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David Caligiuri Award

Dedication, Courage and Fighting Spirit



The annual David Caligiuri Memorial Award is dedicated to honour the memory of David Caligiuri who passed away in 1997. David was 16 years old when he won a bronze medal at the 1997 Junior Canadian National Judo Championships. David’s parents, Tony and Gail Caligiuri, and his sister Leslie support Judo Manitoba in awarding an annual scholarship to a promising athlete who displays positive citizenship skills, judo talent, courage, fighting spirit, and a dedication to the sport of judo in Manitoba

Below is a list of recipients of the David Caligiuri scholarship.

  • 2017 Justin Ekosky
  • 2016 Martin Russo
  • 2015 Damien Ekosky
  • 2014 Willem Pops
  • 2013 Vincent Blais-Shiokawa
  • 2012 Lorena Kaegi
  • 2011 Josef Hamraev
  • 2010 Julien Mitchell
  • 2009 France Blais-Shiokawa
  • 2008 Manon Soulard
  • 2007 Matty Zebrasky
  • 2006 Anson Pops
  • 2005 Michael Leger
  • 2004 Marko Sajdak
  • 2003 Quang Pham
  • 2002 Cynthia Kelpin
  • 2001 Michael Kim
  • 2000 Bryant Huynh
  • 1999 Burun Arevalo
  • 1998 Aaron Pfeffer