West Central Illinois Judo Invitational 2019

The West Central Illinois Judo Invitational (formerly the Hollis Park Judo Invitational) took place on January 6, 2019 at the Hollis Park Recreational Center in Mapleton, Illinois. Team White Dragon sent the young dragons in this tournament. Kartemis Heary made his shiai debut. Heary got off to tremendous start in the preliminaries with a thunderous osotogari. In the semifinal he showed off his exceptional newaza with a submission win. The rookie judoka ended the day 3-1 with a silver medal for his efforts. Phillip Vojta earned the MVP honors for second consecutive year in this event. The phenom rolled through his competition going an undefeated 6-0. He took gold in his weight class and the open division.

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