UPDATE: Spring Hopes Youth Judo Championship

By Diego Osorio | April 29, 2014, 5:36 p.m. (ET)

In Moscow, Russia, a team of 13-14 year old boys represented USA this past weekend at the Spring Hopes Youth Judo Championships. The event hosted over 700 competitors in different weight divisions ranging from 32kg to +60kg.

On day one of the tournament, Liam Wright from Universal Judo Texas won 5 matches but lost in the finals earning the silver medal in the 60kg division; a category that consisted of more than 50 athletes. 

In the 38kg division, from the Georgian Wrestling School in New York, Leon Simakhov scored the bronze medal with an impressive 6-1 performance.

Athletes / Results:

32kg - Corbin Mallo

38kg – Leon Simakhov (Bronze medal)

42kg – Rafael Catalan

50kg – Dallas Worthington

60kg – Liam Wright (Silver medal)

+60kg – Hovanes Khanbekyan