3 Alaskans medal at Judo Junior Olympics

Three Alaska judo competitors took home four medals over the weekend at the Junior Olympic National and International Championships in Spokane, Washington.

Landon Shooshanian won gold in the male international 53 kilogram intermediate class, Dorian Mellon took silvers in the male international 90 cadet and national 81 cadet classes and Rachel LaForest garnered gold in the female nationals 63 cadet class.

Shooshanian and Mellon, from Mountain View Judo, and LaForest, from Mat-Su Judo, were among five Alaska competitors at the event.