Five members of the Williams Lake Judo Club wrapped up their seasons in fine form this past weekend.
Brody Wilson, Sean Marshall, Jaeden Wilson, Georgia DiMarco and Anthony DiMarco represented the WLJC at the tournament, hosted in Prince George Saturday.
“[It was] a good, successful weekend,” said WLJC Sensei Jeff DiMarco. “All the kids were in different weight groups so they didn’t have to compete against each other, which was good.”
In the under-14 age group Georgia brought home a bronze medal while brother Anthony, in the under-10 age class, claimed gold.
Brody, also competing in an under-10 age group, picked up silver, while Marshall and Jaeden, both in under-12 divisions, won bronze.
Jaeden moved up an age class to compete in the under-14 division, but missed the podium.
“U14 is a developmental age group for judo in Canada and it is when you should start buckling down and training more if you have future judo aspirations,” Jeff said.
“U16 is when the national level divisions start, so it is a good eye-opener for the kids to see what tournaments are about and the level of competition out there because the kids could be fighting the same kids for years in the divisions.”