Vanessa Drouin wins Élitas Gold

Vanessa Drouin.

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The 40th edition of the Gala du mérite sportif beauceron has put 37 Élitas to athletes, coaches, teams, and organizations on February 10, in the auditorium of the Polyvalente de Saint-Georges.

The winner in the category karate senior, Vanessa Drouin also put the hand on the coveted Élitas Gold awarded to the athlete of the year 2017.

Resident of Saint-Simon-les-Mines, Vanessa Drouin is illustrated for a second consecutive year on the international scene. It has won champion titles in kata in sync, and vice-champion in kata, reinforced creative and kata softstyle world championship WKC held last November in Orlando, Florida.

During his competitions in 2017, it ranked at least in the first five positions of the races in which she took part.

Thorough, disciplined and energetic, Vanessa Drouin shares his passion and experience to his students Studios Unis de Beauce in Saint-Georges.

Silver and Bronze

The Élitas Money has been awarded to the Mariverain Eliot Grondin, also a recipient of the Élitas in snowboard cross. At only 16 years of age, the latter has its place on the national implementation team.

Eliot Grondin.


His performance at the world juniors and on the NORAM grand prix allowed him to make descents on the circuit of the world Cup with athletes at least ten years older than him.

Ranking in the top third in the standings, Eliot Grondin is currently participating in the olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Adam Auclair, Notre-Dame-des-Pins, is the recipient of the Élitas Bronze and one in football. Half-defensive in the Red and Gold of the University Laval, he was named best defensive player at a university in Quebec and in Canada, in addition to being on the first all-star team at both levels.

Athlete of 6’2, Adam Auclair stands out on the field by his reading of the game, his fighting, his speed, his coverage of the password and the strength of his tackles. With the Red and Gold, it has also reached the national final of the Vanier Cup.

* With the collaboration of Simon Busque

Adam Auclair.


Winners at the 40th Gala sports awards beauceron

Athletics : Paul Alfred Kamdem Kamdem, Sainte-Marie

Badminton : Melody Morin, Saint-Georges

Baseball : Jimmy Chabot, Saint-Simon-les-Mines

Cycling : William Davidson, Saint-Georges

Cross-country : Enrique Simard, Saint-Elzéar

Crossfit : Alex Nadeau, Saint-Georges

Foot race : Yannick Bernard, Saint-Georges

Powerlifting : Marie-Li Dion, Sainte-Marie

Football : Adam Auclair Notre-Dame-des-Pins

Gymnastics : Anne-Charlotte Drouin, Saint-Georges

Weightlifting : Jacob Gosselin, Saint-Honoré

Hockey : Antoine Samuel, Lac-Etchemin

Karate junior : Nicolas Ménard, Saint-Georges

Karate senior : Vanessa Drouin, Saint-Simon-les-Mines

Swimming : Émérick Vachon, Saint-Georges

Figure skating : Allison Thibault, Sainte-Marie

Rugby : Rosemary Philippeau, Saint-Georges

Snowboard Cross : Éliot Grondin, Ste-Marie

Soccer : Guillaume Fortier, Saint-Prosper

Tennis (under 12 years) : Rosalie Carrier-du-lac, Saint-Georges

Tennis (13 years and older) : Annabelle Williams, Saint-Georges

Rifle shooting : John Christopher Voyer, Sainte-Marie

Triathlon : Simon Leblanc, Of Saint-Benoît

Mountain bike : Thomas Vachon, Saint-Joseph

Volleyball : Alice Cloutier, Saint-Odilon

School male : Xavier Lapointe, School of the Appalachian mountains (Sainte-Justine)

Female school : Kellyna Royer, School of the Appalachian mountains (Sainte-Justine)

School team : Panthers juveniles of the école secondaire Veilleux (Saint-Joseph, hockey)

Coach of the year : Alain Bouchard, Saint-Côme

Junior team of the year : Elites Beauce-Appalaches bantam AAA (hockey)

Senior team of the year : Drakkar de Beauce (rabaska)

Organization of the year : Ascalon, Saint-Georges (soccer)

Event of the year : sports Festival Tim Hortons in Sainte-Marie

Feat of the year : Grand Challenge Desjardins (cycling)