Louie Noble Jr., Derek Jen, and Aaron Jen competed in the May 2013 San Mateo Boys and Girls Club Judo Developmental Tournament. This is a small informal tournament put on 4 times a year for kids to give beginners competition experience.
Aaron was in a division in which he rolled though all 4 of his matches with ease and used the opportunity to try techniques he had not pulled off in competition before. Derek was in a really tough division. Not only was his division filled with kids his belt level and higher, but many of the kids were also significantly heavier. Derek ended up winning 4 out of his 6 matches. Louie Noble Jr. dominated and won all 6 of his matches by either pinning or throwing his opponents for ippon.
In the end, Louie and Aaron placed 1st and Derek placed 3rd in their respective divisions.
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