Sunday, July 27, 2008

USA Judo National Junior Olympic Championships

Three Club Olympia Judoka competed in the USA Judo Junior Olympic Nationals held at Walt Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando Florida. There were over 600 competitors from all over the United States that participated in the tournament. Spencer Depies competed in the Intermediate boys -48kg division. He had 3 matches winning one. Cody Kollmann fought in the Intermediate boys -34kg division in which he fought strong ending with a record of 2 wins and two losses. Hunter Kollmann had a great learning experience fighting a 4 match "round robin" in the boys Bantum -27kg division.

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The "Real" First Womens Judo Olympic Medal

Below are pics of the Silver Medal earned by Lynn Roethke in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul during the debut of Women's Judo. For more on Lynn's story please visit the link below.

Judo Video