2017 Konjo Dojo Judo Championships

2017 Konjo Dojo Judo Championships 2The 2017 Konjo Dojo Judo Championships took place at the Hillsboro Intermediate School in Hillboro, Missouri on April 1, 2017. The tournament director for the event was the legendary Randy Pierce. Randy Pierce, Bryan Enlow and Derick Wellman officiated this regional event. For the second consecutive year EG3 Eugene Hamilton was the head coach of Team White Dragon. In the junior division, Alex Halon was making his second consecutive appearance at this tournament. He fought splendid and continued to show improvement in his matches. Fred Heidmann scored a second place finish going 3-1 on the day. Dina Fajors made significant progress in her sixth tournament. She place second in her division. Trevor Judge performed well in his shiai debut. The third generation grappler displayed enormous potential winning 2nd place in this tournament. Mason Moore also made his shiai debut. Mason displayed excellent technique for a judoka at his level. He won second place for his efforts. “THE CAM” Cameron Duffield was superior to his opposition. “THE CAM” went undefeated for the second consecutive time in this event. Warrior Princess Saba Fajors showed her dominant kumi kata was no match. She took first in her category. Manareldeen Fajors made his 7th consecutive first place finish of the year. Derek Clardy is beginning to make a name for himself in the senior division. He placed first in his second successive tournament. Bryron Helmrich took second in his weight class. In the veterans divisions, Demonn Smith was third amongst a talented heavyweight division. Ryan Morrow took second in his second tournament back from retirement. Jay Baker’s game is surging. Baker maintained the element of surprise and took 1st with a great Ouchigari in the final. The MVP of this tournament was Philip Vojta. The rising star won 2nd in middleweight division and took the Open division by storm. He won first place with a thunderous left seoinage in the final.

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