Mile Zero Judo is coming back from a successful trip to Edmonton to take part in the Edmonton International, joining around 950 competitors over two days of competition.
The juniors did well, with U12 boys Gavin Pohl and Oskar Judge-Dokken, as well as U10 girls Anna Wisekal and Amaya Dostal, all medalling. (Wisekal and Dostal competed in their first tournament).
Three competing in U14 boys made the trip. Gabe Avey is bringing home a sliver in 55 kg boys, while Daniel Galleno took bronze in 46 kg boys. Flynn Smith placed seventh in his division.
“U16 we had 3 boys as well and didn’t medal but some really excellent fighting,” said Sensei Isabelle Gelinas.
Julian Ritson in 66kg, Seve Avey in 55kg boys and Flynn Smith (second division) in 42kg competed in U16 boys.
Sienna McCorkell competed in U21 females 57 kg against some tough competition.
“[She] lost both her matches, both against black belts, but she fought so good! Great experience for her as she only started a few years ago and is only a green belt,” said Gelinas.
“Edmonton is a huge event and divisions are big and competitors are fierce. People from all over the country attended as well as two Japanese teams.”
This Friday they are heading to Richmond for the Pacific International, with Gelinas and seven athletes making the trip.