Last Saturday, Club Olympians took part in the Tohkon Classic judo tournament in Chicago. The Tohkon Classic rocks and visiting Chicago is always a good time. Unlike most tournaments, the adults went before the juniors.
Lauren , 13, decided to compete both at her normal level and at the adult advanced level. In the latter group she faced a 27 year old that out-weighed her by 12 pounds.
While Lauren lost, it was a hard fought match, and it was very good experience.
Grant Johnson had a very good tournament with some very hard-fought matches.
While the adults were finishing up, the juniors warmed-up.
This was Sophia’s 10th tournament. Last year at the Tohkon Classic she scored some points but lost all of her matches.
This year she won two out of her three matches and came in 2nd.
Luckily, I was able to get a number of decent photos of Mitchell V. at work.