LAASS, Lavanna

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Judo BC Team Member
Name: Lavanna Laass
Hometown: Prince George
Club: Hart Judo Academy
Belt Level: Shodan
Weight Class: -63 kgs

Role Models
My coach, Bruce Kamstra

Career Highlights
Canadian National Championships, Saguenay QC: Silver
US National Championships, Honolulu HI: Gold
Quebec Open, Montreal QC: Bronze
Ontario Open, Whitby ON: U21 Bronze; Sr Silver

Canadian National Championships, Richmond BC: Bronze

Favourite Competition Moment
My first time placing at the Canadian National Championships. I won Bronze in Toronto ON in 2012; it was my fourth time competing at the Nationals for team BC. I had my heart set on a medal, and had trained every day that year with that goal on my mind. I fought well that day, I was not nervous or worried, completely in control. Finally winning that medal was the highlight of my year, the first of many medals to come, and sparked a competitive streak in me that has yet to fade.

Interests Outside Judo
Travelling and meeting new people! I also love reading, shopping, getting coffee with friends, watching scary movies, biking and downhill skiing.

Favourite Quote
Today, I will do what others won’t, so that tomorrow I can do what others can’t.

Twitter: @lavanna63kg