In July Hollis Park was represented by Blaine Duhs in the 2017 edition of the US Open Judo Championships. The US Open is an annual, international Judo tournament conducted by USA Judo. This was Blaine’s first experience in the US Open and he acquitted himself well!
Blaine captured a Silver medal in the -100kg Veterans (35 years or older) division, which was his third international medal. Blaine also fought for the Bronze in the -100kg Senior (17 to 35 years old) division. Although he threw his opponent for a good score, the brassy Brazilian managed to out-maneuver Blaine in ground play for the match. The loss put Blaine in 5th place and a fifth place finish in an international event is nothing to be ashamed of!