kg
Spencer Wilcox
60 kg
Thomas Blumenfeld
64 kg (OLY: 63 kg)
Luis Santana
60 kg (OLY: 63 kg)
Wyatt Sanford
69 kg
Junior Petanqui
69 kg
Jaquan Carty
75 kg
Nickenson Denis
75 Kg
John Michael Bianco
81 kg
Satwinder Thind
91 kg
Christophe Bernier
91+ kg

48 Kg

Anne Marcotte

Club: Sherbrooke Boxing Club
Coach: Jean Gauthier
Date of birth: September 6th, 1990
Birthplace: Rouyn, Noranda
Hometown: Sherbrooke, Quebec
Height: 165cm (5’4″)
Weight category : 48kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2019 CANADIAN QUALIFICATION | 2nd PLACE (51 kg)
2019 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS | GOLD
2019 GOLDEN GIRLS | SILVER
2018  CANADIAN CHAMPION | GOLD
2017 GOLDEN GLOVES | GOLD
2017 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP | SILVER

BIOGRAPHY

Anne began to practice boxing quite late, at the age of 23. At first, she trained as a recreational hobby but she was encouraged by her coach to start competing and quickly joined the competition team. After a few months of training, Anne had her first fight on March 1st, 2014 and immediately had the itch to pursue a boxing career. Her favorite aspects of the sport are technique and boxing tactics. She likes the idea of hitting her opponent without getting hit in return. Anne appreciates that boxing is a very demanding sport, where you can always go beyond its limits.

 

In the short term, Marcotte wishes to compete in the World Boxing Championship. She has the aspiration to give back to the sport, by perhaps becoming a trainer and at the very least, she wants to have the opportunity to pass on her passion to young girls.

 

Apart from her boxing career, Anne received a bachelor’s degree in Literary and cultural studies at the University of Sherbrooke. She is in the process of completing a master’s degree in French studies at the University of Sherbrooke, respectively.

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : American Horror Story, Dans Une Galaxie près de chez-vous
FAVORITE MUSIC : Alternative Rock
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Brown rice with mushrooms and tuna
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Mountain biking, skiing, and kayaking
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Africa
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Work in cultural arts or education. Travel around the world. 

 

 

51 Kg

Mandy Bujold

Club: Destiny Boxing
Coach: Syd Vanderpool
Date of birth: July 25th, 1987
Birthplace: Cobourg, Ontario
Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario
Height: 160cm (5’2″)
Weight category : 51 kg
Stance: Orthodox

NOTABLE RESULTS

2020 BOCSKAI MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT | BRONZE
2019 CANADIAN QUALIFICATION WINNER
2019 INTERNATIONAL BALKAN TOURNAMENT | SILVER
2017 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | SILVER
2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES | TOP 5
2016 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | GOLD
2015 & 2011 PAN AM GAMES | GOLD
2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES | BRONZE

BIOGRAPHY

Mandy Bujold’s interest towards boxing started when she lived in Moncton. Her parents bought a punching bag and two sets of boxing gloves in the hopes that her brothers would hit the bag instead of each other, but Mandy decided to give it a try out of curiosity and rapidly began to enjoy boxing. When her family later moved to Kitchener, Ontario, she followed her brothers’ footsteps and joined the local boxing club as a way to get in shape. Boxing quickly became her passion!

 

Her Olympic dream began after she won her junior national title in 2006. That result gave her the drive to be the best and make the national team. One year later, she was the Elite national champion and also won the American Continental Championships, her first of three victories at the event. Mandy made her debut at the AIBA’s Women World Championships in 2008 and has competed at each edition of the global competition since, recording her best result in 2014 when she finished in the top eight after a quarterfinal loss to eventual silver medalist Lisa Whiteside of England.

 

Mandy’s career highlight is winning Gold at the 2011 Pan American Games, the first time women’s boxing was included in the multi-sport competition. She also earned another multi-sport medal in 2014 when she won Bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Now a nine-time national champion, Mandy successfully defended her Pan American title in Toronto in 2015, defeating American world #1 Marlen Esparza in final. Mandy went to earn her Olympic berth with a gold medal at the American Continental Qualifier that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in March 2016. At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Mandy finished Top 5 after a loss incurred in quarterfinals.

 

Beyond her career as an athlete, Mandy has been recognized by Waterloo Region as a Woman of Influence and named KW Citizen of the Year for her outstanding contribution to the community. In 2018, Mandy brought her passion for the community and boxing together as she founded a white collar charity boxing event called Champions for Charity. She is also a new mom to Kate Olympia (“KO”).

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Bujold
FAVORITE MOTTO : ”If you can see it, you can create it. If you can feel it, you can perform it. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.”
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Mindy Project and Girlfight
FAVORITE MUSIC : RnB
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Oatmeal and rice crackers with peanut butter
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Running and hiking
PLACE TO VISIT: French Polynesia
FUN FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HER: She boxed in the very first fight to ever take place at a major Games at the 2011 Pan Am Games.
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Live a passionate and well-balanced life

 

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51 kg

Audrey Bernier

Club: Red Deer Boxing Club
Coach: Brian Samuel
Date of birth: August 16, 1990
Birthplace: Sept-Iles, Quebec
Hometown : Rimbey, Alberta
Height: 158 cm (5’2″)
Weight division: 51 kg
Stance: Orthodox

NOTABLES RESULTS

2019 CANADIAN CHAMPION | GOLD
2016 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP | BRONZE

 


BIOGRAPHY

Audrey Bernier began boxing at the age of 14 after practicing taekwondo for 15 years. She needed a new challenge and boxing was very accessible. At first, she did not even want to spar but she quickly got addicted to it and had her first bout only three months after.
She always loved the science behind a fight and boxing is a sport in which you never stop learning. It is a limitless challenge where you continuously get better and become a better version of yourself.
Beside her career as an athlete, she started a certificate in criminology while working full-time and training. She had to stop boxing for a period of almost one year for a career change that brought her to Alberta. In the next 5 years, Audrey wishes to still be active in the sport. Being still able to box and compete would already be a big win for her!

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE TV SHOWS : “Lucifer”
FAVORITE MUSIC : Lindsey Sterling
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Chicken with either rice or sweet potato
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Skydiving
PLACE TO VISIT IN HIS LIFE : Peru

 

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54 kg

Camille Goyer

 

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57 kg

Caroline Veyre

Club: INS Québec (National Training Centre)
Date of birth: October 4th, 1988
Birthplace: Paris, France
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 167cm (5’5″)
Weight category: 57 kg

NOTABLES RESULTS

2019 CANADIAN QUALIFICATION WINNER
2019 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS | GOLD
AIBA WORLD RANKING (60 kg): #6
2019 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S BOXING TOURNAMENT “BALKAN” | SILVER
2019 GOLDEN GIRLS | GOLD BEST ELITE BOXER & BEST TECHNICAL BOXER AWARDS
2018 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS | TOP 8
2018 SILESIAN WOMEN’S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP | BRONZE
2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES TEAM MEMBER
2017 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS | SILVER
2015 PAN AM GAMES | GOLD
2014 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS |BRONZE
2013 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS BRONZE

BIOGRAPHY

Originally from Paris, Caroline Veyre immigrated to Canada in 2003 after visiting the country a few years earlier as her mother came to Montreal for cancer treatment. She first started boxing when she was 18 years old. Throughout her teenage years, boxing allowed her to grow as a person and gain confidence as she had difficulties to express herself at the time. According to her, sports enables you to develop great qualities that you can apply to all aspects of your life, such as discipline, sense of organization, determination, confidence, perseverance and optimism in order to tackle life and forge ahead! 

 

During her very first Canadian championships in 2009, Caroline earned the bronze medal and grabbed the silver medal at 2012 edition of the same championships. In 2013-2014, she won the National title for two consecutive years. During the same year, she also participated in her first Continental Championships where she claimed the bronze medal and also repeated her performance the following year. One of her career highlight occurred when she grabbed the gold medal during the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.

 

Beside her career as an athlete, Caroline also obtained her bachelor degree in translation. She plans to continue boxing for a few more years. Her dream is to participate in the Olympic Games and earn a medal. In the next few years, she would like to open her own boxing gym and become a coach.

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE MOTTO :  ”It is difficult to beat someone that never quits.”
FAVORITE TV SHOW : Friends
FAMILY : She has a twin sister
FAVORITE MUSIC : Latin music
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Chicken pasta
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Playing pool and poker
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Brazil
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Be an Olympian champion

 

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57 Kg

Sabrina Aubin

Club: Boxemontréal.com
Coach: Danielle Bouchard
Date of birth: October 19th, 1984
Birthplace: St-Jean, QC
Hometown: St-Jean, QC
Height: 168cm (5’6″)
Weight category: 57 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS 

2019 CANADIAN QUALIFICATION | 2nd PLACE
AIBA WORLD RANKING: # 20
2019 PAN AM GAMES | TOP 8
2019 PAN AM GAMES QUALIFIERS | BRONZE
2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES | BRONZE
2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2015 CANADIAN OLYMPIC QUALIFIER (60 Kg)  | 2nd place
2014 CEINTURE MONTANA (FRANCE) | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

Sabrina Aubin made her boxing debut at the age of 21 after seeing the movie “Million Dollar Baby”. At the time, Sabrina had been playing basketball for nine years, but a knee injury prevented her from pursuing the sport further. She then decided to set a new sport objective and the movie made her want to try boxing, a sport where her knee would not be a problem. She first started out as a recreational member, but rapidly transition toward competition. The technique, the strategy (similar to a chess game) as well as the challenge that boxing represents are her favorite aspect of the sport.

 

Beyond her boxing accomplishments, Sabrina also obtained her Bachelor degree in Kinesiology at UQAM. In the future, she wishes to continue practicing boxing for fun, be a coach and spread her passion for her sport.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME : Sab
FAVORITE MUSIC : Varied
FAVORITE MOVIES :  Lord of the ring, Marvel movies
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Meat with rice and vegetables
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Weight training and eating
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Everywhere I’ve never been!
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Continue what I’m doing (Kinesiology), acquire a “pied à terre” in the United States and travel

 

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60 kg

Irene Fiolek

Club: INS Québec (National Training Centre)
Date of birth: October 12th, 1990
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 169cm (5’5″)
Weight category: 60 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2019 CANADIAN QUALIFICATION WINNER
2019 PAN AM GAMES | TOP 8
2019 PAN AM GAMES QUALIFIERS | BRONZE
2019 COPA INDEPENDENCIA | GOLD
2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION | GOLD
2018 DÉFI DES CHAMPIONS | GOLD
2017 GANTS DORÉS (QC) | GOLD

BIOGRAPHY

At 15 years old, Irene joined a boxing class in her local fitness center with a few friends from school. This is when and where she discovered her true passion. For three years, she only practiced boxing as a recreational hobby and in 2007, she had her first boxing bout at the chicken festival in Montmagny.

 

Irene was enrolled in many sports growing up. Those included athletics, judo, swimming, tennis and taekwondo. She only got attracted to boxing once she joined the boxing class at her local gym with her friends. As the classes went on, Irene and her friends were competitive with each other. Every time one would show progress, everyone else had to catch up. This was very motivating for her.

 

Irene has a good understanding of sports and how the human body operates. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2015.

 

The 2018 Canadian Champion is looking to participate in the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo. Afterward, she wants to make the switch to a professional boxer.

FUN FACTS

FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Homeland, Jackie Brown, TAXI 
FAVORITE MUSIC : All genres 
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Eggs in the morning
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Watching movies, cooking
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : A beautiful place to surf, Thailand

 

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64 kg

Kaitlyn Clark

Club: Bluewater boxing
Coach: Chuck Evans &  Tom Hennessey
Date of birth: September 6, 1992
Birthplace: Oakville, Ontario
Hometown: Sarnia, Ontario
Height: 172.5 cm (5’8″)
Weight division: 64 kg
Stance: Orthodox

NOTABLES RESULTS

2019 CANADIAN CHAMPION | GOLD
2018 GOLDEN GIRL TOURNAMENT (SWEDEN) | BRONZE
2013 & 2015 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS | SILVER

BIOGRAPHY

Kaitlyn Clark began boxing at 18 at Sharky’s Boxing in Sarnia, Ontario. As a child, she danced both Tap and Jazz and was always interested in ballroom dance so she watched the TV show “Dancing with the Stars”. In 2007, Laila Ali (professional boxer and daughter of Muhammad Ali) was a contestant on the show. She was captivated by her confidence, along with her poise, athletic body and her elegance on the dance floor. She quickly researched boxing and decided she too was going to be a boxer. Being only 15 years old, her parents said no and she had to wait until she was 18 to begin training.  Her aspiration for the sport had never left so when she signed up at a local gym and began her pursuit to the top!
She loves that boxing tests you both physically and mentally, and it pushes you past your perceived limits while also allowing you to experience self-growth that is unparalleled in any other sport.
In 5 years, she seems herself becoming a gold medalist at the AIBA World Championships; she will accomplish this goal by gaining valuable international experience over the next few years in order to get to the upper echelon of amateur boxers and reach the top of the world podium by 2024. Once she has accomplished her goals as an athlete, she hopes to use her boxing experience coupled with her reality of being one of the only boxer in the world with Rheumatoid Arthritis, to become an advocate for athletes with autoimmune diseases and do public speaking to inspire others to chase their dreams. She also wishes to remain involved in the sport as an official.
Beside boxing, Kaitlyn has a Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration in Finance and a Minor in French Linguistics from Carleton University. She attended University from June 2011 and graduated in 2016 while training as a boxer.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Katie, Clarkie, KC
FAVORITE TV SHOWS : Boy meets world, Dawson’s Creek
FAVORITE MUSIC : All things 90’s pop, Latin, Country
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Oat with a banana, peanut butter, berries and a little bit of yogurt
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Basketball, camping, boating, hiking
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : South Africa so she can see the jungle cats and tour with my friend and ex-Canadian National Team boxer McKenzie Wright
FUN FACT ABOUT KAITLYN: She runs a successful tutoring business (Math and English) and she also referees basketball under Basketball Canada
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Become an Amateur Boxing World Champion, become a NCAA Division 1 basketball referee, and positively impact as many people as possible

 

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69 kg

Myriam Da Silva

Club: INS Quebec (National Training Centre)
Date of birth: April 15, 1984
Birthplace: Chambly, Quebec
Hometown: Chambly, Quebec
Height: 178cm (5’8″)
Weight category :69 kg

NOTABLE RESULTS

2019 CANADIAN QUALIFICATION WINNER
AIBA WORLD RANKING: #7
2019 PAN AM GAMES | SILVER
2019 PAN AM GAMES QUALIFIERS | TOP 8
2018 AIBA WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS | TOP 8
2018 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP | GOLD
2016 BALKAN TOURNAMENT | BRONZE
2014 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP GUADALAJARA, MEXICO | SILVER

BIOGRAPHY

Myriam Da Silva started her athletic career in soccer. She was 10 years old when she signed up for soccer practice and by age 12, she was an elite player. She played soccer for a decade and had intentions of making the national Olympic team. Unfortunately, this was not possible due to some injuries. She wanted to change sports and signed up for a cardio-boxing class in her university. She immediately grew a liking for it, because it demanded a high level of concentration. Randomly, a boxing trainer walked into the store where she was working at the time to shop and asked her if she ever considered trying competitive boxing. At first, Myriam was hesitant. After two weeks of contemplating, she signed up at a boxing club and six months later, she made her in-ring debut.

 

In the beginning, boxing attracted her because of its intensity, which is something her ego needs. Also, her mother was always proud of women who accomplished unexpected things. In a newspaper, they found her current boxing coach, Danielle Bouchard, which they found to be a role model. She became serious about boxing but did not tell her parents in the beginning. She told her parents after her first Silver Gloves competition. Her love for boxing was growing at a rapid pace as aspects such as concentration, physical performance, tactics, and techniques made her want to improve. For Myriam, boxing is not a violent sport. It’s about discipline and that is what she instills to the young boxers.

 

Da Silva sees herself becoming an elite boxer and her dream is to compete in the Olympics. In addition to her boxing ambitions, she also has a Bachelor’s degree in school and social adaptation from UQAM.

FUN FACTS

NICKNAME :  Mymy and Godzi
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Movies with inspiring stories
FAVORITE MUSIC : It depends on the mood
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : Bagel with eggs and fruits
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Running, functional training, activities that take you out of your comfort zone
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Too many places to list them all!

 

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75 kg