By Fred Gietz
At the end of February, four members of the Fernie Judo Club as well as Fernie coach Fred Gietz helped make up the B.C. Winter games judo team, representing the Kootenays.
The Fernie squad made their presence known, bringing home three medals in a tough two day competition with close to 120 competitors from all areas of the province.
Competing in the Women’s +70 kg division was Sydney Koevoet who finished in third place. In the Mens -90kg division, Fernie competitor Nik Dunn finished with a gold medal while teammates Cole Goodman and Liam Teetzel found themselves in a fifteen man – 66kg division. Both Teetzel and Goodman worked their way to the medal rounds before meeting each other in the final draws.
Teetzel eliminated Goodman who finished just out of the medals in fourth position. Teetzel went on to the silver medal contest before being eliminated and finishing with a bronze.
The Fernie Club members helped make up the Kootenay Zone team that competed against teams from all regions of British Columbia.