De Leon, Margulies win gold at UAAP 80 Judo Championship

November 21, 2017
By: 
Henry Margulies and Paul Daza

(L-R) Anton Vallente, Carlos Palencia, Carlos Sandoval, Henry Margulies, Ralph de Leon, Matthew Escueta, Arhann Rodil
Consisting of athletes from the Ateneo Junior High School and Ateneo Senior High School, the  Ateneo Juniors Judo Team ended its UAAP Season 80 Judo Championship campaign in third place. Finishing with medals are the following:   

Ralph De Leon (ABM/12-Aquaviva)- gold, -66kg
Henry Margulies (STEM/12-Oldcorne)- gold, -73kg.
Matthew Escueta (STEM/12-Xavier)- bronze, -60 kg.
Carlos Sandoval (STEM/12-Ogilvie)- bronze, +100 kg.
Carlos Palencia (STEM/12-Xavier)- bronze, -90 kg.
Anton Vallente (Montserrat/10-Morse)- bronze, -90 kg.
Arhann Rodil (Montserrat/10-Maunoir)- bronze, -81 kg. 

On a side note, Team Ateneo also made history by fielding its very first female in the juniors competition. Camille Sy (STEM/11-Torres) made history as the first (and only) female to represent the Ateneo de Manila in the girls’ division of the UAAP 80 judo championship. In his facebook post about Camille, Ateneo judo coach Ali Sulit said that despite being "very new" to the sport, Camille would "pave the way for the building of the junior's women team in the Ateneo."     

Camille Sy (second from right) is the very first female to represent Ateneo de Manila in the junior division of the UAAP judo championship

The UAAP 80 Judo Championships were held in the gymnasium of De La Salle Santiago Zobel in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa from November 11 – 12, 2017.