Alexander snares silver at Judo Nationals

Oak Bay teen will represent B.C. at the Western Canada Summer Games this August

  • May. 26, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Oak Bay’s Tristan Alexander won a silver medal at the Canadian National Judo Championships.

Oak Bay’s Tristan Alexander won a silver medal at the Canadian National Judo Championships held earlier this month in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.

The six-foot-six, 275-pound Grade 11 student at Oak Bay High placed second in the under-21 men’s category to Mason Bruneau of the Northwest Territories. Ontario’s Martin Rygielski took the bronze.

Alexander will now go on to represent B.C. at the Western Canada Summer Games this August in Wood Buffalo, Alta.

Alexander has been involved in judo since his dad introduced him to the sport at age seven.

“It’s not only the physical activity, it’s also training your mind. It’s a lot about respect and getting knowledge from older, more experienced people,” said Alexander, who credits his coaches and other members of the Victoria Judo Club for making the countless hours of training enjoyable.

 

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