Participants

John MOONLIGHT

John MOONLIGHT
    Rugby Sevens
Birth Date:  02 Jul 1987
Age:  30
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  187
Weight (Kg):  100

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
RUG Rugby Sevens Men  

John MOONLIGHT - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sat, 14 Apr 10:15
Men Pool Round - Pool C
Canada
10
Kenya
26
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 13:55
Men Pool Round - Pool C
Canada
47
Zambia
0
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 20:49
Men Pool Round - Pool C
New Zealand
33
Canada
7
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO 9
2010 Delhi, IND 10

World Series
Year Location Rank
2016/17 Various 8
2015/16 Various 13
2014/15 Various 9
2013/14 Various 6
2012/13 Various 12
2011/12 Various 13
2010/11 Various 15
2009/10 Various 11
2008/09 Various 15

World Cup
Year Location Rank
2013 Moscow, RUS 9

Nickname: Mooner, Captain Canada (Canadian MisFit 7s Twitter, 2 Aug 2017; cheknews.ca, 3 May 2017)
Hobbies

Chicken-wing eating contests (olympic.ca, 2017)


Occupation: Athlete (Twitter, 21 Sep 2017)
Education: Arts at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Languages spoken: English
Coach

NATIONAL: Damian McGRATH (ENG) (leaderpost.com, 8 Sep 2017)


Sporting relatives

His cousin, David MOONLIGHT, represented Canada in rugby sevens at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, and at the time of his retirement he was Canada's all-time leading try-scorer. (olympic.ca, 2017)


National team: 2009 at the Hong Kong Sevens
Reason: "My cousin (David MOONLIGHT) played for Canada and he convinced me to play." (canadasevens.com, 11 Jun 2015)
Hero: Canadian ice hockey player Wayne GRETZKY. "The Great One." (canadasevens.com, 11 Jun 2015)
Influence: His cousin, David MOONLIGHT (CAN) (canadasevens.com, 11 Jun 2015)
Ritual: "Tell my teammates not to hold me tight in the huddle." (canadasevens.com, 11 Jun 2015)
Additional information

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Competed in rugby sevens at the Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, finishing 10th and ninth respectively. (olympic.ca, 2017)


WORLD CUP
Represented Canada at the England 2015 Rugby World Cup, where his team had a disappointing tournament, failing to win any of their four group games. (rugbycanada.ca, 2017)


NATIONAL LEADER
At the 2017 Las Vegas Sevens, he became Canada's record holder for appearances, surpassing Phil MACK's 52 caps. "It’s a huge honour to have represented Canada so many times. I hope I can continue to make everyone at home proud." (durhamregion.com, 1 Mar 2017)


LIFE AFTER RUGBY
Completed his firefighter certification in January 2017, at a fire training academy in Crowley, TX, United States. "Got to make sure I’m set up for life after rugby. I stressed to a lot of the young guys here, you have to have a plan. You don't make a whole lot of money playing rugby, and you gotta have something to go to from here." (theprovince.com, 23 Jan 2017; cheknews.ca, 3 May 2017)


AWARDS
Named in the World Series Dream Team in 2014, and Canadian Sevens Player of the Year for four consecutive years (2012-15). (LinkedIn, May 2017)


Social Media

Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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