Creston judokas earn medals in Kootenay open tourney

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From row: (from left) Odin Bartsch

On April 30, 10 members of the Creston Judo Club travelled to Salmo to compete in the Kootenay Classic Tournament. Also attending were participants from Revelstoke, Fernie, Invermere, Spokane, Abbotsford and Seattle.

All club members had two or three matches, and the matches ranged from two to five minutes.

Winning gold medals were Odin Bartsch, Kyle Qualtieri and Dillon Hack. Silver medals winners were Joseph Albert, Kaydon Booth, Brae Booth, Justin Juurlink and Kaeden Rendek. Dylan Armitage and Brandon Hills each won bronze medals.

Most of the competitors will end the year with a tournament in Invermere.

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