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The founder Dominique Moncion-Groulx is an exception among the student-athletes of the Red and Gold of the University Laval.

At 26 years old, Moncion-Groulx is in his first full season with a varsity team after having had the olympic dream for several years while training with the cream of the sport in the country, in Canmore, Alberta.

And let’s just say it pulls rather well in his new life, while he won the bronze medal in a 15 km pursuit in a race NorAm, the last weekend in the eastern Townships.

The founder of Gatineau, who has participated in two stages of the circuit of the world Cup in 2018, continued his studies part-time while submitting to the rigours of the training of an elite athlete.

He began to consider a reorientation of his career last winter.

“I was really part-time in kinesiology. I was often not of course in the winter in order to concentrate on the exercises, and with all the travel that it involves. As the funding was not always there, I worked a little bit, it has been years tripantes. I’ve got some great encounters and it was a dream come true. That said, I’ve experienced big highs and big bottom […]. ”

Happy to Quebec

“And then, I’ve changed the remote program for go in geography. I trotted from one end in the head [to drop the ski full-time]. It is a life-style demanding and I was starting to tell me that I wanted to move more quickly to the school, ” explained the one who was also a member of the national training Centre Pierre-Harvey at Mont-Sainte-Anne, before moving to the canadian West.

Moncion-Groulx appreciate the balance that gives him his new environment.

“I still have a lot of fun to ski, but I don’t spend as much time training me. Mentally, I no longer think as much cross-country skiing. It has good and bad sides, but when you are too into something, you are too intense. It should be a good balance, ” argued the Gatinois.

If he doesn’t feel any regret compared to the past, he said he was surprised by the calibre of university, while the Red and Gold regularly travels to u.s. soil to participate in events of the NCAA.

“I would do it again tomorrow morning, but if you’re not motivated at 100 %, you’re not in the right place. I am happy with my decision. I discovered a new circuit to the NCAA where there are a hundred men. It is really a good level. ”

3 Stars of Red and Gold

Dominique Moncion-Groulx

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Geography

He climbed on the podium at the NORAM played at Bishop’s University with a 3rd place in the 15 km skate, Sunday, in addition to finishing 4th in the sprint on Friday, and 9th in the 10 km classic.

Andrée-Anne Théberge


  • Cross-country skiing
  • Physiotherapy

Also dominant in the NORAM, she won two gold medals in the 15 km skate Sunday and at the 10 km classic on Saturday.

Maud Chapleau

  • Volleyball
  • Health and safety at work

In the two weekend wins, she has managed highs of 21 kills and 33 games in the defensive Sunday against McGill, after collecting 14 strikes pay, and noted that 11 balls the day before against Ottawa. Two wins that place Laval alone in the lead of the standings from the RSEQ.

► Performances worthy of mention

Antoine Hébert

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Right

He has had an impressive performance in the 10 km classic NORAMS in Sherbrooke with a bronze medal, his best result of the season.

Heikel Jarras

  • Soccer
  • Statistics

He scored two goals and collected 3 assists in a win of 9-0 against the ETS, a record of the Red and Gold in terms of deviation from goal in a win.

Nicolas Fortin

  • Volleyball
  • Microbiology

He conducted his own with 17 kills in each of the two victories of the R and O in the face of Dalhousie, Friday and Saturday. Laval is guaranteed to finish in second place in the RSEQ with these victories.

Maude Archambault

  • Basketball
  • Accounting

Best time clock of Red and Gold in the two parties face to Concordia this week, she has amassed 13 points in the defeat on Thursday to the PEPS before you proceed with 20 points in the victory, Saturday in Montreal.

Steeve Joseph

  • Basketball
  • Business Administration

Productive in the two losses against Concordia, he led the R’s and O’s with 20 points on Thursday at the PEPS and added 19, Saturday at Concordia.

– With the collaboration of Mathieu Tanguay



Friday, 18 h (F) and 19: 30 hours (H) c. Montreal

  • PEPS


Saturday, 18 h (F) and 20 h (H) c. UQAM

  • PEPS


Sunday afternoon c. Sherbrooke

  • Club Advantage
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