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23 Nov 10 @ 10:26am
Jakob Edwards (white) competes at the NSW Judo Challenge.
BUDOKAN Judo Club won five gold and silver medals plus two bronze at the 2010 NSW Challenge at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday, November 21.
The challenge was the first state selections for under-14s and cadets for the NSW Team for 2011 Australian Championships.
The tournament was the first of three selection tournaments for the 2011 Australian Championships.
Athletes are vying for positions in the NSW State team for the championships in Perth.
Budokan Judo Club coach Rob Katz said the club had several new athletes competing for the first time at the level including Liam Stewart, Sam Dessen and Jaimon Baird.
``All athletes competed well and are well on the way to NSW representation next year,’’ Katz said.
Results: Girls: First Katelyn Boyd, U14yrs U32kg
First Kendall Lane, U14s U36kg
Second Amber McIndoe, U14s U52kg
Second Madison Lane, U14yrs U36kg
Third Jessica Klajman, cadets +63kg
Boys: Second Kiernan Tafft, U14yrs U34kg
First Conor Edwards, U14yrs U42kg
Second Kyle McIndoe, U14yrs U42kg
Second Cameron Leishman, U14 U50kg
Unplaced Liam Stewart, U50kg
Third Aidan Sandri, U14yrs U60kg
First Nathan Katz, cadets U60kg
Unplaced Sam Dessen, Cadets U66kg
First Jakob Edwards, Cadets U73kg
Unplaced Jaimon Baird, Cadets U73kg
``Budokan had a few athletes unable to compete at this event for various reasons, so our campaign for 2011 is now underway,’’ Rob Katz said.
See more photos of the Judo NSW Challenge in the Hills Shire Times photo gallery. .