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USA Wins Team Bronze in Men's Open, David Volyn Wins Silver in Junior Division at the Maccabiah Games

July 22, 2009, 12 a.m. (ET)

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) - David Volyn (Flemington, N.J. / Liberty Bell Judo) won a silver medal in the junior division of the Macciabiah Games in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 20.

Sixteen-year-old Volyn won his first two matches in the 55kg category by ippon (instant win), but lost a close final to Guilherme Koji Minakawa (BRA) by a yuko (quarter point) score.

 Max Bermont and Andrew Varga, both of the Menomonee Judo Club in Chicago, both placed fifth.

 Ben Feiger, also of the Menomonee Judo Club, went 0-2 and did not advance to the medal rounds.

 The United States had seven athletes compete in the men's team event where Team USA won a bronze medal, posting a win against Argentina and losses to Israel and Russia.

 Members of the team included: 

  • Lindsey Durlacher (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
  • Adam Moyerman (Philadelphia, Pa. / Liberty Bell Judo)
  • Eugene Edyleman
  • Kevin Toll (Havertown, Pa. / Liberty Bell Judo)
  • Aaron Cohen (Buffalo Grove, Ill. / Cohen's Judo)
  • Barry Friedberg (Brooklyn, N.Y. / NYAC)
  • Anatoliy Kenis (Holland, Pa. / Liberty Bell Judo)