Team BC captured two gold, two silver and two bronze medals at the Sask Open today in Regina.
Abby Lloyd (Prince George Judo Club) won the -48kg U17 division defeating Britni Trombu of Manitoba and Josie Lehner of Saskatchewan by ippon. Kristi Roots (Port Coquitlam Judo Club), who recently return to competition following a knee injury, also captured gold in the -70 kg senior division defeating by ippon Charmaine Keenatch and Emily Schaa, and by wazari Nicole Dyck. All three of her opponents were from Saskatchewan.
Lloyd followed up her gold medal performance by capturing gold in the -48 kg U20 division. She beat Eryn Landon of Saskatchewan by ippon, Lorena Kaegi of Manitoba by decision, and Josie Lehner of Saskatchewan to get the gold medal match. She lost to Lorena Kaegi by ippon but redeemed herself in their final match by defeating Kaegi by wazari to win the division.
Kurt Roots (Port Coquitlam Judo Club), the sole male fight for BC at this event, had to settle to silver in the -73 kg U17 division losing twice to Bryce Martindale. He beat Aaron McKenna of Alberta by ippon, Keegan Lund of Saskatchewan by decision and Theo Lysyk of Alberta by ippon to get to the gold medal round.
Kristi Roots also had a double medal day by capturing bronze in the -70 kg U20 division. She lost to Emily Schaan of Saskatchewan by ippon, defeated Georgia Larden (Steveston Judo Club) by ippon and finally lost to Nicole Dyck of Saskatchewan by ippon. Larden (Steveston Judo Club) finished 4th. She lost to Nicole Dyck of Saskatchewan by ippon and beat Jordan Landry of Alberta by ippon before losing to Roots.
Lisa Nakajima (Steveston Judo Club) and Provincial Coach, Bruce Kamstra captured the bronze medal in Juno Kata.
The team returns to Vancouver tomorrow following a team training session in the morning.