Menomonee Judo Makes a Statement in Milwaukee

Wahadachi 2012 - photo by Howard Samuels

The Menomonee Judo Club got the year off to a great start with a dominant performance at the Wahadachi Judo Tournament in Milwaukee. The team took home 10 medals on Sunday. The tournament attracted more than 250 of the top competitors from around the Midwest. The competition was fierce and the quality of Judo was extremely high.

The Menomonee contingent consisted of 16 players. Each and every one of them gave a supreme effort. I couldn’t be more proud of our performance as a club.

Here are the complete results for the Menomonee Judo Club:

Wahadachi Judo Tournament, Milwaukee, WI – January 29, 2012

  1. Erich Sauer – 1st place
  2. Michael Mutz – 1st place
  3. Audrey Pettigrew – 1st place
  4. Manuel Rosenkranz – 2nd place
  5. Abrianna Berg – 2nd place
  6. Paul Coons – 2nd place
  7. Soren Birnbaum – 2nd place
  8. Isabella Kurkulis – 2nd place
  9. David Anderson – 3rd place
  10. Howard Wilson – 3rd place
  11. Max Samuels – 4th place
  12. Max Antoniou – 4th place
  13. Bridget Gibbons – 4th place
  14. Joe DeFrino – 5th place
  15. Ben Glick – 5th place
  16. Bodie Florsheim – 5th place

1st – 3
2nd – 5
3rd – 2
4th – 3
5th – 3

All of our students trained extremely hard leading up to the event. Their hard work and dedication showed on the mat.

We plan on using our results at this tournament as a springboard to a great 2012!

I want to thank our wonderful coaching staff and parents / supporters for playing an important role in the club’s success. It’s truly a team effort at the Menomonee Judo Club.

Our next tournament takes place on Sunday February 26, 2012 in Hawthorn Woods, IL.

Go Menomonee !!!

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