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Garcia’s Judo has four placers, six trophies

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The 2017 Jack Bradford Memorial Judo Tournament was held in the Valley of the Sun last weekend with over 100 competitors and 100 degree heat outside.

Garcia Judo of Gallup once again came through with flying colors as the four young students earned six awards for their efforts. Quincy N. Smith earned a second place award and Isabelle V. Acque earned first place in their respective divisions. Sensei Miguel Garcia was a little extra proud of the two students who earned double awards at this tournament.

Jo-cia J. Long earned first place in the 87 pound class and moved up to 112 pounds, where she finished second. Marley J. Tso, known as Monster by her peers and teachers, also fought in two divisions, taking second place in both.

“Congratulations to this crew of fighters,” Sensei Miguel said. “And many thanks to the parents for backing their kids.”

By Tom Hartsock

Sun Correspondent