Eve Aronoff Trivella
Eve Aronoff Trivella

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Eve Aronoff Trivella

Proposed by Hall of Fame Committee
Inducted 2021

Eve Aronoff Trivella was born July 10, 1963 in Bronx, New York. She was raised in Hartsdale, New York. She attended Woodlands High School and Westchester Community College.

From a young age, Aronoff Trivella engaged in physical fitness winning her first competition at 11 years old. All throughout High School she ranked within the top 2 percent of physical fitness in all of New York State. While in High School, Aronoff Trivella won Woodlands High School outstanding athlete even though Judo was not a sport.

At the age of 6, Aronoff Trivella was stricken with Rheumatic Fever due to complications of Strep Throat. This disease left her paralyzed from the waist down for over a year. While being home schooled, she saw a commercial on TV for Martial Arts. Aronoff Trivella immediately fell in love with the fierce elegance of a Judo throw. At age 9, she recovered and insisted her mother let her take Judo lessons. The doctor agreed it would be good physical therapy and at 9 years of age she set off on a journey from paralyzed to pioneer of Women’s Judo.

Aronoff Trivella excelled quickly and began teaching Kata to adult judokas from as early as 12. She earned her first Black Belt by the age of 15. By 16 became a member of the All American Women’s Judo Team and held 28 major titles consisting of national and international. At 17, while competing internationally, Aronoff Trivella began fitness instructing athletes.

Starting at 12 years of age and until retirement from competition she trained with and was coached by Sensei Rusty Kanokogi who is credited with getting Women’s Judo into the Olympic Games.

Eve Aronoff Trivella

Eve Aronoff Trivella

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Aronoff Trivella competed in the 56-kilogram weight division. To mention a few, she earned a Bronze medal in the 1982 World Judo Championships at the age of 19 and finished 7th in the 1987 World Championships. She was a member of the historical First Women’s Olympic Judo Team of 1988 where she earned 6th place. She medaled in 14 National Championships: 12 senior and 2 junior. She is a 5 time U.S Open champion.

Aronoff Trivella was the recipient of the prestigious Olympian Award sanctioned by the U.S Olympic Committee. The award is in recognition of athletes who have made significant contributions to the various Olympic disciplines. Additionally, she was elected to the United States Judo Association Hall of Fame as an outstanding female competitor.

Other honors include the Phyllis S Harper Sportsmanship Award from the United States Judo Federation in 1984, Resolution 10-1983 from the City of Yonkers New York in recognition of her excellence and contribution to the sports world, Metropolitan Judo Association for Outstanding Female Competitor for the year 1978-1979, and Coach of the Year at the New York State Championships for the year 2019. Aronoff Trivella has been the proud founder and owner of Eve’s Ultimate Body Training LLC since the 1980s, teaching private one on one fitness and or Judo sessions as well as group. She also has created a fitness Judo workout for beginners, intermediate or advanced, using a combination of fitness exercises and Judo techniques without a partner which has been very useful during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Eve Aronoff Trivella

Eve Aronoff Trivella

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Ranks Achieved

  • Ikkyu – 1978
  • First Dan – 1979
  • Second Dan – 1981
  • Third Dan – 1984
  • Fourth Dan – 1994
  • Fifth Dan – 2013
  • Sixth Dan – 2020

Competitions

(Descending in reverse chronological order)


Date
Result Event City
07/07/1990 2 Olympic Festival St. Paul
1990 1 Am-Can Tonawanda
1990 3 Quebec Open Quebec
 21/04/1990 3 Us National Sr. Championships San Diego
27/09/1988 6 Olympic Games Seoul
02/07/1988 2 Asko World Tournament Leonding
1988 1 Am Can Niagara Falls
30/04/1988 2 US National Sr. Championships Ft. Wayne
27/09/1987 2 Pacific Rim Judo Championships Colorado
11/08/1987 2 Pan American Games Indianapolis
17/04/1987 1 US National Sr. Championships Pittsburgh
25/10/1986 7 World Championships Women Maastricht
06/09/1986 3 Dutch Open Nieuwegein
03/05/1986 1 US National Sr. Championships Honolulu
25/01/1986 3 USSR Women Tournament Moscow
02/11/1985 1 US Open Colorado Springs
27/04/1985 1 US National Sr. Championships Farmington Hills
16/02/1985 1 Pan American Championships Havana
1985 1 National Sports Festival
1984 1 US Open
27/04/1984 2 US National Sr. Championships Orlando
05/02/1984 2 Canada Cup Quebec
10/12/1983 2 Fukuoka Tournament Fukuoka
19/11/1983 2 US Open Colorado Springs
22/04/1983 3 US National Sr. Championships Los Angeles
1983 2 National Sports Festival
05/12/1982 3 World Championships Paris
24/04/1982 3 US National Sr. Championships Indianapolis
1982 1 US Open
1982 1 National Sports Festival
13/12/1981 3 Coupe Canada Cup Quebec
05/12/1981 1 US Open Brockton
25/04/1981 2 US National Sr. Championships Little Rock
1981 3 Quebec Open Quebec
1980 2 Quebec Open Quebec
26/04/1980 1 US National Sr. Championships East Lansing
18/02/1980 3 Pacific Rim Judo Championships Honolulu
14/04/1979 2 US National Jr. Championships San Francisco
15/04/1978 2 US National Sr. Championships Chicago
1976 1 US National Jr. Championships Edison, NJ

 

Camps, Clinics and Events

  • Eve’s Judo Academy, Clinic
    New York Metropolitan Area.
    Head Instructor, Circa 1990’s.
  • Combat Judo, Clinic
    Long Island, New York.
    Guest Instructor, 2012 – Present.
  • Bronx Judo, Clinic
    Bronx, New York.
    Guest Instructor, 2012 – Present.
  • Universal Judo, Camp
    San Antonio, Texas.
    Guest Instructor, Summer, 2017.
  • Black Hole Judo and Jujitsu, Clinic
    Wappingers Falls, New York.
    Guest Intructor, April, 2015.
  • Private Volunteer Training for Athletes on the U.S National Roster, Camp
    Westchester, New York.
    Head Instructor, Summer 2015 – 2019.
  • Falling For Seniors, Clinic
    Special volunteer clinic taught and founded by Eve Aronoff Trivella that teaches senior citizens modified Judo break falls in order to help reduce the risk of serious head injuries in the event of a fall.
    Downstate, New York.
    Head Instructor, 2016 – Present.
  • Video Call Physical Training, Clinic
    Weekly live video training clinic for athletes including those on the U.S National Roster and the Number One Ranked female from Brazil.
    Head Instructor, 2020.
  • Video Call Judo Training with Viviane Caixeta, Clinic
    First all-female judo clinic over video conference where I teach judokas a range of moves and techniques to be done either alone or with one partner due to 2020 Covid-19 restrictions.
    Guest Instructor, April 2020 – Present.
  • Rena Rusky Kanokogi Street Naming, Ceremony
    Street naming ceremony for the mother of women’s judo Sensei Rusty Kanokogi.
    Coney Island Brooklyn, New York.
    Guest Speaker, 2019.
  • New York State Judo Championships, Competition
    Purchase, New York.
    Guest of Honor/ Coordinator, 2019.
  • International YMCA Judo Camp, Camp
    Huguenot, New York.
    Guest Instructor, 2020.
  • USA Judo Hall of Fame Committee, Committee
    Delegate, 2018-2020
  • USA Judo Hall of Fame Task Force, Committee
    Delegate, 2020
  • USA Judo’s Fitness Judo – USA Task Force, Committee
    Delegate, 2020
    New York State Rank Promotions, Committee
    Delegate, 2020
  • First Virtual Judo Challenge USA v Brazil
    USA Women’s Head Coach, 2020