P.E.I. wins seven medals

Team of 15 com­petes at Que­bec Open

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

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.

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