KENT, WA, FEBRUARY 17, 2018 – Washington State Judo Championships
Straight Blast Gym of Montana’s Stella Davison is one step closer to making the USA Olympic Judo Team.
Davison placed 1st in the International Judo Federation Junior Division at the Washington State Judo Championships.
The 16-year-old athlete and green belt in Judo is reaching for the USA Olympic Judo team. The tournament in Washington is one of many that Davison will compete in this year to rise to the level of Olympic athlete.
Davison said of the experience, “What a great way to start this year’s competitions, and this is only the beginning. I’m looking forward to many more successful tournaments. I will continue to train hard and make the improvements needed to be the best! As always, thank you so much to everyone who continues to support me and goals.”
Davison trains with SBG’s Coach Sean Saadi, a black belt in Judo. Saadi said of the results, “We’ve been preparing since July last year for the 2018 season. Becoming the WA State Champion was a good warm-up to the 7 national tournaments we have planned for 2018. Stella is poised to make Team USA and start climbing the international ranking ladder very soon.”
Davison will leave March 2nd for Pennsylvania, where she will try to earn a spot on the national team.