Team BC judo ended their Canada Games story in style with two silver medals.
"I'm really happy with today's performance. Everyone fought their hardest and did the best that they could. We improved from what the last team got four years ago (bronze) so we are all really happy with that," said Ian Ryder (Steveston). "Unfortunately it wasn't gold, but silver is still quite good."
Ryder said he is happy about his personal results within the team. He fought last for BC, handily defeating his opponent - the same competitor he defeated in the individual 81 kilogram event for the gold medal.
"I knew I could beat him but I also knew he wanted revenge so I had to be prepared," he said of the rematch.
The men improved upon their bronze placing at the 2015 Games.
Also competing for BC in the men's judo team event was Korin Gardner (Nanaimo), Payton Harris (Abbotsford), Anthony Henry (Campbell River), Maximus Joe (Burnaby), Finn Schroeder (Whistler), Lochlan Young (Prince George).
On the women's side, BC moved through to the finals by defeating Quebec — a team they had not previously beat in this event.
In the finals, it was Alberta that won the gold medal but Team BC improved upon their fourth place finish from the 2015 Games.
Isabelle Harris (Mission) faced the same athlete that she defeated in the 63 kilogram individual competition a few days earlier for a gold medal. Harris, once again, came out with the win over her opponent.
"I thought we did pretty good overall. Everyone had a lot of spirit, were team players and were encouraging one another to do our best," said Harris.
Fighting for Team BC in the women's competition was Brae Booth (Creston), Klavdia Danilkov (Vancouver), Isabella Greene (Nanaimo), Kimiko Kamstra (Prince George), Caleigh Takara Kuramoto (Richmond) and Dakota Webb (Victoria).