Selkirk Judo Club

Damien Ekosky Competes in Portugal, Selected for Tournament in Argentina

Damien Ekosky competed in a 38 competitor division at the European Judo Union’s EJU Cup - Cadets tournament in Coimbra, Portugal on May 29, 2016.  After a bye through the first round, Damien defeated Pedro Chen of Portugal by ippon (full point) in his second round match.  In the third round, Damien lost to Pavel Svec of the Czech Republic.  His throw attempt was countered partway through the match, and the Czech fighter held Damien in a groundhold for the win.  Svec went on to finish 5th. 

Damien participated in a 3 day training camp in Coimbra, sparring with top international cadet (U18) age fighters.  He returned home on June 2 and now begins preparations for the Pan American U18/U21 Judo Championships being held in Cordoba, Argentina on the first weekend in July.