December 3, 2012 ( Chicago, IL ) :
The future champions of Menomonee Judo were on display at the first In-Club Tournament of the year. More than 50 up and coming Judo players began the process of becoming the next junior national champion from Menomonee Judo. Many of the top players in the club’s illustrious history have started their competitive careers at these events. ” The in-club tournaments are a perfect way for our young players to gain experience in a controlled and comfortable setting. “, explained Menomonee Judo head instructor, Brett Wolf. More than 110 matches were contested in just under three hours.
Menomonee runs three to four of these events a year for their younger and less experienced players. The quality of Judo was at a surprisingly high level, considering the age and experience of most of the participants. Another unique aspect of these tournaments are the national level players from Menomonee that come to coach, score keep and referee. ” It’s my job to help prepare the next generation of Menomonee Judo players to keep our club at the top of Judo in the United States. ” proclaimed fourteen year old, Ben Glick.
The next Menomonee Judo In-Club Tournament is scheduled for late February 2013.