Thursday, 18 April 2024 16:43

Local Athletes Win Judo Gold

Ramon Hernandez and Melissa Myers pose with their Garden State Judo Classic awards. Photo provided by Jason Morris. Ramon Hernandez and Melissa Myers pose with their Garden State Judo Classic awards. Photo provided by Jason Morris.

SCOTIA — Athletes from the Jason Morris Judo Center in Scotia participated in both the Garden State Classic in Wayne, New Jersey, as well as the New York Open, which was held at the historic New York Athletic Club.

Ari Berliner competed for Team USA at the New York Open in 66kg and helped them earn a bronze medal, tying Germany and beating Poland and Canada. 

Ramon Hernandez, Melissa Myers, and Kyle Tran all won gold medals at the 14th Annual Garden State Classic. Hernandez and Myers also won “Most Outstanding Player” awards. Tran won gold in the 66kg U21 division, while Hernandez won the elite 81kg category. Myers also captured the 78kg title.

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