Fergus Girvin

Judo Club shows its fighting spirit

The Campbell River Judo Club has been busy the last two weekends

The Campbell River Judo Club has been busy the last two weekends, fielding teams in tournaments on the mainland and here on the Island last weekend in Nanaimo.

The mainland tournament, which took place in Steveston on Nov.  19, had multiple medal winners from the club’s Junior team taking home two gold and a silver.

Some of the stand-outs in the medal run were Jordan Warner winning gold in the -40 kg division by throwing three of her four opponents for Ippon, while Jacob Doherty took control of the groundwork for gold by pinning most of his opponents to win the -33 kg category.

Jamiliya Wellard showed great fighting spirit by facing older opponents to win silver in the -45 kg division.

The sole senior member fighting for the club, Jason Wellard, took home two gold’s, fighting in two different weight categories, the middle and heavy weight divisions.  Jason showed diversity in his attacks winning fights with throws for Ippon and pins.

The Nanaimo tournament, which took place Nov. 26, fielded a large Campbell River team with 22 juniors and two seniors, bringing home an impressive eight gold, six silver and twelve bronze.

Some of the gold winners where Wyatt Huggins in the 44 kg division, Quinn Stewardson 62kg, Haley Henry – twice –  in the 49kg, Thomas Connor 48kg, Anthony Henry 38kg, Jamiliya Wellard 40kg and Owen Wellard 30kg.

The two senior members were Jason Wellard winning Bronze, and Leah Tremain for silver.

For more information on registration or donating to the Campbell River Judo Club, visit crjudoclub.com.

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