Special awards went to, from left, Jarrod Naberhaus, Male Grand Champion, Fighting Spirit Award; Katie Germain, Female Grand Champion; Hunter Anderson, Sensei (Coachs) Award; Joseph Keemchard, Best Technique Award.
Gold Medalist in the first row from left is Hanna Stargel, Katie Germain, Jacob Machina and Joseph Keemchard. Second row, from left is Jesus Martinez, Thomas Burrage, Joshua Rushing, Joseph Thomas, Austin Fackender and Ben OHanlon.
On Saturday, Dec. 15, 63 students competed in the Summerlin Slam Judo Championships VIII at Bartow High School.
It continues to be one of a unique event that Summerlin Academy, in conjunction with Summerlin Judo, holds each semester. It began in May 2008 and more tan 450 students from Summerlin, Bartow High, and International Baccalaureate have competed in a Slam event over the years.