Friday, September 28, 2007

O’Neil bounced at judo World Cup

Olympic Training Center judo player Josh O’Neil dropped a second-round match today at the Super World Cup in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Competing in the 132.2-pound division, O’Neil defeated Armenia’s Artur Srapyan, then lost to Russia’s Ruslan Kishmakov, the reigning European champion, in the second round. O’Neil was eliminated when Kishmakov lost to Hungary’s Laszlo Burjan in the next round.

OTC resident Ryan Reser, a gold medalist at the Pan American Games, will compete Saturday at 160.9 pounds. When Reser fought in Rotterdam last year, he won a silver medal at an A-level World Cup.

Springs modern pentathletes finish at junior worlds

Two Colorado Springs residents competed Thursday in the finals of the Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.

Margaux Isaksen scored 5,128 points to finish in 18th place in the girls division. She had 1,192 points in the swimming competition and 1,116 points in the bike ride.

On the boys side, Sam Sacksen totaled 4,704 points for a 33rd-place finish. He had 1,288 points in the swim and 1,132 points in the shoot.

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