Williams Lake Judo Club coach Jeff DiMarco will travel to Toronto this week to compete at the Canadian Judo National Championships.
The nationals, which kick off July 7, will feature hundreds of the top judo athletes in the country.
DiMarco has been practicing judo for 25 years — 12 of those years coaching — and has, in the past, spent two years training in Japan, where judo originated.
This will be DiMarco’s 10th trip to nationals representing B.C. He has also competed in two World Masters Competitions in Toronto and Brussels, Belgium.
“I am looking forward to competing at nationals,” DiMarco said. “Hopefully my conditioning is up to snuff.”
DiMarco runs the Williams Lake Judo Club located at 360B North Mackenzie Ave. Practices resume in September.