Abbotsford Judo Club’s Jenna Comeau takes control in a U-14 category match. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Judo Club’s Jenna Comeau takes control in a U-14 category match. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Judo Club members excel at local tournament

Several Abbotsford athletes reach the podium at Abbotsford International Judo Championship

Hundreds came to Abbotsford earlier this month for the Abbotsford International Judo Championship, hosted by the Abbotsford Judo Club.

Over 350 entries from judo clubs from B.C. and the United States participated in the first tournament of the season for the province.

In attendance was Mayor Braun who, gave a greeting to the athletes and opened the tournament. Tournament organizers thanked the AJC’s many volunteers who did the refereeing, score keeping, medical, mat moving, setup, cleanup and concession.

Organizers also thanked the City Of Abbotsford for providing the facility to host this successful event.

Local athletes finishing in the top three at the event included:

1st place

Jenna Comeau

Odin Ellingson

James Ens

Lucas Foster

Zachary Harris

Payton Harris

Sadie Katalinic

Yuri Ollenberger

Nathan Thiel

Athena Velonas

Peter Velonas X2

2nd place

Carter Harris

Lola Paler

3rd place

Kaylin Agassiz

Arjun Bal

Amar Bal

Kaleb Christen

Katrina Da Silva

Jonathan Dydzuk

Asher Fershau x 2

Isaiah Gill

William Gray

Payton Harris

Matthew Rauch

Athena Velonas

Gavin Whitmore