Back row (from left) Dillon Hack

Back row (from left) Dillon Hack

Creston judokas earn 16 medals in local tournament

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The Creston Judo Club held its eighth annual Creston Challenge Cup judo tournament on Nov. 19.

Participants from Salmo, Fernie and Invemere competed against local judokas both in individual matches and the team challenge. After a hard-fought battle, Creston’s five-person team of Brae Booth, Kaeden Rendek, Justin Juurlink, Peter Dunn and Dillon Hack lost a close battle to the Salmo team in the final of the Creston Challenge Cup.

Team Creston walked away with a total of 16 medals with Kaeden Rendek, Brandon Hills, Kaydon Booth and Leelen Samuelson (two) winning gold, Cheyann Albert, Brae Booth, Odin Bartsch, Joseph Albert, Justin Juurlink, Kyle Qualtieri, Kim Francoeur, Donovan Hack and Dillon Hack (two) winning silver, and Gage Androshak, Dylan Armitage and Jay Martin winning bronze.

The club appreciates the many volunteers and parents who contributed their time to making this tournament a success.

For more information on the Creston Judo Club, please contact Shannon Juurlink at 250-402-6737 or Sheila Qualtieri at 250-866-5269.

— CRESTON JUDO CLUB