Judo club comes home with hardware

The Campbell River Judo Club attended a shiai in Victoria March 29 and had great success

The Campbell River Judo Club attended a shiai in Victoria March 29 and had great success. A total of 24 competitors attended, earning 10 gold, six silver and eight bronze medals.

All of the coaches’ efforts were evident as many of the club’s competitors showed good technique. The white and white/yellow ranks (ages 6-9) showed their superior skills by trying to throw their opponents rather than simply pushing and pulling them to the mats.

Kacee Stranaghan and Joshua Lee – two products of the Campbell River Judo Club’s Young Judoka program had a great match against each other, carrying a furious pace that was unmatched the whole day.

The club’s higher ranking members also put in a great effort. Wyatt Huggins lead the way and was explosive in winning all three of his matches; Huggins’ throws were powerful, well timed, and all full point Ippon scores.

All members turned in gutsy performances and exhibited the club’s famous sportsmanship. The club thanks instructors David Crowhurst, Chris Petersen, Jason Wellard, Volker Pfiefer, Bruce Henry and Darcy Yule.

For information on joining the Campbell River Judo Club, visit the club’s Facebook page or go to: www.crjudoclub.com

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