What a way to call it a year. The Moose Jaw Judo Club travelled to Swift Current for their final meet of the season and the local unit walked away with a first place finish.
But the success didn't stop with the over-all team title. Len Partridge, clinched a berth on the Saskatchewan provincial and will be making the trip to Oshawa, Ontario for the Canadian Judo Championships.
Lee Ann Hanson was named to the women's provincial side and will be making the trek to Prince Rupert, British Columbia for the Canadian Women's championships.
Ken Fitzsimmons and Partridge will also be taking part in the Can-Am meet to be held in Spokane, Washington. Partridge capped off his successful weekend by being promoted to the provincial A referee status.
Stella Marie Dellabough collected a second place medal in the junior girls under 70 pounds class while in the senior women's under 130 pounds Hanson placed second.
In the junior boys' competition Jordan Dellabough came second in the under 50 pounds class while Josh Wiens was third.
Kenric Phillips earned a second in the 60 pound group while the Moose Jaw club had fourth, fifth and sixth spots in the under 70 pound class. Kevin Gabel, Greg Kreiitzer and Todd Courtnage placed fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
Kyle Johnson topped the under 80 pounds junior class while Billy Henderson came fourth and Billy Gowdin notched a sixth.
Darren Jones was third in the under 90 pound grouping while Jimmy Wiens placed fourth in the under 100 pounds class. Tim Hatcher notched a fifth in the under 100 pounds group.
Dorian Dellabough was second in the junior boys under 115 pounds class.
In senior men's under 190 pounds Fitzsimmons came second, Vern MacDonald fourth and Bruce McIvor fifth.
Partridge carried off a second place showing in the senior men's black belt under 209 pounds.
Appeared in the Moose Jaw Times-Herald April 1981