The Campbell River Judo Club’s tournament season got off to an amazing start last weekend at the BC Championships in Abbotsford.
The club sent over a range of fighters from juniors to adults with all the athletes competing fiercely and representing Campbell River proudly. The gold medalists for the club were Jason Wellard, Jamiliya Wellard, Anthony Henry, and Jordan Warner. All of whom won their matches by Ippon, meaning they either threw their opponent with a skillful controlled throw, submission or a pin of 25 seconds, a great accomplishment at any level of judo.
The Kata team of Darcy Yule and Chris Petersen took second place in Katame-no-Kata. Furthermore, two bronze medals were won by Leah Tremain and Thomas Connor, both showing great skill with ground fighting techniques in their matches.
Narrowly missing the podium were Haley Henry, Jacob Doherty, Sebastian Lafleur and Wyatt Huggins who all had close hard fought matches setting the stage for a great year of judo for the CRJC.
For more information regarding the club or attending classes visit www.crjudoclub.com