Today my club, Denver Judo, participated in the Northglenn Judo Championships, in Northglenn, CO.. We took people to the tournament and brought home 11 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medals! Because this was a senior E level point three of our senior players, Alyssa Gilkey (78 kg), Kedge Zawack (90 kg) and Tony Magno (81 kg) are now on the USA Judo national point roster, and Tony is a only an orange belt, for now! As a team we finished 2nd behind the host club, Northglenn.
While I am happy about the medals and the club finishing 2nd, I am so proud of howwie hard everyone fought. We had a lot of novice players who were fighting in their first tournament and they all did a fantastic job. Everyone won matches and seemed to enjoy the experience.
As a coach there is nothing better than seeing your students go to a tournament and use the things they have been working on in practice. I want to thank all our students for working so hard and our coaches for giving so much of themselves. Heidi Moore, Steeve Alvaro, Dave Wise, Lisa Zuniga, and Keith Lewis, thank you all!
Until next time,