Sterling Judo Club earns medals

Sterling Judo Club earns medals

Members of the Sterling Judo Club competed this past weekend in Anchorage. Seven juniors brought back eight medals in the March Madness Judo Tournament hosted by the UAA Judo and Ju Jitsu Club Saturday.

Winning gold medals were Kaliesha Hart in the Girls 11-12 light weight division. Her brother, Logan Hart also won gold medals in the Boys 9-10 medium weight division as well as in a special exhibition division.

Taking silver medals were Jacob McConnell in the Boys 13-14 Open Division; Nicolas McConnell in the Boys 11-12 light weight division; and Walter Haybeck in the Boys 8-9 light weight division.

The two bronze medalists from Sterling Judo were Peyton Lawton in the Boys 9-10 medium weight division and Charles Fairbanks in the Boys 8-9 light weight division.

Sterling Judo Club recently celebrated its third anniversary. It holds practice at Sterling Elementary School thanks to Principal Denise Kelly. New adult, teens and preteen members are welcome and may sign up and start anytime with classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Kids age 8 and 9 can sign up and begin in September and January.

For more information go to the Sterling Judo Club Facebook web page or contact one of the three teaching assistants Bob Ermold, Clay Holland and Paul McConnell, or Sensei Bob Brink.

— Submitted by Sarah McConnell

Sterling Judo Club earns medals

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