Judo star has Olympic dreams

A young Fernie Judo master has his sights set on the next Olympics.

Liam Teetzel (second from right) gets his bronze medal.

Liam Teetzel (second from right) gets his bronze medal.

A young Fernie Judo master has his sights set on the next Olympics.

Liam Teetzel, 14, competed in the BC Winter Games in February this year and won bronze. He then went on to compete in numerous other competitions in Calgary, Edmonton, Raymond, Creston and Invermere, winning gold medals everywhere.

He then qualified to go to the Judo Nationals with the BC Judo team, which was held in Toronto July 5 to 8. He won bronze for his category then stayed on for a Judo camp where he trained with high level trainers and athletes.

Proud Mom, Heather Meek, said, “He has been training very hard and wants to continue with Judo and hopefully one day make it to the Olympics as he really enjoys the challenge of competing.”