Judo competitors Tristan Pelchat-Henri

Judo competitors Tristan Pelchat-Henri

Hard works pays off for club

The Williams Lake Judo club sent four of its members to compete in their last tournament of the season in Prince George.

The Williams Lake Judo club sent four of its members to compete in their last tournament of the season in Prince George on Saturday, April 11.

Tristan Pelchat-Henri, 12, fought in his first tournament, garnering third in the division, and beating both opponents for gold.

Fourteen-year-old Brody Pelchat-Henri also fought his first tournament, too. There were only two in his group so it was best of three.

“He won the first then lost the next two for silver,” coach Jeff DiMarco said. “They were close matches and he was good and tired at the end.”

There were five competitors in 12-year-old Georgia DiMarco’s group. She won two and lost two, garnering third place.

“Georgia fought well and took her nemesis to a draw in one of the matches, but the judges went with her opponent,” DiMarco said.

Ten-year-old Anthony DiMarco beat out the two competitors in his group, obtaining the gold.

Everyone fought well and put in a great showing for Williams Lake, DiMarco said. “It was a good way to end the year. There were about 140 competitors, from 100 Mile to Smithers to Dawson Creek and Grande Prairie.”

 

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