Jevon Balfour had a breakout year in 2014, his first competing internationally. After winning the national junior 66kg title and finishing second in the senior national 65kg weight class, he went on to win bronze at the Junior Pan American Championships before capturing silver at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He also debuted at the Junior World Championships and helped Brock University win the CIS national championship while he defended his individual CIS title from 2013. In 2015 Balfour decided to move up a weight class and earned his first senior national title while being named Outstanding Male Wrestler of the Canadian championships.
Family: Parents Joel and Patricia… Older brother Devar… Older sister Camisha… Younger sister Aalayah…
Getting into the Sport: Started wrestling at age 14 because his friends were involved… Always thought he was tough but after losing his first match he decided he wanted to be the best at wrestling… Outside Interests: Third year at Brock University studying Social Science… Enjoys playing other sports and hanging out with friends… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Shoot for the stars so if you fall you land on the clouds”… Inspired by his brother, who always told him to aim for the top, as well as Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
CWG: 2014 – SILVER (65kg)
UWW WCh (junior): 2014 – 17th (66kg)
PAC: 2014 – BRONZE (66kg junior); 2015 – SILVER (74kg)