Williams Lake Judo Club members Tristan Pelchat-Henri (left) and Jaeden Wilson square off at a judo tournament in Prince George during the weekend.

Williams Lake Judo Club members Tristan Pelchat-Henri (left) and Jaeden Wilson square off at a judo tournament in Prince George during the weekend.

Judokas close out season with wins

The Williams Lake Judo Club performed its final throws of the season last weekend at the Prince George Open.

The Williams Lake Judo Club performed its final throws of the season last weekend at the Prince George Open.

Six competitors — Brian Marshall, Sean Marshall, Liam Marshall, Tristan Pelchat-Henri, Jaeden Wilson and Brody Pelchat-Henri — participated.

Brian competed in the senior men’s novice division, where he claimed a third-place result.

The rest of the competitors took part in junior divisions at the competition.

Sean finished fourth following what WLJC Sensei Jeff DiMarco said were all very close matches.

Liam, meanwhile, took second.

“[His] best result yet,” DiMarco said. “Close matches for him, too.”

Tristan, in his division, won the bronze medal, while Jaeden, competing in the same division, battled to a gold-medal result.

“Even though [Tristan] beat Jaeden and was in a three-way tie with two wins and one loss, he got third on points scored during his matches,” DiMarco said. “[Jaeden’s] two wins were scored with higher points so he ended up with first place. His first tournament in two years.”

Brody also won a bronze medal after winning one match and losing two.

“He lost to higher belts, so no shame there,” DiMarco said.

“That was the last tournament for these guys this season and a good local tournament to end on.”

The WLJC will resume training again in the fall.