VALENZUELA CITY – The Cordillera Judo Kids again made it to the top against opponents in the 2nd Valenzuela City Invitational Judo Championship held at the Valenzuela Astrodome on February 23, 2019.
The Cordillera kids hauled most medals in the two division judo championships in the Kids Division, Juvenile Division and the Juniors Division, with a total 5 gold medals, 9 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals. In addition, special awards for the Best “Ippon” throw in the competition added two more gold medals in the haul.
In the results of the Judo Championships provided for by Sensei Sharon Kaybelle Dino, the 20 man team produced the the following winners: Kids Division – gold medallists: -27 kgs. – Zhaijan Mryle C. Corpuz, -42 kgs. – Yugo Ramos. Silver medallists; -32 kgs. – Analyn Dino, -34 kgs. – Alexyz Aeon R. Allan. Bronze medallists; – 27 kgs. – Jan Samuel Dino, -42 kgs. – Paglaya De Villa.
Juvenile Division: Gold Medalists; -42 kgs. Mikee Ian B. Trinidad, – 46kgs. Lorenz G. Tindaan, -52 kgs. Mariah Christine Pauly, -55 kgs. Marco Paul Sotero, +57 kgs. Fiona Merino, -60 kgs. Wright P. Lonogan. Silver medallist; -44 kgs. Skyler Martin. Bronze medallists; -50 kgs. Jammil Bien R. Lorenzo.
Juniors Division: Gold Medalists; -44 kgs. Jeza Bulayungan, -57 kgs. Aliyana Mae R. Lorenzo, -66 kgs. Russel Rhey F. Lorenzo.
Also participating were Mark Quirimit, Aeon Lance Kim, and Antonio Abriol Jr. but fell short in their medal quest.
The Cordillera Judo Association contingents also bag Best “Ippon” citations, awarded to -42 kgs. Mikee Ian B. Trinidad and +57 kgs. Fiona Merino.
Coaches Sensei Rowena Lorenzo and Sensei Sharon Kaybelle Dino handled the team during the competition. Also with the team was Sensei Roland Dino who was assigned as contest referee.
Baguio Instructors Sensei Willy Dino and Sensei Ferdinand Cudao and the Judo Mom’s of the CJA also continued their unending support for the kids.
By: BOBBY VINLUAN