(L-R): Dan Nillo

Jiu-Jitsu competitors grab medals in Kelowna

Local competitors haul in medals at Okanagan Summer Classic Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Castlegar’s Dan Nillo took home one gold, two silver, and one bronze, and won the open weight absolute division for no Gi Blue Belts at the “Okanagan Summer Classic Jiu-Jitsu Tournament” held at Sunplex Arena in Kelowna on Saturday, July 20.

Coach Ben Jolicouer also proudly took possession of the second place overall team trophy for the kids/teens combined rankings. Jake Rudkowski won two golds and a silver in the absolute division, losing only once in the tournament to teammate Nillo in the finals.

Kootenay Jiu-Jitsu Academy is located inside Peak Physique in downtown Castlegar and is always accepting new students. For more information contact assistant coach Ken Postnikoff at 687-1654.


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