Today marked the last day of preparation prior to the start of the individual judo competition days at the Canada Winter Games. The Ontario Judo Team was up and on the go very early this morning for our 8am training.
On Wednesday, the day will begin early with a 7am official weigh-in at the Prince George Hotel in Halifax. This will be followed by a plentiful, nutritious breakfast and lots of time to rest and mentally prepare. The athletes are scheduled to arrive at St. Mary’s University at noon and the competition will begin at 1pm. The Ontario Judo Team will have 7 athletes competing on Wednesday. In the women’s weight classes, Mackenzie Burt (-48kg), Briana McCracken (-52kg), and Nicole Jenicek (-57kg) will compete. The men’s divisions will be represented by Tyler Kamino (-60kg), Luke Heatherington (-66kg), Zachary Burt (-73kg) and Jonah Burt (-81kg).
On Thursday, the schedule will be similar except Ontario’s female competitors will consist of Monika Burgess (-63kg), Amanda Felker (-70kg), Jaya Creavalle (-78kg), and Cynthia Beleno-Stitt (+78kg). Our men competing on Thursday will be Andrew Balach (-90kg), and William (Cody) Dwyer (-100kg).
Tonight the coaches will attend the draw and also look forward to meeting friends and family at the Team Ontario reception this evening.
Stay tuned for more updates.