2016 Konjo Dojo Judo Fall Championships

2016-konjo-dojo-fall-judo-championships-2The 2016 Konjo Dojo Judo Fall Championships took place at the Hillsboro Intermediate School in Hillboro, Missouri on September 10, 2016. The tournament director for the event was the legendary Randy Pierce. Derick Wellman officiated this regional event. Team White Dragon was coach by Eugene Hamilton. Team White Dragon was highly successful as all members medaled at this event. Three member of the judo team made their tournament debuts. In the junior division, Alex Halon displayed exceptional potential in his debut at this event. He took 2nd place in his category. Julius Amann faced tough opposition in his debut and placed third respectfully. Saba Fajor, sister of Manareldeen Fajors, rolled through her competition in her debut. She made it look easy taking first place. Veronica Booker improved from her debut at the 2016 North South Judo Tournament. She went undefeated in her division taking home 1st place. Riesen Riley made her way through a tough division and placed third. Cameron Duffield displayed excellent newaza and his opponents had no answer for his game. “The Cam” went 3-0 on the day. Manareldeen Fajors won first place in his division for the second consecutive time. In the senior division, Sam Coln’s desire, determination, and drive proved too great for his opposition as he won first place for the first time in his young judo career. Philip Vojta pulled off a couple of upsets in his category winning 1st place for the first time for Team White Dragon. Adnan Gutic scored the MVP honors in this tournament by taking first in weight class with a patented tomonage in the medal round. The veterans division saw the likes of Glen Trotter working an aggressive all around game. He went 4-1 on the day on his way first place showing. Jay Baker placed 2nd in a talented division. Demonn Smith took 1st place for the first time this year in the heavyweight division.

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