Yonemori claims gold at national judo event


Former Waiakea High standout Tyler Yonemori won a gold medal at the USA Judo Youth and Scholastic Nationals in March in Miami.

Yonemori, a Hawaii High School Athletic Association and Big Island Interscholastic Federation champion with the Warriors who has been training under former U.S. Olympic medalist Jimmy Pedro, went 5-0 in the 66-kilogram division and qualified for the junior world championships, Oct. 24-27 in Slovenia.

 

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