Golden Run at Red Belt Rumble

  • 12th October 2014

Red Belt Rumble 2 2014On Sunday 12 October Nicole Brealey, Rebecca Sloan, Johnathan Roe, Daniel Wood, Luke Wood and Christopher Alvey represented our club at the Nottingham Red Belt Rumble Competition that was held at the Ellis Guilford School.

This was the first competition for the two girls who attend our satellite club at the school. Nicole was up first in a pool of four and would need to win all three contests to secure a gold. Nicole looked at home on the mat and breezed through all of her contests dispatching all of her opponents with Waza-ari throws and then holding for Ippon, the three contests each ended in under one minute. This was a fantastic first outing for Nicole at which she secured first place and a gold medal.

Rebecca was on next and again in a pool of four, Rebecca got off to a great start winning her first contest with an Ippon throw and then continued to take the second win with a throw for Waza-ari and then held for Ippon. In her final contest her opponent caught Rebecca off guard and threw her for an Ippon score. This again was a great first outing for this satellite club member securing a credible second place and silver medal.

Johnathan was the first of the boys to be called to the mat and had three contests, this was Johnathan’s first outing in a mainstream event turning 8 years old just a week prior, Jonathan started well holding his opponent for Ippon in the first contest, however the results were not in his favour for the remaining two contests and he finished in third place and received a bronze medal.

Now it was the older three boys turn to take to the mat and Chris was up first, this was only Chris’s second competitive event and he was on top form – Chris bulldozed through all three of his opponents, the first a throw for Waza-ari and then held for Ippon and the remaining two by Ippon throws, all three contests each lasted under 40 seconds, a brilliant result for Chris and a well-deserved first place and gold medal.

Dan and Luke were our last two competitors of the day and they were both drawn in the same pool, Luke quickly dispatched his first opponent with a Waza-ari throw and hold for Ippon, in his second contest he would meet his brother Dan and this sibling contest was a close fought battle with Luke eventually taking the win with another Waza-ari throw and hold for Ippon. Dan would now meet Luke’s first opponent and like his brother before him he quickly took the win by throwing his opponent for Ippon in only 8 seconds. The final placings were Luke first place and gold medal and Dan second place and silver medal.