Lors des jeux du commonwealth à Manchester, Nick a dominé sa division et obtenu la médaille d'or. "J'ai travaillé tellement fort pour ceci. Mes entraîneurs m'ont poussé et ce travail a valu la peine", dit Nick. Il a été trois fois champion national de lutte CIS quand il était à l'Université Brock, où il a obtenu un baccalauréat en sciences...

Il a été le champion aux essais olympiques en 2000 et 2004. Nick est né au Nigéria, et a déménagé en Colombie-Britannique quand il avait 9 ans. Il a commencé à faire de la lutte en secondaire 5.

Langues parlées: Anglais

Lieu de naissance: Ihie, Nigeria

Ville de résidence: Vancouver, BC

Sport: Lutte

Plat favori: tout ce qui peut alimenter ma performance et ma santé.

Couleur preferée: Or

Quelle est votre plus grande réussite en tant qu'athlète?
Remporter une médaille aux Jeux du Commonwealth.

Quelle est votre plus grande réussite au-delà des sports?
J’attends encore.

Quelle est votre citation preferée?
« Celui qui avance avec confiance en direction de ses rêves et qui s’efforce de vivre la vie qu’il a imaginée, il réussira au-delà de toute espérance. »

- Henry David Thoreau

Qui était votre inspiration quand vous étiez jeune?
Dr Hugh Twa, l’un de mes premiers enseignants au secondaire. Il symbolisait l’essence d’un enseignant pour moi parce qu’il avait le bien-être de ses étudiants et des athlètes à cœur, au-delà des résultats scolaires ou sportifs. Il a nourri notre talent et il croyait en notre capacité d’accomplir de grandes choses.

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Témoignages

I just want to say how outstanding Nick (Ugoalah) was today! He is a fantastic story teller that kept the children totally engaged with such an important message. We look forward to booking with the Esteem Team again next year.

Andrea Zeitz, VP - Lord Roberts Elementary (Vancouver, BC)

Nick Ugoalah was full of energy and very engaging for our summer camp of 6-12 year olds.  He had everyone laughing and completely focused on him, whether they were six year old girls or ten year old boys which was fantastic and had not happened throughout the week.

He was entertaining and his story brought a sense of compassion and determination to the camp for the remainder of the week.  My team, including our programmer, were extremely impressed with the quality of the address and the way he interacted with the campers.  We would have Nick back any time.

Keep up the awesome work ESTEEM TEAM!

Emily Rowell, Willoughby Community Centre (Langley, BC)

Nick (Ugoalah)’s experiences were very relevant to our students and they were highly engaged.

Carol Davison, Principal, Forsyth Elementary – Surrey BC

Thanks so much for pulling together the speaker….Nick was fantastic!  Nick had a fantastic presence with the students, his humour and his personal story had a huge impact on the grade 8’s and 9’s In the room.  He kept their attention in a forum that was not the easiest to entertain in.  He was also very accommodating, and despite the quick notice, he was very prepared!  His wrestling demonstration was also very entertaining, and he did his sport a great service in promoting it.  Thanks again for a great presentation! 

Sue Maquingnaz, Principal, Rockridge Secondary, West Vancouver, BC

Nick Ugoalah's visit to UVic was a mindset changing experience. He was a great speaker who could talk fluidly from a humorous tone to being serious. He was very motivational and put personal goal setting into a great perspective. The story of his life is incredible to hear, but the very best part was when he got one of my peers to wrestle him. Given the opportunity I would love to hear him talk again.

Nick Bruce, 1st year student, University of Victoria

Nick (Ugoalah) was great and very engaging. He spoke with great enthusiasm and everyone really enjoyed his presentation.

Melanie Kornacki, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Sport North & KidSport – Yellowknife NT

Nick was OUTSTANDING!  Thank you so much for your recommendation.  He was engaging, great personal story, and he continually tied his message into our PRIDE acronym for our students (which we based our whole school day on). We would definitely recommend Nick as a motivational speaker!

Alyson King, Vice-Principal, Mt. Slesse Middle School, Chilliwack, BC

Nick (Ugoalah) was excellent! He shared many powerful life lessons and did an amazing job of integrating our school's values into his presentation.

Catriona Misfeldt, Teacher, MacNeill Secondary, Richmond, BC

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