Thursday, 22 July 2021 15:26

JMJC Wins 17 Medals in NJ

Ari Berliner (blue) throwing opponent on the way to 73kg Gold.  Photo by Lou DiGesare/ Ari Berliner (blue) throwing opponent on the way to 73kg Gold. Photo by Lou DiGesare/

PATERSON, NJ — Athletes from the Glenville-based Jason Morris Judo Center won 17 overall medals including seven Gold at the 16th Annual Summer Slam Judo Championships held at the JFK High School in Paterson, NJ on Sunday, July 18. 

Kyle Tran (15) led the way - winning Gold in the 15-16yrs. 60kg weight class, winning Gold in the 17-18yrs. category, and picking up a Silver in the men’s elite 60kg division. Ian Berliner was also a triple medalist – winning Gold in the men’s brown belt 66kg division, Bronze in the men’s 66kg weight class, and Bronze in the 17-18yrs. 66kg category. Priscilla Foster (17) was a double Gold medal winner, taking the women’s elite 48kg division as well as the 17-18yrs. 48kg category. Ari Berliner (22) moved up a weight and won the 73kg elite men’s division, while Melissa Myers (25) captured a Gold in the women’s elite 70kg weight class. Zach Judy (28) pulled down the men’s 60kg title, then Kell Berliner (27) took a Bronze in the men’s 90kg category. Jess Alaynick (18) was a double medalist, taking Silver in the women’s 78kg as well as a Bronze in the 17-18yrs. 78kg category. Angelica Foster (14) was also a double medalist, winning Bronze in the 13-14yrs. 48kg weight class as well as a Bronze in the 15-16yrs. division. Eduardo Cruz (19) picked up a Bronze in the men’s brown belt 73kg division to close out the JMJC medal count at the Summer Slam. 

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