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Wrestling Canada Lutte Announces Departure of Men’s National Coach Position

March 17, 2016

(Ottawa, ON) – Wrestling Canada Lutte (WCL) today announced, as a result of changes in funding and priorities leading into the Rio Olympic Games, organizational structure changes affecting the position of the Men’s National Coach. Faced with difficult decisions, WCL has announced the termination of Gia Sissaouri’s contract as Men’s National Coach, effective March 30, 2016.

Sissaouri first joined WCL as International Development Coach for four years moving immediately into the role of Men’s National Coach for a subsequent three years. As Men’s National Coach, Sissaouri was responsible for directing the Senior and U24 Men’s National Team program as well as overseeing the leadership of the men’s high performance program.

“On behalf of Wrestling Canada Lutte, I would like to sincerely thank Gia for his commitment and contributions to wrestling in Canada and wish him the very best in his future endeavours,” said Tamara Medwidsky, Executive Director at Wrestling Canada Lutte.

Looking ahead to the Tokyo quadrennial, WCL recognized the need to engage in a review of its high performance structure to ensure that we continue to refine and implement a system that best supports our high performance objectives. WCL is currently engaged in this review process, which is being facilitated by an external consultant, with expectations of a revised technical leadership structure to be implemented leading into the 2020 quadrennial.

The senior men’s program will be managed in the interim by Alex Davidson, High Performance Manager, who will be advised by the organization’s High Performance Committee.

An announcement on the revised technical leadership structure will be forthcoming this fall.