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Islanders earn top finishes at junior Nationals judo tournament | Sports brief

Tegan Yuasa, right, finished in third place in his division at the Junior National Judo Championships in Spokane in early July. - Contributed photo
Tegan Yuasa, right, finished in third place in his division at the Junior National Judo Championships in Spokane in early July.
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Two Mercer Island residents, Tegan and Taylan Yuasa competed in the USJF-USJA Junior Nationals judo tournament in Spokane in early July.

Tegan Yuasa, a fourth grader at West Mercer had four wins and two losses in the intermediate 1 26kg division and finished third out of 13 kids from across the U.S. in the division.

Taylan Yuasa, a sophomore at Mercer Island High School, competed in the juvenile B 50kg division and the IJF 50kg division. He's a member of the MIHS wrestling team.

Both compete and train at the Budokan Judo Club in Seattle. There were over 450 competitors at the event, held at the Spokane Convention Center.

 

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