Kristen Yawney is all business when she's on a judo mat. Just ask anyone who has tried to beat her.
Yawney, a member of the Prince George Judo Club, battled to a gold medal at the junior national championships in 2010 and followed that up with silvers in 2011 and 2012. An injury kept her away from nationals in 2013 but she's now back in form, as evidenced by her first-place finish at the Saskatchewan Open in January.
Yawney, now 16, has been involved in judo since the age of six.