Moose Jaw will have a Large presence at Februaryís Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook, Nfld.
Jim Large already knew he was going as head coach of the Team Sask womenís hockey team. Now his daughter, Kailey, is joining the provincial delegation as part of the judo team.
The younger Large was one of two members from the Moose Jaw Judo Club to qualify for Corner Brook during trials over the weekend in Watrous. Large and Stephanie Legault will compete in the under-52 and under-48 kilogram classes, respectively. Both won gold in their junior events at Watrous.
Their efforts were part of a 16-medal haul ó nine gold, four silver and three bronze ó for the Moose Jaw club.
Mark Pivivor (senior menís under-86 kg and over-100 kg) and Ken Blandford (senior menís under-90-kg and masters) each had double-gold performances.
Other double medalists were Matthew Byer (gold, cadet boysí under-20 kg and bronze, under-26 kg), Marisa Kerr (gold, cadet girlsí under-52 kg and silver, junior womenís under-52 kg) and Brian Smith (bronze in both junior menís over-74 kg and senior menís under-90 kg).
Single medal winners were Alana Kerr (gold, senior womenís over-78 kg), Dan Orescanin (silver, senior menís under-90 kg), Chris Gerry (silver, cadet boysí under-30 kg) and Cameron Walker (silver, cadet boysí under-26 kg).
Other cadet boys posting top results were Connor MacDonald (fourth, under-30 kg), Steven Gerry (sixth, under-30 kg), Leigh White (fourth, under-34 kg), Jarryd Denne (fifth, under-38 kg), Garth Rivers (fourth, under-43 kg) and Jordan Barns (fifth, over-48 kg).
Three more Moose Javians also earned fifth-place results in their respective events. They were: Mark Kerr (junior menís over-74 kg), Alex Carleton (senior menís under-86 kg) and Steve Barns (senior menís over-100 kg).
Appeared in the Moose Jaw Times-Herald Nov 10, 1998