Dallas Invitational/President’s Cup 2015

Dallas Invitational 2015The Dallas Invitational and National President’s Cup was held at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas on November 21-22, 2015. The 6 member team of TEAM WHITE DRAGON brought their A game against a stacked competitive talent pool. The coaching staff consisted of Andrew Lazarz, Blair Watts, and Eugene Hamilton. At the Dallas Invitational, Byron Helmich made his White Dragon Judo Club debut at 66kg. The young judoka had his worked cut out for him but was able to hold his own during his matches. Although he did not medal it was a great learning experience for him. Phillip Vojta also made his debut under the White Dragon label. He took silver in the junior 77kg division. Anna Feygina went 2-2 on the day and collected gold in the Master’s 57kg category. Jay Baker took the bronze in the Master’s light division. Adnan Gutic gain some much needed points to qualify for the 2016 Paralympics. He took 5th at 90kg. Marissa Arndt scored bronze in what is to be her last tournament under the White Dragon logo. In the Presidents Cup, Anna Feygina navigated her way to a bronze medal at 57kg. Jay Baker also took bronze in the brown belt category. Adnan Gutic took his 3rd consecutive Master’s gold of the year.

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