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.