Carcross hosts fourth annual judo tourney

Four years after judo returned to Carcross, the annual Hiroshikai Judo Tournament is still going strong.

Four years after judo returned to Carcross, the annual Hiroshikai Judo Tournament is still going strong.

Three Whitehorse clubs – Golden Horn (GHJ), Northern Light (NLJ) and Shiroumakai Judo Club (SHK) – were represented at the tournament hosted by Hiroshikai at the Ghuch Tla Community School on Saturday.

Of the roughly 45 judokas who participated, only one came away with two gold medals.

Jayden Iskra of Shiroumakai pulled off the feat.

“He’s a committed student who shows up, pays attention and is attentive,” said Shiroumakai sensei Aaron Jensen. “Competitively, he’s got determination and grit.”

The 11-year-old green belt took gold in the male under-13 35-kilo division, defeating teammate Brennen Little in the final.

Iskra, who won a silver and gold at the first Yukon tournament of the season, also claimed gold in the advanced judo knowledge division.

“He’s what I call a ‘keener’ because he studies,” said Jensen. “One of the gold medals was in judo knowledge, so they need to know all the terminology and be able to answer specific questions on the study of judo.”

Shiroumakai will host the next Yukon tournament on Feb. 20.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

Results

Mix U10 – 24kg

1st Seth Smith (HRK)

2nd Laurick Corriveau (HRK)

3rd Annabelle Bellencourt (HRK)

Female U10 – 26kg

1st Anneke Aasman (NLJ)

2nd Lia Hinchey (NLJ)

3rd Sapphira Oettli (NLJ)

Mix open

1st Rowan Kingston (SHK)

2nd Cassi Jensen (SHK)

3rd Scottie Shepherd (HRK)

Male U10 – 40kg

1st Alex Penner (HRK)

2nd Samuel Bradet (SHK)

3rd Benjamin MacLeod (NLJ)

Mix U10 – 29kg

1st Kenai Bryden (HRK)

2nd Wiktoria Losinska (NJL) 3rd Damon Tonner (NLJ)

Male U12/U14 open

1st Brennen Little (SHK)

2nd Eban Basnett (SHK)

3rd Gabriel Racine (NLJ)

Male U13 – 35kg

1st Jayden Iskra (SHK)

2nd Brennen Little (SHK)

3rd Dalton Penner (HRK)

Mix U10 – 46kg

1st Ella Hotte (GHJ)

2nd Samuel Bradet (SHK)

3rd Alex Penner (HRK)

Mix U11 – 32kg

1st Jaymi Hinchey (NLJ)

2nd Arthur Losinski (NLJ)

3rd Anya Bellon (GHJ)

Male U12 – 42kg

1st Gabriel Racine (NLJ)

2nd Christopher Cooper (NLJ)

Male U12 – 35kg

1st Dawson Penner (HRK)

2nd Dalton Penner (HRK)

3rd Artur Losinski (NLJ)

Male U14 – 45kg

1st Daniel Tonner (SHK)

2nd Jonathan Racine (NLJ)

3rd Eban Basnett (SHK)

Female U14 – 52kg

1st Cassi Jensen (SHK)

2nd Emersyne Sias (SHK)

Beginner knowledge

1st Benjamin MacLeod (NLJ) 2nd Anneke Aasman (NLJ)

3rd Laurick Corriveau (HRK)

Intermediate knowledge

1st Emersyne Sias (SHK)

2nd Jaymi Hinchey (NLJ)

3rd Lia Hinchey (NLJ)

Advanced knowledge

1st Jayden Iskra (SHK)

2nd Daniel Tonner (SHK)

2nd Wyatt Burnett

(SHK)

3rd Rowan Kingston (SHK)

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