Castlegar Produces Three Provincial Champions

Hard work and good instruction produces tangible results in competition

Smiles were well-earned by athletic competitors

Kootenay Jiu Jitsu Academy students Jacob Rudkoski, Connor Nelson, and Perry Thompson captured Gold at the Canadian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s B.C. Provincials November 16 in Burnaby. The team also took home 3rd overall in the kids division amidst clubs from the Vancouver area, the Okanagan, and Calgary.

From top left:

Josh Fogul- Silver in Gi,

 

Head Coach Ben Jolicouer takes the kids’ team to a 3rd place trophy

 

Assistant coach Ken Postnikoff.- Silver in No Gi,

 

Perry Thompson won Gold in Gi,

 

Jake Rudkoski took three Golds and a Bronze

 

Brandon George with a Bronze

 

Connor Nelson with Double Golds!

 

Ben Fogul with a Bronze,

 

Ryan Trickey with a Silver,

 

Robyn Leigh with four Silvers (gi, no gi, gi absolute, and no gi absolute)

 

Jonathan Beatie with a Silver and a Bronze,

 

Caleb Nelson with a Bronze,

 

Elliot Ford with a 5th place finish a a big division,

 

and Evan Ford with a bronze and a Silver.

 

Missing in this photo are Nahum Colwell who picked up a silver and bronze, and Joe Dumont with a Bronze.

 

 

Kootenay Jiu Jitsu is located inside of Peak Physique in downtown Castlegar and accepts new students all year ’round.