John got Bronze today in the Junior European Cup in Paks, Hungary, in the -100 kg weight class. He lost by a shido in Golden Score in the Semi-Final to the eventual Gold Medalist from Germany. In the Bronze medal final he threw the current Junior European Champion from Austria, who is currently ranked 2nd in the Junior IJF World Ranking List and 36th in the Senior IJF World Ranking List, for ippon.
After this weekend John should move up from 3rd to second in the Junior IJF World Ranking List. He is still giving away almost 10 kilo..!!