Universities best judoka descended onto Sheffield at the weekend as they battled it out for the right to be crowned 2019 BUCS National Champions this weekend.
Day one saw judoka going for individual glory in the 1 Kyu and Above and 2 Kyu and Below competitions.
There were a number of outstanding judo on show with a number of medallists from World and European competition including a host of current British champions.
The University of Wolverhampton enjoyed a stellar weekend on the mat with a number of medals in the 1 Kyu and Above competition with four gold medals out of a possible six on offer. Acelya Toprak retained her title at -57kg defeating fellow Wolverhampton judoka Jodie Caller in close-fought final. Jemima Yeats-Brown made short work of the -78kg competition while Kelly Peterson-Pollard (-70kg) and Molly Storey (-52kg) joined their colleagues on top of the podium.
Glasgow and the University of Nottingham were Wolverhampton’s closest challengers on the day as the only other universities with top two winners in the 1 Kyu and Above.
York enjoyed a good day in the 2 Kyu and Below competition with Gold medals for both Elliot Morton (-66kg) and Alexander Dubovitskiy (-73kg).
With such a strong lineup, it was again University of Wolverhampton topping the podium as they continued their dominant run in the team format as they went undefeated throughout the day to claim yet another title.
Bath University took home Gold in the Mens event followed by a strong Nottingham side in the silver medal position. Bath didn’t have it all their own way however with Durham pushing them all the way in the semi finals resulting in a 3-2 scoreline before they defeated Nottingham 4-1 in the final with Cameron Jackson claiming the sole point for Nottingham in the +90kg dead rubber in the final contest of the day.