Ending on a high kick

By Fred Gietz

Fernie Judo Club


The Fernie Judo Club is ending their competitive season in winning style. On April 21, 10 members of the Fernie Team travelled to Invermere to participate in the annual Invermere Judo Tournament and returned home with nine medals. One week later, six team competitors travelled to Salmo to compete in the ‘Kootenay Klassic’ Judo tournament that brought together close to 100 competitors from the Okanogan, Kootenay and northern U.S.A. and brought home seven medals with some Fernie competitors winning in two divisions.


In Invermere :             Gold Winners -  Liam Teetzel and Noah Teetzel

Silver Winners- Gillian Johnston, Daniel McRae

Bronze Winners- Sydney Koevoet, Travis Richmond, Kyler Robertson

Certificate of Participation – Ethan McRae


In Salmo:                        Noah Teetzel winning gold in the U15 Division,  Liam Teetzel winning                                                 gold in the U13 and U15 Division, Cole Goodman winning bronze in the                                                 U17 Division, Kyler Robertson winning Bronze in Mens U20 and Sydney                                                 Koevoet bringing home silver in U15 and bronze in U17.  Mike Teetzel                                                  fought in a very tough Brown and Blackbelt division.


The Fernie Judo Club is a non-profit sports club for both youngsters and adults that celebrated its 25th year in Fernie this past season. The club is run by volunteer instructors and coaches who are sanctioned by Judo B.C. and Judo Canada and who are actively involved in the N.C.C.P. program (national coaching certification program). Both instructors and senior students are encouraged  and sponsored to be involved in the N.C.C.P. program. The club looks forward to starting their next quarter century of sport and physical fitness in Fernie this coming September

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