BAGUIO CITY – Judo candidate athletes for the upcoming Batang Pinoy Judo finals come September 15-21, 2018 completed the final requirement to earn qualification as representatives for CAR – Baguio City Judo team as mandated “that all athlete representatives must in their track-record must have participated in a tournament before the conduct of the said national tournament”.
To complete the said requirement, the YMCA-Kaitagi Judo Club, in cooperation with the Cordillera Judo Association, conducted the “YMCA-Kaitagi Judo Cup” held last Sunday, August 26, 2018 at the YMCA Dojo Hall, in two categories of competition for Boys and Girls 12-15 years old and the 12 under category with some 50 athletes participating in the competition.
The Following came out as winners of the tournament:
Lightweight Boys-Novice Division: Champion-Paul Aquino, 1st runner up-Samuel Dino, 2nd runner up-Aldrin Albores. Lightweight Boys: Champion- ZaiJhan Corpuz, 1st runner up-Phoenix Addug, 2nd runner up-Zachary Pineda. Halfmiddleweight-Boys Division: Champion -Ynigo Ramos, 1st runner up- Paglaya De Villa, 2nd runner up- Ulysses Addug and Yuri Niwane.
Middle Weight Boys: Champion-Elquiko Quelino, 1st runner up-Gael Alberto, 2nd runner up-Aeon Kim. Heavy Weight Boys: Champion-Leerenze Tindaan, 1st runner up-Jammil Lorenzo, 2nd runner up-Marco Sotero and Christian Anore. Light Weight Girls: Champion-Sophia Aquino, 1st runner up-Daphne Pineda. Middle Weight Girls: Champion-Zoey Itliong, 1st runner up-Jeza Bulayungan, 2nd runner up-Tala Tadeo and Kaye Ales.
Heavyweight Girls: Champion-Aliyana Mae Lorenzo, 1st runner up-Nikita Guzman, 2nd runner up-Fiona Merino. Openweight Division: Champion-River Baniwas, 1st runner up-Ritchie Bi-ay, 2nd runner up- Seth Theodore Pineda.
All winners will be athlete representatives representing Cordillera Administrative Region in the 2018 Batang Pinoy. The judo fight matches to be played at the Benguet State University.
By: BOBBY VINLUAN