Invermere Excels At Creston Judo Tournament

Local Judo club does well

Submitted by Mark Digney

The Invermere Judo Club participated in a Judo tournament in Creston, B.C. on Saturday, October 21st.

A new initiative by Judo BC, the Petite Samuri, started the day. The Petite Samuri allows novice judoka to participate in inter-club events without the competitive pressures of an actual tournament. Our participants in this event were: Sam Prosser, Ben Prosser, Achmed Saad, Taylor Cambell, Tyral Weber, Vanessa Cortal, and Maya den Otter.

Two Invermere club members volunteered to referee as part of their efforts to become certified Judo referees. Emma and Graham Norquay did a great job.

In the tournament portion of the event we had the following participants: Owen Cambell, Becca Davis, Cameron Dickson, Casey Rainbow, Marnie Rainbow, Cassia Riches, Lenni Stich, and Daniel Traverse.

Danial Traverse and Casey Rainbow were our first competitors and they battled it out between each other. Both showed great initiative and throwing technique.

The next category showcased Owen Cambell. Owen faced a couple of tough competitors from the Kootenays. He won his first match, lost his second match and won the third match with a nice Hari Goshi Ippon throw.

Cameron Dickson was up next. He won a couple of matches and lost out one match in a hold down. His improvement and increased confidence in each match was exciting to watch.

Lenni Stich fought the most matches in the day. Due to a double knock-out format he faced the same tough opponent from Creston a number of times. The matches were exciting as there were many very nice techniques resulting in Ippon.

Marnie Rainbow and Becca Davis were matched up against each other a few times in this tournament. Becca put out a ton of effort but in the end Marnie’s addition experience resulted in her throwing and holding Becca for wins.

Cassia Riches was our final fighter and she matched up against a skilled opponent from Creston. The matches were close. Cassia won four matches and lost one.

Lenni Stich, Marnie Rainbow, Cassia Riches, and Becca Davis all now qualify to participate in the BC Winter Games later this year.

The effort and enthusiasm put out by all the Invermere team was fantastic! The great sportsmanship and high quality Judo showed really well in Creston. Good luck to all the participants who now qualify for the BC Winter Games.

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