Congratulations to Thomas McDonald of West Broward High School on qualifying for the 2014 Junior Pan American Infantile Championships. Thomas is currently ranked first place for the nation in the 14-year-old male, 58kg division. Thomas has been competing in Judo since the age of four. His passion for the sport is attributed to the support of his parents, who are also his coaches.
The Junior Pan American Infantile Championship, held annually, give participants the opportunity to compete against the best the world has to offer. To qualify for membership on the USA judo team, participants must undergo a highly selective process that only permits the first and second ranked athlete from each division in the nation. This October, Thomas will travel to Puerto Rico, where he will compete as a member of the elite USA judo team.
Pictured: Thomas McDonald at a recent judo competition.