Jacob Valois celebrates a victory over Australia's Nathan Katz at the 2019 Montreal Grand Prix.

Jacob Valois


• 2019 Pan American Championships bronze medallist in the 66kg weight class
• Won his first career Grand Prix medal in July 2019, taking 66kg bronze in Montreal
• Won silver at the 2018 Belgian Open for his first career international medal
• Earned his first career World Cup victory at the 2018 Asian Open in Hong Kong


Getting into the Sport: Started training in judo in 2007… Outside Interests: Studying Socials Sciences at Cégep Edouard Montpetit… Enjoys hanging out with friends during his time away from competition and training… Would like to become a firefighter… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Pew…

Notable International Results

IJF World Championships: 2019 – Participant (66kg)

Pan American Championships: 2019 – BRONZE (66kg); 2018 – 7th (66kg)

IJF World Junior Championships: 2018 – Participant (66kg); 2017 – Participant (66kg)