Way to go!

Published on Wed, Sep 30, 2009
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Birch Bay residents Ralph Bajema, 73, and Stuart Kawasaki, 47, medaled at the just-completed master’s U.S. Judo Championships held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California Saturday, September 26. Bajema was awarded the gold medal in the 70-74 year-old, 160-pound division. He also won a bronze medal in the 65-69-year-old 176-pound division. Kawasaki won the 45-49-year-old, 145-pound division, losing his first match but coming back to win the second.