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Jessica MacDonald

Jessica MacDonald was a bronze medalist at the 2013 World Championships and a bronze medalist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. MacDonald began wrestling for Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario in 2003. Jessica is a three-time world medalist, and in 2012 earned the title of World Champion while competing in the 51 kg weight class of female wrestling. MacDonald describes her daughter Ella as her greatest motivator as her daughter motivates her to continue to strive for greatness and set an example for her.

 

  • Who was your wrestling idol growing up? –  Monsieur David Tremblay, he was my secondary school wrestling coach from L’Essor in Windsor. He was my greatest mentor on and off the mats.
  • Do you have a pre match routine? – Yes, I love to listen to music, visualizing my moves and the match and wearing the hanky my Mom made me
  • Favorite wrestling moment of your career so far? – My favourite moment in my wrestling career so far was winning the 2020 Olympic Trials. It meant more to me than most could ever imagine. I overcame so many demons both mentally and physically. I was blessed to have so many friends and family in attendance to support me. My husband had the honour to be in my corner and at my side. And above all my daughter was there to witness my moment of victory and what determination and grit looks like.
  • Best event you have taken part in? –  My all time favourite tournament was the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. I had an absolute blast at the Games. I took in the whole experience and my husband, daughter and mother were all there to support me on my journey.
  • Advice for the next generation of wrestlers? – My advice for the next generation of wrestlers is to seize the moment. To take it all it. To never give up hope. And to always give it your all. If they do that they will never have a regret. This sport brings as much joy as suffering but ultimately, this sport prepares us to be fighters in life with a “never give up” attitude. 
Date Competition Age Group Weight Class Rank
2018-09-07 Poland Open Seniors 50 3
2018-07-14 Grand Prix of Spain Seniors 50 3
2018-07-07 Canada Cup Seniors 50 1
2018-04-12 Commonwealth Games Seniors 50 2
2018-03-17 World Cup Seniors Team 5
2018-02-23 International Ukrainian Tournament Seniors 50 1
2018-02-16 Klippan Lady Open Seniors 50 9
2017-08-23 World Championship Seniors 53 20
2017-07-15 Grand Prix of Spain Seniors 53 1
2017-06-02 Grand Prix of Germany Seniors 53 1
2017-05-27 City of Sassari Tournament Seniors 53 4
2017-05-06 Pan American Championship Seniors 53 1
2017-01-31 Dave Schultz Memorial International Seniors 53 2
2017-01-28 Grand Prix of Paris Seniors 53 8
2015-11-06 Bill Farrell Memorial International Seniors 48 2
2015-07-11 Grand Prix of Spain Seniors 48 3
2015-05-23 Grand Prix of Germany Seniors 48 2
2015-05-16 Olympia Tournament Seniors 48 1
2015-04-24 Dan Kolov – Nikola Petrov Tournament Seniors 48 1
2014-07-15 Pan American Championship Seniors 48 2
2014-07-05 Canada Cup Seniors 48 1
2014-06-13 Austrian Ladies Open Seniors 48 1
2014-06-07 Grand Prix of Germany Seniors 48 3
2014-03-15 World Cup Seniors 48 4
2014-02-08 Golden Grand Prix Seniors 48 2
2014-01-30 Dave Schultz Memorial International Seniors 48 1
2013-11-07 New York Athletic Club International Seniors 51 2
2013-09-18 World Championship Seniors 51 3
2013-08-10 Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial Seniors 51 2
2013-07-13 Grand Prix of Spain Seniors 51 1
2013-05-31 Battle at the Falls Seniors 51 1
2013-05-17 Grand Prix of Germany Seniors 51 2
2013-04-05 Pan American Championship Seniors 51 1
2013-03-02 World Cup Seniors 51 1
2012-11-08 New York Athletic Club International Seniors 51 1
2012-09-27 World Championship Seniors 51 1
2012-07-07 Grand Prix of Spain Seniors 51 3
2012-06-30 Canada Cup Seniors 51 1
2012-06-09 Austrian Ladies Open Seniors 51 1
2012-05-26 World Cup Seniors 51 6
2012-02-25 Pan American Championship Seniors 51 1
2011-11-11 New York Athletic Club International Seniors 48 1
2011-10-28 Sunkist Kids International Open Seniors 48 1
2011-09-14 World Championship Seniors 51 3
2011-07-23 International Ukrainian Tournament Seniors 51 5
2011-07-07 Grand Prix of Spain Seniors 51 1
2011-06-10 Grand Prix of Germany Seniors 51 1
2011-05-06 Pan American Championship Seniors 51 1
2011-03-05 World Cup Seniors 51 1
2011-02-03 Dave Schultz Memorial International Seniors 51 1
2010-11-19 New York Athletic Club International Seniors 51 1
2010-10-07 Commonwealth Games Seniors 51 3
2010-09-08 World Championship Seniors 51 15
2010-05-21 Grand Prix of Germany Seniors 51 3
2010-03-27 World Cup Seniors 51 1
2010-02-03 Dave Schultz Memorial International Seniors 51 3
2009-09-23 World Championship Seniors 51 24
2009-07-27 Golden Grand Prix Seniors 51 10
2009-05-29 Grand Prix of Germany Seniors 51 1
2009-03-21 World Cup Seniors 51 4
2009-02-05 Dave Schultz Memorial International Seniors 51 2
2008-10-11 World Championship Seniors 51 5
2008-07-12 World University Championship Seniors 51 3
MORE ABOUT JESSICA

Hometown: Windsor, Ont.
Club: Brock Wrestling Club

Born: December 7, 1984 (age 36)