Friday, 02 August 2013 11:52

Hatton, Turner Claim Gold in Miami

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MIAMI — 2013 Burnt Hills High School graduate, Jack Hatton, 17, and Schenectady County Community College student, Alex Turner, 20, from the Jason Morris Judo Center won titles in their respective divisions at the 25th Annual Jr. U.S. Open in Miami on Sunday, July 28.

Turner won the 73kg under-21 division, posting a 4-0 record on the day and picked up the $250 first prize. Turner then went on to clinch the Grand Championship for under-73kg and claimed another $75 going 3-0 in the “first score wins” Golden Score format. Hatton captured the gold in the 81kg under 21 category, going 4-0 to grab the $250 first prize money. Hatton then won the Grand Championship in the over 73kg division, knocking off much heavier opponents to snag another $75 going 3-0.

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