US Open Medalists

Sunday September 28th, 2008

Judo Ontario was well represented at the 2008 US Open Judo Championships which were held at the Olympic Training Centre in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Some of our top junior and senior athletes competed very well. After two days of competition, Judo Ontario won four medals and had one fifth and one seventh place finish. 

Aneta Mozdzen, Renee Guggino and Diego Sanchez all won bronze medals.  Our silver medal went to Katy Bryant in the open category, after a strong fifth place finish in the -70 kg division. Katy lost a very close match (koka) to the - 70 kg champion from Great Britain, Michelle Holt. Special mention goes out to Nedjo Sarenac with his 7th place finish. Nedjo nearly defeated 2008 USA Olympic Team Member, Adlar Volmar, in a very close match. After being down by keikoku, Nedjo threw Adlar for wazari, only to be caught by a koka early in the match.

The Judo Ontario team showed great pride and confidence after winning four medals with only eleven athletes. The team now tunes up for Rendez-Vous Canada.     

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