This past weekend, Judo BC hosted the Canada Games Trials at St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary in Abbotsford, BC. This competition determined those athletes who will go on to compete at the Canada Games next February in Red Deer, Alberta.
The Canada Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer and are a key step in the development of Canada’s amateur athletes. Team BC will send 340 athletes, coaches, support staff, and Mission Staff to the Games which take place in Red Deer, Alberta February 15 to March 3. In 2019, the Judo event will take place during week two of the Games.
In 2015, BC women ranked 4th in the country the men ranked 3rd. Canada Winter Games Alumni Gabby DeSousa and Layton Keely will be attending the 2019 Games as BC coaches. DeSousa competed in the 2011 Games and Keely won silver in the 2007 games. Judo BC wishes all the best to the athletes competing at the event this year.
Judo BC Canada Winter Games Team:
-44kg Kimiko Kamstra, Hart Judo Academy, Prince George
-48kg Klavdia Danilkov, Burnaby Judo Club, Burnaby
-52kg Isabelle Greene, Nanaimo Judo Club, Nanaimo
-57kg Caleigh Kuramoto, Steveston Judo Club, Richmond
-63kg Isabelle Harris, Abbotsford Judo Club, Abbotsford
-70kg Brae Booth, Creston Judo Club, Creston
+70kg Dakota Webb, Kokushikai Judo & Victoria Regional Training Centre, Victoria
-50kg Maximum Joe, Burnaby Judo Club, Burnaby
-55kg Korin Gardner, Nanaimo Judo Club, Nanaimo
-60kg Anthony Henry, Campbell River Judo Club, Campbell River
-66kg Finn Schroeder, Victoria Judo Club & Victoria Regional Training Centre, Victoria
-73kg Lochlan Young, Hart Judo Academy, Prince George
-80kg Payton Harris, Abbotsford Judo Club, Abbotsford
+81kg Ian Ryder, Steveston Judo Club, Richmond
“Last weekend at John Brebeuf High School we saw some very interesting fights. We saw no big surprise in the selected people. We have been preparing for the Canada Winter Games for two years now. Of our 14 athletes, 11 medalled at the last national championships, including four gold. The goal of Judo BC at these games is an ambitious one of placing 1st both in individual medals but also as a Team. Now that the team members are selected we will begin that final preparation phase which includes training camps and national level competitions in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec.” Judo BC Sport Development Director and Head Coach, Jeremy Le Bris
For the results of the final selection event, please visit:
About Judo BC
Judo BC is the governing association of Judo in British Columbia. Through leadership, programs, and activities, in cooperation with its member clubs and its partners, Judo BC promotes, supports and develops Kodokan Judo as a sport, martial art, self-defense, recreation, fitness and health activity, and as a way of life. Judo BC is a registered non-profit society incorporated under the Society Act in British Columbia.
About Team BC
Team BC brings together the best athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the Canada Summer and Winter Games. Team BC will send a delegation of 320 athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, February 15 to March 3. Visit www.teambc.org for the latest news and updates.
About the Canada Games
The Canada Games are a national multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada. The Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer. The 2019 Canada Winter Games will be held February 15 to March 3 in Red Deer, bringing together approximately 3600 athletes, coaches, and managers from every province and territory to compete in 19 sports. Visit www.canadagames.ca to learn more.
For more information, please call Judo BC at 604-333-3513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Joseph Black
Team BC Communications Manager
BC Games Society