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Team Cactus Sage takes home silver at Arizona State Judo Championship's

posted Apr 5, 2016, 10:25 AM by Robert Nolan   [ updated Apr 5, 2016, 10:36 AM ]
February 27th 2016

 The 2016 Arizona State Judo Championships (Hosted by Desert Judo of Glendale AZ and Tucson Judo) was a massive undertaking, with an extraordinarily large turnout this year! It was so wonderful to see a all of our favorite Judoka from around the valley, the state and even our friends from California! But what is even better than a large turnout for our local 
tournaments ? 
Our very own Ricky Harper took home the silver medal, loosing his first match and then viciously fighting his way back through the entirety of the 12 man senior's novice bracket back to the novice grand finals. Ricky made great use of technique and momentum, taking advantage of opponent's poor posture to fire off his favorite renraku waza (連絡技) and renzoku waza (連続技)[Continuous/Combination/ Machine-gun techniques). Congratulations to Ricky, he is a great example of excellence on and off the mat and Cactus Sage School is proud to call him a student and friend.