Hollis Park Judo Invitational 2016

Hollis Park Judo Invitational 2016Team White Dragon was on the road for January 10, 2016. The 2016 Hollis Park Judo Invitational took place at the Hollis Park Recreation Center in Mapleton, Illinois. Derick Wellman and Randy Pierce helped officiate this regional tournament. Demonn Smith was the official coach for Team White Dragon. In the junior division, Issac Valdez De Soto started off well and ended the day with a bronze medal. This tournament saw the White Dragon debut of Bobbie Jo Ridenhour. The Southeast Missouri State graduate showed off her superior newaza skill winning the gold via osaekomi. Glenn Trotter out shined youthful opposition in his category on his way to 3-0 on the day and a gold medal. Dan Raney was the MVP of the tournament with a gold medal in the heavyweight and open divisions.

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