Judo club’s Invermere medal haul

The weekend of February 23 proved to be very busy for a number of Fernie Judoka who travelled to Invermere

The team in Invermere.

The team in Invermere.

By Fred Gietz

The weekend of February 23 proved to be very busy for a number of Fernie Judoka who travelled to Invermere to participate in the Invermere Invitational Tournament as well as attending competition clinics conducted by Judo B.C.’s Provincial Coach on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday morning.

Competing in the U18 girls division were Megan Hammer who was narrowly defeated by teammate Hannah Thomson who came home with bronze and Sidney Koevoet winning silver.

In the  U18 mens division Liam Teetzel won silver.  In the junior boys division were Ben Gilmet winning bronze and Noah Teetzel winning gold. Junior girls were Anna Koevoet winning gold with sister Megan narrowly missing bronze. Senior competitor Michael Teetzel brought home silver after fighting off against a black belt competitor.

The Fernie club’s next competition will be on March 23 when they are invited to Raymond, Alberta to compete in the Katsuta Kup, bringing over 100 junior competitors .