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Elite athlete visits judo club

Two time Olympian Sandra Greaves attended the Oxdrift Judo Club for a special clinic and awards night last week.
Greaves was the first and only Canadian female athlete for judo to qualify for the Olympics as a demonstration sport in 1988.
Greaves was many times Canadian Champion and was a mainstay on the National Team for many years.
She was a Pan American Games gold medalist as well as placing in a number of international tournaments.
Greaves is a certified NCCP level 3 coach and has coached the Canadian women’s teams several times.
The demonstration was part of the year end for the Judo Club and awards were given out to Jordan Lindholm for Most Improved Junior, Shawn Goldsbury Most Improved Senior and Cody Armit received the trophy for Most Ousting Judoka of the Year.
Students from the Oxdrift Judo Club attended the Kenora Lake of the Woods Open Judo Tournament on April 15th.  Colby Mckay place 2nd in the U9 boys -23, Cody Armit placed 1st along with team mate Jeremy Gagne placing 2nd in the U11 Mixed -36kg.
Shelby Miller placed 1st in the U13 Girls -57kg, Monon Armit placed 3rd in the senior womens -57kg
Liam Thibadeau place 2nd in the U 15 -74kg, Connor Reimer placed 3rd in the U 15 Boys 74+ kg
Lance Delorme placed 1st in the Senior Mens -90kg and 3rd in the Senior Mens -81kg open.
Sensei’s fighters of the day choices were Jeremy Gagne winning one match with an amazing left hand Tai Otoshi, and Lance Delorme fighting in two divisions resulting in an unheard of twelve matches at four minutes a match.

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