JMJC Win 7 Medals in Montreal

girlcupsMontreal, QC - Athletes from the Jason Morris Judo Center (JMJC) in Glenville, NY enjoyed a stellar weekend at the Quebec Open in Montreal which is held right next to the 1976 Olympic stadium in the Pierre Charbonneau Center. The JMJC added 7 medals to their total now of 82 at the Quebec Open. SCCC student, Maria Dhami (18) led the way taking home two gold medals, her first at the Quebec Open. Dhami captured the under21 52kg title in dominating fashion going 4-0 winning all of her matches by ippon (full point) on the first day of competition, November 3. On day 2, Dhami won the 52kg seniors women's elite division which included winning a semi final thriller against 2013 Cadet World Champion, Jessica Klimkait (Canada). This was sweet payback as Klimkait defeated Dhami on her home soil just two weeks ago at the JMJC hosted, Morris Cup in Burnt Hills. Tony Sangimino (23) was on his game and claimed his first 81kg Quebec Open title going 5-0 on the day. Sangimino avenged a loss earlier in the year to 2013 Cadet World Champion, Louis Krieber Gagnon (Canada) by knocking off the Canadian in a 2nd round overtime battle which Tony ended with a slick new move for ippon (full point). Brad Bolen cruised to 66kg victory claiming his second Quebec Open title posting a 5-0 record. Bolen won all of his matches by ippon (full point) with four of them coming via his signature choke, the "Bolen Arrow". This served a nice tuneup for Bolen as he gets ready to compete in the Samoa World Cup, November 15-16. Bolen's JMJC teammates, Nick Kossor (27) and Alex Turner (20) will be going as well. Hannah Martin (25) continued to pile up the hardware this year winning her third Quebec Open gold, but first at 63kg and 6th overall medal. Martin's last event of the year will be the Abu Dhabi grand prix, November 22-23 as she tries to move up in the world rankings as she sits at a career high #11 currently. Alex Turner (20) turned his best performance to date taking a silver medal (his first) in the very deep 73kg weight class only losing in the final in an overtime thriller to David Ancor (Canda). Turner was impressive throughout the event displaying a variety of techniques going 5-1 on the day.

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