Penticton’s Goes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team brought home five medals from the first annual Okanagan Winter Classic Tournament in Vernon over the weekend.
In the kids’ divisions, Mason Poon, 16, of Penticton and Kelson Hartlan, 13, of Penticton took gold medals, while Kegan Ingram, 10, of Summerland received a bronze.
In the adult and masters divisions, Tyler de Costa of Osoyoos and Brian Booth of Penticton both won silver medals. The Okanagan Winter Classic was held on Feb. 23 in Vernon.
It was sanctioned by the Canadian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, which is the Canadian arm of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
The Okanagan Winter Classic was the first officially sanctioned CBJJF tournament in Canada to feature a kids’ Division A.
The Goes Jiu-Jitsu competition team trains and fights out of the Goes Jiu-Jitsu gym in Penticton, which was founded in April 2010 by local lawyer and former national champion, Erik Lund. In addition to the competition team, Lund teaches recreational classes for both adults and kids.