Past News - Page # 3
Sept 2016 Club promotions: 
​Jace Miller - White/Yellow
Liam Juvan - Yellow
Rod Harvey - Yellow
Derek Hall - Yellow
Garyn Kelso - Yellow
Max Vaughn - Orange/Green​
Abbi Bridge - Green
Gavin Mellon - Blue/Purple
Carl Malagodi - Blue/Purple​​​​​​​
Congratulations to all!!!​​
MVJ, fields a large team at the Great Land Martial Arts Judo Clinic with Guest Instructor Justin Breese. 
​A big thanks to Rod Jr., Liam, Logan, Olijah, Jace, Landon, Mackenzie, Abagail, Max, Trevor  and Dave for attending and representing MVJ. 
​Also a big thanks to the parents for bringing the team to the Clinic.
Congrats to Dorian Mellon for placing third in the Juvenile B -81kg division at the 2016 Jr. US Open. Gavin Mellon also fought but did not place.  Way to represent the club guys.
We had five Athletes represent us two weeks ago at the USJF/JA Summer Nationals. We are again proud to have two more MVJ Athletes represent us in the upcoming 2016 Junior US Open in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on July 23rd weekend.

Last year Dorian Mellon placed third in the Juv A +64KG division and he also placed second in the Golden Score Competition. This year he is moving up an age division and we are hoping he can repeat his performance of last year.

Gavin Mellon is looking to get back on the podium on the National scene after placing 3rd at the USJF/JA Winter Nationals but missing out at the USJF/JA Summer Nationals.

Also a big thanks to the parents of all our Athletes that support their kids and our athletes that represent us locally, nationally and sometimes internationally.

Go get them Dorian and Gavin!!!


We have moved.!!

​Same Dimond Mall but now in Room 3-203.   

​​​A big thanks to all the Parents and Judoka that help us move over the July 4th long weekend and the weekend before.  We are back to training Tue, Thur, Fri and Sat.  We are having good turnouts this summer so come and be a part of it.
July 2 & 3 2016 - A big Congrats to Abagail and Mackenzie Harvey for placing second in the Youth Nage-No- Kata competition at the USJF/JA Nationals in Irvine California.  Great Job Girls!!!!
2016 Alaska State Judo Championship - MVJ Results
​Rod Harvey IV 2nd. U7 Bantam 1 -46
Mikayla Juvan 5th. U9 Bantam 2 -55
Liam Juvan. 3rd. U9 Bantam 2 -66
Olijah Armstrong 2nd. U11 Intermediate 1 male. -70
Landon Shooshanian 2nd. U13 Intermediate 2 male -114
Abbi Bridge 3rd. U13 Inter 2 female -114
Gavin Mellon. 4th. U15 Juv A male -128
Garrett Gaydos. 3rd. U15 Juv A male -128
Carl Maligodi. 1st. U15 Juv A male -128
Garyn Kelso. 3rd. U15 Juv A male +141
Logan Juvan. 2nd. U15 Juv A male+141
Abagail Harvey. 1st. U18 Juv B female -114
Mackenzie Harvey 2nd. U18 Juv B female -139
Dorian Mellon. 1st. U18 Juv B male -178
Mackenzie Harvey 1st. Senior female -121
Trevor Grogan. 2nd. Senior male -220
Trevor Grogan. 2nd. Masters open weight
Nage No Kata. 1st. Abagail Harvey, Mackenzie Harvey.
Fukuda cup 1st. Abbi Bridge, Abagail Harvey, Mackenzie Harvey
Saito cup. 2nd. Olijah Armstrong, Gavin Mellon, Carl Maligodi, Dorian Mellon
Trevor Grogan. Males best technique
Logan Juvan. Bill Tinney Judo "fighting spirit" award
Abagail Harvey. Lindsay Hurst Award.
Dorian Mellon. Ricky Caqueria Award.
Landon Shooshanian. MVJ obi award
Last but not least. Alaska Team Points Championship.

Yukon Open – 2016
MVJ results
Olijah Armstrong Male U14 -38kg 3rd
Landon Shooshanian Boys open 2nd
Landon Shooshanian Male U14 -49kg 3rd
Gavin Mellon Male U14 -49kg 1st
Gavin Mellon Male U16 -66kg 2nd
Dorian Mellon Male Heavy WT 1st
Dorian Mellon Male U18 Exhibition 2nd
Click here for larger PIC​
March 12th. 2016 - Mat-Su Judo  Tournament.  Click here for the MVJ Results.
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