Brandon Slooyer’s goal is national gold, silver or bronze. At the Prince George Open judo tournament, he showed he’s ready for the challenge that lies ahead.
Slooyer, a 15-year-old from the North Capital Judo Club, was a powerful presence at the meet, held Saturday at the Civic Centre. In the U-17 under-73-kilogram class, he used his strength, speed and flawless groundwork to win all four of his matches. When he moved up to the senior men’s blue to black belt division, his only loss came against 17-year-old Quinn Clemas of the Prince George Judo Club.
At the Prince George Open, Clemas won all four of his matches — two in the U-20 junior men’s class and two in the senior men’s blue to black belt division. In the U-20 under-81kg category, he’s among the best in B.C. and is training hard for the July nationals.
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