P.E.I. wins seven medals
Team of 15 competes at Quebec Open
Judo P.E.I.’s provincial team had a strong showing recently in its first international tournament of the year.
Team P.E.I. was represented in the Quebec Open by 15 athletes, and seven returned home with medals.
“Last year had been one of the best showings at the event when we returned with three medals,” said P.E.I. provincial team coach Robin Enman. “This year, we more than doubled those results, and it’s due to the hard work these athletes have put in over the last year to challenge themselves and improve.”
Silver medals were won by Brandon Bernard, who went 3-1 in under-21 male, +100 kilograms; George Madumba (2-1) in under-18 male -90 kilograms and Shayna Perry (2-1) in under-14 female -36 kilograms.
Bronze medals were won by Ellen Gillis (1-2) in under-18 female +70 kilograms; Karlyn Shea (1-2) in under-18 female -70 kilograms; Sebastian Nash (2-1) in under-18 male -90 kilograms, and Mikey Perry (5-1) in under-16 male -42 kilograms.
“Since the beginning of last season Judo P.E.I. has been working as a single team instead of individual clubs to work together,” noted P.E.I. team manager Brian Nash.
“Since we developed and started to execute, we have seen our results exceed even our initial projections.”
Also competing for P.E.I. at the Quebec Open, which is one of six national team qualifying events at the under-18 (cadet), under-21 (junior) and senior levels, were Dylan Sheppard (1-2) in under-18 male -66 kilograms; Tobias Hood (0-2) in under-18 male -60 kilograms; Braedon Woodford (0-2) in under-18 male -66 kilograms; Aidan Cahill (0-2) in under-18 male -73 kilograms; Loren Enman (0-2) in under-18 female -57 kilograms; Lydia Enman (0-2) in under-16 female -40 kilograms; Kris LaFrance (0-2) in under-16 male -66 kilograms, and Brooke Doucet (0-2) in under-14 female -52 kilograms.