Tohkon Classic XXI 2016

The 21st Tohkon Classic took place at the Oak Lawn Park District Pavilion in Oak Lawn, Illinois ontohkon-judo-classic-2016-4 June 11, 2016. 7th dan Randy Pierce assisted in the officiating of this tournament. Demonn Smith was the player/ coach for Team White Dragon. This tournament has proven to be one of the most competitive events of the year for Team White Dragon. The margin of error was slim to none. Adam Young showed significant improvement in this tournament scoring a win in the preliminaries but was unable to advance to the medal stand. It was an enlightening learning experience for gokyu Tsengee Erdenebayer. Robin showed lots of potential and made the best of his opportunity by scoring a bronze medal in his tournament debut. Byron Helmrich got off to a slow start but came on strong in the end. He did not qualify for a medal. Phillip Vojta scored wins against some credible opponents. He took bronze in his category. Bryan Enlow won the only gold medal for Team White Dragon in this tournament. He went 4-0 on the day. Demonn Smith showed signs of returning to mid season form with a solid performance. Smith took bronze in the veteran’s heavyweight category and silver in the open division.

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