Selkirk Judo Club

Four Selkirk Judo Club Fighters Crowned Provincial Champions

Fifteen competitors from the Selkirk Judo Club competed at the Provincial Judo Championships held in Portage la Prairie on April 30, 2011.  The Club finished with 8 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals.

Four members of the Club were crowned provincial champion.  The Provincial Championships are for competitors in the Under 15 years old (U15) and older age divisions.  A junior tournament for the Under 11 (U11) and Under 13 (U13) age divisions is run concurrently with the provincials.

Winning provincial championships were Julien Mitchell in U20 Men over 90 kg, Jonathan Cooper in Senior Men Advanced under 73 kg, Melissa Haak in U15 Girls under 57 kg and Brandyn Cassidy in U20 Men under 90 kg.

Also medalling in the Provincial Championship portion of the tournament were Riley Malinowski with a bronze in U15 Boys under 55 kg, Franklin Martin with a silver in U20 Men under 90 kg and Curtis McRae with a bronze in Senior Men Advanced over 81 kg.

In the U11 age division, gold medals went to Brandon Berard in U11 Boys & Girls Combined under 27 kg and to Justin Ekosky in U11 Boys & Girls Combined under 42 kg.  A silver medal went to Bailey Malinowski in U11 Boys under 36 kg and a bronze medal went to Jillian Berard in U11 Boys & Girls Combined under 27 kg.   

In the U13 age division, Damien Ekosky collected his 8th gold medal of the season with a win in U13 Boys under 46 kg.  Joey Kuch won gold in U13 Boys over 60 kg.  Bronze medals went to Aaron Haak in U13 Boys under 38 kg and to Lauryn Kolada in U13 Girls under 32 kg.