Judo club medals at Prince George tourney

Five members of the Williams Lake Judo Club competed at a junior judo tournament in Prince George recently.

Williams Lake Judo Club member Frankie Munroe (left) looks for a throw during a recent junior judo meet in Prince George.

Williams Lake Judo Club member Frankie Munroe (left) looks for a throw during a recent junior judo meet in Prince George.

Five members of the Williams Lake Judo Club marched away from a judo junior tournament in Prince George on March 9-10 with some solid results.

Anthony DiMarco went a perfect four wins and no losses to win a gold medal in just his second tournament.

Rudy Klaue picked up one win and two losses for bronze in his division.

“That should help him [Klaue] make the B.C team to get to the Canadian nationals in Vancouver in July in the under 18 age group and under 81-kilogram division,” said WLJC Sensei Jeff DiMarco.

Frankie Munroe and Steven Dutil, both competing in the same division, lost two fights a piece.

“It was the first tournament for both of them and they were a bit nervous to start, but they fought well for their first time out,” he said.

Another judoka, Brenden Jacques, who DiMarco said hasn’t competed at a tournament in a couple of years, also lost both his fights.

“He hasn’t been in a tournament for a couple of years and was a bit rusty,” he said. “He looked much better in his second fight, but came up short.”

There was also a training camp held on top of the tournament that was well attended by athletes from around B.C.