Lewes Bridgeview Judo Club at the Class Master Summer Judo Competition

Back row L-R: Jonah Goode & Eleanor Kearley. Middle row L-R: Milo Lockwood, Daniel Salter and Mia Goode. Front: Jocelyn Kearley
Back row L-R: Jonah Goode & Eleanor Kearley. Middle row L-R: Milo Lockwood, Daniel Salter and Mia Goode. Front: Jocelyn Kearley

Lewes Bridgeview Judo Club had a very successful outing to the Class Master Summer Competition on Sunday 19th July, sending seven of its players to the event.

Opening the fighting for the day was Jocelyn Kearley. After a close final match, which went the distance and was eventually determined by referee’s decision, she came away with the bronze medal and also took home the Spirit of Judo Award for her efforts in her group.

Next up was Milo Lockwood, a relatively new player in his very first competition. Milo fought well and came away with a runner’s up bronze medal. He will now be looking forward to gaining more experience in the months to come.

Daniel Salter fought next – with a tough group he came up against several more experienced players. His determination saw him narrowly lose out in a few of his fights but he came away with a runner’s up bronze medal and a very well deserved Spirit of Judo Award.

Up next was Mia Goode, a very new player at the club with less than a month’s experience, Mia had a fantastic start to her competitive judo career. With three emphatic wins, she looked every bit a confident player and took home the gold medal to prove it.

Joseph Jauncey-Moore showed how effective his relaxed fighting style can be, with two excellent wins in a tricky group. He narrowly missed out on the silver medal position, taking home the bronze medal and some good competitive experience.

Jonah Goode, in only his second competition, showed great potential and confidence as he beat all three of his opponents with some first-rate, decisive judo. Topping his group, he took home the gold medal, a highly deserved result.

Finally, Eleanor Kearley showed the benefit of competitive experience; methodically winning all her fights in her group. She dispatched her opponents with some excellent and determined judo and came away with a well-earned gold medal.

An excellent day all round for LBJC who will be looking forward to further competitions and a club grading in the autumn.

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