Islanders Taylan and Tegan Yuasa recently competed at the USA Judo Junior Olympics, which took place June 24-26 in Irving, Texas, as well as the United States Judo Federation national championships July 2 and 3 at University of California, Irvine.
At the Junior Olympics, Taylan won the silver medal in the 55kg International Judo Federation men’s junior division, while Tegan placed sixth in the boys 44kg Juvenile A division. Tegan also placed fourth in the International Juvenile A 44kg division.
At the Judo Federation national championships, Taylan won a silver medal in the senior men’s 55kg division, and a bronze in the 55kg International Judo Federation men’s junior division. Tegan compiled a 5-1 record in the boys 44kg Juvenile A division to claim the silver medal.
Both Taylan and Tegan are members of the Budokan Judo Club in Seattle. Taylan is currently ranked second in the nation on the USA Judo rankings in the International Judo Federation male 55kg division and third in the nation in senior male 55kg. Taylan previously competed at the Junior World Championships last November in Abu Dhabi.