Selkirk Judo Club

Selkirk Judo Club Competes at Inner City Open

The Selkirk Judo Club had 11 athletes entered in the Inner City Judo tournament held at Tec Voc High School in Winnipeg on February 26,  The Club earned 4 gold and 5 silver medals. 

Winning gold were Damien Ekosky in U13 under 45 kg, Riley Malinowski in U15 under 42 kg, Brandyn Cassidy in U20 under 81 kg, and Jason Northwood in Senior Men Advanced under 90 kg. 

Winning silver were Justin Ekosky in U11 under 35 kg, Katie Simko in U11 girls under 35 kg, Jason Northwood in Senior Men Advanced over 90 kg and Jon Cooper in Senior Men Advanced under 73 kg.

Jon Cooper, one of the club’s black belt coaches, returned to competition for the first time in several years with an outstanding performance.  With 8 fighters in his division, he finished with an impressive 5 wins against 2 losses to earn the silver medal.  His 7 matches included 3 (1 win and 2 losses) against the eventual gold medalist, Justin Casavant of the U of M Judo Club, a current provincial team member.   

The Club’s next tournament will be the Provincial Championships in Portage la Prairie on March 12.