WAYNE, NJ — Athletes from the Glenville-based Jason Morris Judo Center won eight total medals at the Garden State Judo Classic Championships on Sept. 12.
Melissa Myers (25) continued her success winning a gold in the 70kg women’s elite division. The JMJC athletes made a clean sweep of the men’s 60kg category with Julien Crisostomo (18) taking the gold, Zach Judy (28) winning silver, and Kyle Tran (16) coming in third. Kyle won a gold in his regular division, Cadet 60kg (under 18). Ari Berliner (23) won a silver in the men’s 66kg division while his brother Kell (27) picked up a bronze in the 90kg men’s elite weight class. Will van den Broeck (28) also won a bronze in the 90kg division. Burnt Hills High School junior, Thomas Pawlinga (16) played well in his first event, winning a bronze in the Cadet (under 18) 66kg category. Burnt Hills 6th grader, Dani Morris (11), was a double medalist, winning a gold in the 11-12 yrs. heavyweights; then moved up a division but still managed a bronze medal in the 13-14 yrs. heavyweight category. Dani’s twin sister and Burnt Hills 6th grader, Randi Morris, picked up a silver in the 11-12 yrs. middleweight division. Burnt Hills High School graduate, Victoria Ferrante (24), took a silver in the women’s brown belt 57kg category and picked up a bronze in the 57kg women’s elite to close out the JMJC medal count.