Thirteen members from the Campbell River Judo Club participated in the BC Championships this past weekend in Abbotsford.
The Judo Club had a very strong showing at the tournament; producing nine medals through a day of hard fought matches with age categories ranging from U-13 to Senior men and women.
Some of the medal winners in the younger age groups were Thomas Connor for bronze in U-13, Sabastian LaFleur winning 5 of 6 matches for silver in U-15 Juvenile Men -38kg, and Haley Henry for silver in U-15 Juvenile Women 52kg.
Daniel Henry brought home a bronze in U-17 Cadet 73kg with four well fought matches.
For the Senior Women, Leah Tremain fought a much larger opponent and showed great resolve in her matches to bring home a silver in the Senior Women Intermediate.
For the Senior Men, Marc Comeau competed in two divisions and weight classes, bringing home a gold in the Senior Men Novice Heavy, and a silver in the Senior Men Intermediate +100 kg. David Crowhurst also won gold in the Senior Men Intermediate 81kg division by winning all three of his matches, two by throwing his opponent for Ippon and one by collar choke.
Darcy Yule and Chris Peterson competed in the Kata Championships in Abbotsford winning a gold in Katame no kata on Friday Oct. 21, and then participated in the Sakuma Invitational Judo Shiai and Kata Competition in Burlington Washington on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Katame no kata in which they won gold as well.
For more information on registration or donating to the Campbell River Judo Club, visit crjudoclub.com.