Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games
In 2021, Niagara will be welcoming thousands of people from across the country for the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games with world renowned hospitality. More than 5 000 young athletes and their coaches will gather to compete for the podium in Canada’s largest multi-sport event. Showcasing 18 sports designed to test our best young elite athletes from across the country.
Niagara 2021 will be a model and showcase for environmental sustainability, for celebrating diversity and inclusion, for leveraging the unique power of experiential learning in partnership with Brock University and Niagara College for fresh thinking and innovation.
From August 6th until 21st, 2021, Niagara will surge stronger than ever on the national stage. The Games will give rise to a new legacy of ambition, confidence, and compassion that will inspire a generation to come. On their road to glory, this shining generation of young athletes will leave their mark on the Niagara community and on the country, transforming, inspiring and unifying us all through the power of sport.
“The Canadian Wrestling Trials will be an important step in our planning and preparations for the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games. The Trials will be an opportunity for us to showcase one of our Games venues, our volunteers and the passion that the Niagara Region has for sport in general, as well as the Niagara 2021 Games.”
– Doug Hamilton, Chair of the Niagara 2021 Canada Games Host Society Board of Directors
Wrestling Canada Lutte
Wrestling Canada Lutte is the national sport governing body for Olympic style wrestling in Canada. The association selects and prepares Canada’s athletes that participate in international competitions.
In partnership with provincial and territorial wrestling organizations, Wrestling Canada Lutte provides a number of core services and programs to its members in service of its mission. Wrestling Canada Lutte is dedicated to providing leadership and support to their athletes, coaches and support staff.
Above all else, Wrestling Canada Lutte values passion, excellence, respect and integrity.
Successful athletes at the 2019 Canadian Wrestling Trials will have a chance to represent Canada at upcoming Olympic qualifying events, and an opportunity to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
“Wrestling Canada Lutte is thrilled to host the Wrestling Trials in the Niagara Region. We believe the region is a perfect fit to host the trials. The opportunity to partner with the Brock Wrestling Club and the 2021 Canada Games Host Society will provide a unique opportunity to showcase the sport of wrestling and Canada’s best talent, and contribute to a wrestling legacy in Canada.”
– Tamara Medwidsky, Executive Director of Wrestling Canada Lutte
Brock Wrestling Club
The Brock Wrestling Club has been active in the Niagara region over the past 31 years, producing countless national champions and Olympians (most recent including Tonya Verbeek); however, prior to 2007, the Club was reserved for members 14 years of age and up. In January of 2007, the Brock Jr Badgers program was conceived as an extension of the Club, making wrestling available for those aged 7 – 13.
The Club has been involved from the beginning, being a key player in securing the bid that will bring this event to Niagara, enabling their athletes to compete for an Olympic roster spot in front of a hometown crowd.