Judo was first included as an Olympic sport in 1964, during the summer Olympics in Japan. Matt Lagou teaches Judo and Jiu Jitsu at the Downtown Gym in St. Cloud and says the sport has been picking up steam locally with the Rio Olympics.
A Foley High school student is hoping to take a step towards competing in the Olympics this weekend. 17-year-old swimmer Kasey Milstroh is competing in the Speedo Sections in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
For 15-year-old Beth-el Algarin, powerlifting and setting world records has become a way of life. The Pierz teenager trains with her father Luis, who's been her coach since starting her with the weights when she was just eight years old.
The Whitecaps begin their season Friday night at Ridder Arena with an exhibition game against the University of Minnesota, then are scheduled to play at St. Cloud State University's Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Saturday night.
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