May 2002 Development Newsletter

 

Development Newsletter

May, 2002

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Upcoming Events (May-August 2002)

The following lists various USJF sanctioned events. Please check the USJF website at https://www.usjf.com/Events/ for the most
recent information.

Date Event Location Yudanshakai Contact Tel No.
05/18/02 Jr. & Sr. Judo Tournament Lawrenceville, NJ Hudson Artur Tsaturyan (609) 371-0062
05/18/02 1st Annual Bay Isle Judo Jujitsu Club
Invitational
Alameda, CA Central Coast David Quinonez (925) 829-0440
05/19/02 Koshiki no Kata Clinic Birmingham, MI Konan Noboru Saito (248) 585-7982
05/25/02 Am-Can International Challenge Amherst, NY At Large Melvin N. Ginter (716) 693-6008
05/25/02 Waiakea Judo Club 2002 Tournament
& Kata/Referee
Hilo, HI 50th State Ronald Takeya (808) 961-3646
06/02/02 11th Annual Salinas Invitational Judo
Tournament
Salinas, CA Hokka Bob Uemura (831) 424-9330
06/08/02 State Games of Oregon Judo Tournament Corvallis, OR Northwest Charles Brown (541) 758-3869
06/09/02 Tohkon Classic VII Chicago, IL Chicago Doug Tono (773) 784-7766
06/10/02 2nd Annual USJF National Kata Clinic San Francisco, CA Chicago Eiko Shepherd (618) 875-2558
06/15/02 Nanka Development Mini Camp Temple City, CA Nanka Joan Shiosaki (310) 891-0744
06/16/02 2002 Youth Judo Development Camp San Francisco, CA Daiheigen Haruo Makimoto (916) 427-6830
06/23/02 Nanka Pre-National Judo Championships Norwalk, CA Nanka Jack Wada (310) 329-8180
06/26/02 Nanka Kata Clinic Long Beach, CA Nanka Joan Shiosaki (310) 891-0744
06/30/02 Spirit of the Eagle International
Judo Camp
Bluffton, OH Konan Mark Hunter (419) 722-3476
7/4/2002 to 7/7/2002 39th Annual Junior, Youth,
and Team Championship and 6th Annual Junior Nage no Kata Championship
Sacramento, CA Hokka Mac Takeda (916) 685-6751
07/08/02 Jr. & Youth Development Clinic Sacramento, CA Daiheigen Teri Takemori (518) 399-3936
08/10/02 Junior Competitor’s Clinic Glenn Dale, MD Shufu Edwin Y. Takemori (410) 431-7360
08/17/02 50th Annual Eastern Open Championship Beltsville, MD Shufu Kenneth Tamai (301) 773-1995

Junior Judoka Development

Junior and Youth Development Clinic

Come meet and
learn from our USJF 2001 World Team Members! Sayaka, Amy, Grace and Neal will be
sharing the techniques and training methods that have made them so successful.
These four individuals are fantastic role models. Coaches, athletes and
officials are welcome to participate in this event.

Date: Monday, July 8, 2002

Time: 9:00am ? 5:00pm

Location: The Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1209 L St., Sacramento, CA 95814

Featuring the 2001 USJF World Team Members

Sayaka Matsumoto (48kg)

Grace Jividen-Chapman (63kg)

Amy Tong (78kg) & Neal Takamoto (Open)

For more information, please visit https://www.usjf.com/public/USJF-7.pdf.

Weight Class Changes

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL JUNIOR ATHLETES AND COACHES

The Pan American
Judo Union (PJU) now conducts Junior Championships for 11-12 and 13-14 year old
age groups.? These age groups are equivalent to our Intermediate-2 and Juvenile-A
categories in the Junior Olympics.? The USA Judo Board of Directors has approved
the use of the PJU weights for those categories, effective immediately.? The weights
are different from the ones currently in use and are listed below. These will be
the weights that will be tracked on USA Judo’s elite rosters for team selection and
other elite benefits like camps, and WILL BE THE ONES
USED at the 2002 National Junior Olympics in July and Jr. US Open in August

. USA Judo has recommended to the U.S. Judo Association and the U.S. Judo
Federation that they also adopt these weights for their 2002 Junior National tournaments.

The new weights are as follows:

Intermediate 2; Born 1990-1991
Boys & Girls 28 Kg. 31 Kg. 34 Kg. 38 Kg. 42 Kg. 48 Kg. 53 Kg. +53 Kg.
Juvenile A; Born 1988-1989
Boys & Girls 36 Kg. 40 Kg. 44 Kg. 48 Kg. 53 Kg. 58 Kg. 64 Kg. +64 Kg

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT CHANGE. Please distribute this notice as widely as
possible, so that athletes who attend this summer’s tournaments will be aware
of the new weight categories. Entry forms for the Junior Olympics and Jr.
US Open will be updated on May 1, 2002.

Senior Judoka Development

Update Summer Judo Camp at Hawaii

Teruyoshi Yamaguchi

Hawaii Tokai International College

Group leader: Mr. Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki, International Budo
University (IBU)

Assistant Coach: Mr. Yasunori Takei

IBU Men’s Team: 23 students

IBU Women’s Team: 5 students

Kashiwazaki sensei graduated from Tokai University and
1981 World Champion -65 Kg at Maastricht. He is NEWAZA and TOMOENAGE specialist. Do not miss this special opportunity
this summer in Hawaii.

Please contact Leigh Nakamoto at
NakamotoLM@phnsy.navy.mil for
further information.

JAM/Konan Sr. Development Workout Report

By Jerry Wee, Konan Development Committee Chairman

On Saturday January 19th sixty judokas from thirteen dojos
from Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky came to the "Michigan/Konan Team Workout"
held at the Saito Dojo in Birmingham, Michigan. This was a larger group than normal, thanks to the help of the
USJF who sponsored bringing Doug Fortune (Cumberland College Coach) and six
members of his team to join in the Konan Senior players preparation for this
years senior national championships. Also Paul Jordan (Chu to bu) of Ohio brought several participants.

Water and gatorade was provided as refreshment to all
participants by our host- Sensei Noboru Saito. Coaches present and running the 4 hour practice were Bob Treat, Steve
DeRaedt, Ron Bake and Jerry Wee. After
warm-ups a considerable amount of time was spent on drill development and
uchikomi, lead by Steve DeRaedt. After
newaza practice Doug Fortune and some of his players demonstrated several
techniques coach Fortune learned at the recent coaches conference in Colorado
Springs. The Randori was very spirited
and enjoyed by all. This was an
excellent workout and gave all the participants the opportunity to workout with
people they might ordinarily only meet in competition.

With the help of the USJF/Konan and JAM we hope to be able
to continue to have this kind of workout and bring in clinicians to improve our
Judo.

This was the third Team Work-Out with more planned before
senior nationals. Although the workout
is geared for senior national competitors, several young judoka under age 12 enjoyed
themselves, as well as several “old timers.”

Kata Development

2nd Annual USJF National Kata Clinic

Date: June 10, 11, 12 2002

Where: San Francisco States University, 800 Font Blvd.,
San Francisco, CA 94132-4039

Clinician: Sensei Tadashi Sato (Kodokan 8th Dan) Sensei
Toshihiro Utsugi (Kodokan 7th Dan)

Eligibility: Participants must be current members of USJF, USJI or USJA, and be a
certified in USJF Kata Instructor (Class A, B, or C) or USJI Kata Judge (Class
A, B, or C) and have current insurance coverage in force on the days of the
clinic.

Requirements: Waiver forms and application form must be properly completed, with proof
of current USJF Membership.

Fees:

USJF Members: $
156.00 for four days (Lodging, meals and instruction fee) or $ 64.00 for four
days (Meals and instruction fee ONLY).

USJI or USJA Members: $ 176.00 for four days (Lodging, meals, and instruction fee) or $ 74.00
for four days (Meals, instruction fee ONLY).

Registration: There are 30 openings for this clinic. We will fill them on a first
come, first served basis.

Mail the completed application form and check payable to
United States Judo Federation.

Ms. Eiko Shepherd 1918 North 57th St. Washington Park, IL
62204; Tel: (618) 875-2558; Fax: (618) 875 1617; E-mail eikojudo@apci.net.

Deadline for Registration is May 30. 2002. Fees are not refundable.

More information is available at https://www.usjf.com/2002clinics.html.

2002 Jr. National Nage no Kata and Certification Clinic

USJF Nage no Kata Instructor Certification Test

USJI Nage no Kata Judge Certification Test

Date: July 4, Thursday 2002 (USJF Sanction# TBD)

Registration: 8:30 AM to 9 :00 AM

Clinic: Fee: $ 15:00 (Please make checks payable to United
States Judo Federation)

Place: Hyatt Regency Sacramento at Capital Park, 1209 L
Street, Sacramento, CA

Eligibility: Participants in the clinic must be members of
USJF, USJI or USJA.

Instructors: Eiko Shepherd (6 th Dan ) USJF Kata Chairperson
USJI Kata Committee member USJF Class A
Instructor, USJI Class A Judge and
Vicki Trent (4 th Dan ) USJF Kata Class A Instructor. UJSI Class A Judge

For more information, please visit the Junior National
Judo Championship webpage at http://www.2002juniornationals.com/.

Ju no Kata Clinic and Certification Test Event Report

Sponsored by Konan and Michigan Judo Development

February 24, 2002

Reported by Noboru Saito

This clinic was held on Saturday, February 23, 2002 at
Saito Dojo, Birmingham Michigan from 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM. This clinic is part of Konan yudanshakai
Kata Development Programs, which started 6 years ago. Again, the clinic received the USJF Development
Grants. This grants made us to offer this clinic
free to the entire Konan club head instructors and 5 instructors took
advantage.

Instruction team were Noboru Saito, Anthony Owed, Frances
Glaze and assisted by Alan Panakia and Mark Pasquinelly team, which took 2nd
place in Ju no kata at 2001 PJU Kata Championship, Cordoba, Argentina. Total of 18 participants attended this
clinic and 7 people took the test for USJF Kata Judge Certification test and 6
people took the test for USJI Kata Judge Certification.

Some of the attendee are first timer to Ju no Kata and
took the clinic for preparation for their next rank because Ju no Kata is one
of the Konan promotion requirements for Yondan – Non-Competitor and Godan.

USJF Kata Instructor Certification results:

Class A: Alan Panakia, Mark Pasquinelly

Class B: Karen DuPage, Ronald Justice, Lori Bartman, Amy White

Class C: Neil Simon

USJI Kata Judge Certification results will not be
available until the USJI Kata Judge Certification Committee approves our
recommendation.

All of the instructors donated their instruction fee to
USJF George C. Balch Education Scholarship that will be established at the next
USJF meeting.

Instructors

The USJF National Teacher’s Institute Conference

Dates: June 6, 2002 through June 8, 2002 (Arrival date
Wednesday, 5 June 2002; departure date Sunday, 9 June 2002)

Sport Safety Training will be held on Wednesday, June 5,
2002.

Place: San
Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA USA

Target Participants: Dojo instructors and assistant instructors, (rank requirements: Ikkyu
and higher.)

Certification Provided: Level D and E of the newly approved USJF Teacher’s Institute Curriculum
(USJF, USJA, and USJI members welcome).

Conference Costs:

$225.00 for conference fee, housing and meals.

$100.00 for conference fee only

$35.00 Sport Safety Training

Registration Deadline: May 15, 2002

Registration forms and fees should be mailed to Margaret
Catt, 2343 Whispering Dr. Indpls, IN 46239

For additional information, send an Email to mrcatt@earthlink.net or visit https://www.usjf.com/ntic2002.html.

Referees

2002 IJF Referee Seminar Training Video

A copy of the
2002 IJF Referee Seminar Training Video has provided by the Referee Development
& Certification Subcommittee and has been mailed to all yudanshakai
Presidents. They should have already received it or will be in the next day or
two. Please contact your yudanshakai President to view the video. In addition
to the video, a brief guide is enclosed to show what call or decision was made
by the referees in the situation shown in the video.

The National
Office has a couple of copies of this video in its’ tape library and they are
available for borrowing.

If you have any
questions about the video or the situations, please direct your questions to
our Chairperson, Mr. Joon Chi. You may contact him via email: jkchi@aol.com.

We hope you find
this useful and an aid to improving your refereeing skills.

USJF

VISION

Judo in every American community and school

MISSION/PURPOSE

To serve and support its members in the American judo
community while upholding the principles of mutual welfare and benefit

STRATEGY

Create and maintain a customer service orientation

Cultivate leadership at all levels of the organization

Create a positive image of judo

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Open communications
  • Clarifying before speaking (making sure you understand what the person is saying and where they are coming from)
  • Deal with facts (data) (Fact-based decision making)
  • Cooperation – all working toward the same outcome
  • Decision making in the best interest of grass roots judo in the US through yudanshakais and USJF Committees – Mutual welfare and benefit
  • Balanced Budget
  • Collaboration of activities- helping each other out
  • Inclusiveness rather than exclusiveness
  • Integrity – doing what you say you are going to do

GOALS AND SUCCESS MEASURES

Overall Goals Measures of Success
Continue USJF membership growth 5% increase per year
Continue with judoka, sensei, and leadership skill proficiency 10% average increase in training
Increase overall yudanshakai participation and involvement 100% participation and involvement in USJF activities from
all yudanshakai
Develop a USJF brand image 5% of the population in a targeted community
differentiates judo from martial arts

USJF Development Committee Chairperson

Development Committee
Co-chairperson: David Matsumoto

Development Committee
Co-chairperson: Vaughn Imada

Kata Development Subcommittee
Chairperson: Eiko Shepherd

Kata Development
Subcommittee Vice-Chairperson: Frances Glaze

Junior Development
Subcommittee Chairperson: Chris Mitsuoka

Senior Development
Subcommittee Chairperson: Teri Takemori

National Teachers
Institute Subcommittee Chairperson: Hayward Nishioka

National Teachers
Institute Subcommittee Vice-Chairperson: Bryan Mitsuoka

Technical Research
Subcommittee Chairperson: David Matsumoto

Referee Development
and Certification Subcommittee Chairperson: Joon Chi

New Keiko Fukuda Judo Scholarship Committee Member

Please welcome Marisa Pedulla (Former Shiai Competitor) as
the new Keiko Fukuda Judo Scholarship Committee member. She is very knowledgeable
of the current shiai competitors, and the National Coaching Staff. Her knowledge of the shiai competitors will
be very helpful in selecting the right candidate.

Now the committee is made up of three top national
competitors Ms. Sandra Bacher, Ms. Grace Jivden-Chapman, and Marisa Pudulla, as
well as the experience committee members of Prof. Keiko Fukuda, Mr. Vaughn
Imada, and Ms. Eiko Shepherd.

Newsletter Staff

We welcome your comments about the USJF Newsletter,
suggestions for future editions, or inquiries about USJF. Please write to anyone of the below
newsletter staff.

Editor: Ernie Wakamatsu

USJF, PR Committee Chairperson, Vaughn Imada

USJF, Development Committee Co-Chairperson, David Matsumoto

Copyright (c) 2002, United States Judo Federation

Disclaimer of Liability: This newsletter is provided for
informational purposes only, and neither USJF nor any of its employees or
members makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability
or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information
disclosed.

Information on George Balch Scholorship

 
In Honor & Memory of our dearly departed Friend and Leader, George C.
Balch, the USJF has approved and created the George C. Balch Education
Scholarship.

Please visit the web site: http://www.georgebalch.com. It is a wonderful
tribute to Mr. Balch and a lot of fun. Information about the scholarship
including: the selection and application process, forms, and how to
contribute to the scholarship can all be found there.

Application forms for the scholarship can be downloaded here.

Konan Koshiki no Kata Clinic Report

 

Konan Yudanshakai

Koshiki no Kata Clinic Report

A Koshiki no Kata Clinic was conducted by Noboru Saito (Class A), Frances Glaze (Class C), Tony Owed,
Alan Panakia and Mark Pasquinelly on May 19, 2002 at the Saito dojo. This was the third kata clinic
that Konan/JAM has sponsored this year. It was in preparation for the June 15-16 clinic to be conducted
by Mr. Sato and Mr. Ustugi, both Kodokan Instructors. A USJF Development grant was received for this
clinic.

There were a total of 14 participants; eight of them were club instructors. The clinic started at 10:15
a.m. and finished at 1:45 p.m. without any breaks. Each participant received Koshiki no kata explanation
sheets written by Noboru Saito as reference material. Saito gave a 15 minute talk on the history of
Koshiki no kata, the characteristics of Koshiki no kata and the importance of ukemi.

After a ten minute warm up led by France Glaze, Mark Pasquinelly (tori) and Alan Panakia (uke)
demonstrated Koshiki no kata for the six first-timers. Saito started by teaching bowing protocol
and then taught Tai and Yume no uchi. Saito spent at least 30 minutes on these techniques because
they are the very basics of Koshiki no kata. After instruction of the first and second techniques,
several pairs demonstrated them and the instructors gave comments on their performances. All of
the participants and instructors worked very well together and were able to cover all of the techniques
in Koshiki no kata by 1:20 p.m.

At the end, Lori Bartman and Joshua White and Ryan O’Connor and Michael Mulvaney demonstrated Koshiki no
kata and performed it well.

Submitted by Noboru Saito

Situation Analysis (Updated August 6, 2001)

 

SITUATION ANALYSES

This section is created not only to sharpen your
analytical skill but also to develop your responses on the mat. To reap
the most benefits from these situations, we suggest you approach them as
follows:

1. As soon as you finish reading the situation, give a
command as though you were on the mat actually refereeing, and then
follow through with whatever additional steps that may be needed.

2. Then, reread the situation to more thoroughly analyze
it to determine if your step 1 should be amended or reversed. If
possible cite from sections in the rulebook to justify your analyses.

The situations are real-life ones that you may encounter.
They come from people like you. To keep this section alive, we need your
input. Please send your input situations to me at dick@usjf.com. We also need your comments and/or responses to the situations. It
is the sharing of information that will benefit us all.

SITUATION 1

As two players are near the edge of the danger
zone, Blue turns and steps on the danger zone. He then steps outside onto
the safety area and throws. White seems to be injured and does not get up. The
referee immediately calls for medical personnel and white is judged not able to
continue. What is the next step for the referee?

WHAT?S YOUR ANSWER?

In this section, we will try to publish at least one
question each month, and the answers to it the following month. You can
send your responses to dick@usjf.com.  When giving answer,
it would be instructive to include the authority for the answer, citing
sections of the rulebook or other sources of information.

SITUATION 2

Do you have a situation that may be published here next
month? Send it to me at dick@usjf.com.



Chairmans Report from the 2001 Junior Nationals

 

FROM THE CHAIR

We just completed the 2001 USJF Junior Nationals. The
venue for this event was at the Armed Forces Language School in scenic
Monterrey California. The Ganbaru Yudanshakai under the leadership of Mr.
Eddie Stewart sponsored the tournament. The two-day competition was
conducted on six mats with approximately 900 competitors and over 50
national referees taking part.

As usual, we conducted a USJF National Referee Seminar on
Friday, July 13, the day before the competition with over 30 attendees.
Some of the topics covered were as follows:

1. Funding for referees Currently, there is
funding available for USJF members who achieve higher certifications,
nationally or internationally. In addition, funding is available for
those qualified referees who officiate at the USJF Junior Nationals.

2. Referee Certifications We continue to
encourage all yudanshakais to promote the certification of local and
regional referees. It is only through grass-root development that we can
continue to enjoy the availability of qualified referees. There is
grass-root funding available to assist the local areas in holding
clinics along with clinicians to conduct training.

3. USJF Project to Upgrade Refereeing Recently a
proposal was made to develop programs to up-grade the refereeing skill
of USJF members, in particular those certified nationally and higher. A
copy of the proposal is posted following this article. We are looking
for national and international referees who are interested in these
programs. Contact the USJF National Office or e-mail me for further
information at
dick@usjf.com.

4. The Role of the Judges How the judges should
act was discussed as presented in the article below.

5. Judo/Seifuku Therapy During the clinic, a
group of faculty members from The College of Tokyo Judo Therapy paid us
a visit. They explained the curriculum of the school, and demonstrated
some first aid techniques. They also provided valuable assistance to the
tournament medical personnel during the competition. A brief brochure
about their program was handed out. Call the USJF National Office for
copies.

6. Discussion The discussion period should be one
of the most important parts of any clinic. This is input from you, and
if there is any point that is not clear this is the time to find out.
However, the discussion loses its importance if the attendees do not
prepare themselves properly. You should bring the questions and
situations to the clinics for discussion that is of interest to you. Not
only will you get the clinician?s point of view, but you will also get
the opinions of the other attendees. Some of the questions and
situations are presented below. Our explanations to these situations
will be given next month. In the mean time please send in your responses
to dick@usjf.com. No need to give your name.

7. IJF Training Video Tapes Mr. Joon Chi showed
us the 2001 IJF Video Training Tapes. Copies will be reproduced for
distribution to each yudanshakai and some are available for sale. For
more information please contact me or the USJF National Office.

8. Acknowledgement First of all I would like to
express my gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Eddie Stewart and the
Ganbaru Yudanshaki for well-run tournament. Secondly, I would like to
extend my thanks to those referees at the 2001 USJF Junior Nationals for
their dedication and hard work. Thirdly, I would like to encourage those
who wish to serious upgrade their refereeing skill to participate in the
USJF programs more actively. We could use all your help.

We have a new section in this column for your
participation: ?Situations Analyses.? Send your answers to dick@usjf.com. More will be established as
your participation grows. We also invite you to write your own articles on
news and opinions. Send them to
dick@usjf.com.


 

Development and preservation of Referees voice

 

Developing and Reserving A Good Referee Voice

The voice is one of the areas or categories of behavior on which a referee is evaluated. In fact, Referee’s
Expected Behaviors by Richard J. Celotto discusses the voice first among the nine categories of behavior. The contestants
must be able to hear the referee clearly over the noise of the crowd. In addition, a loud, firm, and clear voice
projects confidence to spectators, coaches, and evaluators.There are a variety of methods to develop a good referee
voice. One extreme may be to take voice lessons and train the voice for years much as an opera singer would do.
Another is to speak in a louder voice to everyone for two weeks preceding a major tournament. What will be discussed
here, however, are some methods which are useful for judo referees but which can be practiced without excessive
inconvenience to oneself or to others. These methods are suited to referee commands and actions, have worked for
a number of people, and could be helpful to many others.

Developing a Good Referee Voice

A high-pitched referee voice generally means that the individual is trying to speak louder by employing the
vocal cords alone. This can lead to hoarseness or even a mild case of laryngitis the following day ? a disaster
if the tournament lasts longer than one day! To avoid this, try to lower the pitch of the voice and increase the
volume by using the diaphragm (in the region of the solar plexus) rather than the vocal cords. An aid to doing
this is to project or to imagine that you are giving commands to contestants who are farther away, at the scoring
table, for example. The last is analogous to the admonition by some karate instructors to aim at a point behind
the opponent when attempting to strike the opponent. A good referee also enunciates clearly to ensure understanding
by contestants.For some of us, the above may be easier said than done. Therefore some exercises or practice methods
have been developed over the years. The first is to practice giving referee commands in a lower key or pitch breathing
through the diaphragm. Using the diaphragm permits greater volume which places less tension on the vocal cords.
To ensure that you are using the diaphragm, lower the pitch of your voice while keeping one hand just below the
solar plexus so that you feel the diaphragm moving when you give the referee commands. Start with "Hajime,"
the one command which experts say practically every referee issues best and loudest.Another useful exercise to
ensure that you are using the diaphragm is to stand in the shizentai position and slowly raise both arms forward
and upward in the manner of signaling "Ippon" with both hands. While raising the arms, say "huh"
and "hah" in short puffs of breath but not grunting. At the same time check to ensure that the sound
starts from the diaphragm. It helps to keep the shoulders and back relaxed. That is, do not stand in an exaggerated
"Attention" position with the shoulders rigidly squared. Relaxed shoulders and back allow more free air
flow over the vocal cords which creates greater resonance and volume. It is also helpful to develop the habit of
taking a deeper breath (without gasping) just before issuing referee commands. This may already be instinctive.
Even the spirit call or kiai may be used during randori practice to develop or improve the referee’s voice. The
kiai should be short and sharp, in a lower pitch. The voice should not be allowed to trail off, fade, or become
a scream.

Preserving and Maintaining a Good Referee Voice

There are several measures available to preserve and maintain the referee’s voice. One has a side effect of
maintaining or improving referee skills. This is to use videos of judo contests or tournaments to practice. Such
practice is best done in the privacy of one’s home, preferably with no one around so as to avoid self-consciousness.
Give referee commands as if at a tournament. Emphasize volume. Accent the final syllable of the command for "explosiveness."
Ensure that you are breathing from the diaphragm while giving the proper signal and turning the body.Another measure
which may be helpful is to stop or reduce the intake of milk products the day before a tournament and to avoid
them during the tournament. Besides milk itself, this includes yoghurt, ice cream, whipped cream, and cream sauces
in food. They cause phlegm and mucous to develop which affects the voice and its volume. In fact some singing and
voice coaches recommend eliminating milk products from the diet entirely. They suggest getting the necessary calcium
from other sources such as green vegetables, calcium-fortified juices, and calcium supplements.A third measure
involves taking cool drinks and hard candy or cough drops during breaks in refereeing on tournament days. It is
helpful when tournament directors arrange to have them available at scoring tables or in referee rest areas.

Conclusion

There is no single method which is correct for everyone, but deep breathing exercises, using the mouth to form
words correctly, and a diet low in milk products will help those who are not already blessed with loud, strong,
resonant voices.REFERENCES: R. J. Celotto, Ed.D, Referee’s Expected Behaviors (2nd Ed., 1988), Section 1, Voice.
Department of the Army Field Manual 22-5, Leadership, Courtesy, & Drill, ca. 1946. Conversations with R. J.
Celotto, Ed.D. Conversations with Meda Marie Wang, M.A., Communications Conversation with John F. Schuder, Ph.D.

2001 Junior National Results

July 14-15, 2001

The following are the results for the 2001 USJF Junior, Youth and Team National
Championships held at the Price Fitness Center at the Presidio of Monterey,
Monterey, California. Over 812 competitors from all over the United States
competed in the event. Some athletes from Mexico, Canada, and Germany also
competed in the event. Errors should be brought to the attention of John
Miller (jonmira@aol.com

Team Competition:

Male:

1. Central Coast Yudanshakai
2. Hokka Yudanshakai
3. Nanka Yudanshakai

Female:

1. Daiheigen Yudanshakai
2. Nanka Yudanshakai
3. Hokka Yudanshakai

Individual Competition

Age groups:
Bantam: 8 years (Born 1993)
Intermediate 1: 9-10 years (Born 1991-1992)
Intermediate 2: 11-12 years (Born 1989-1990)
Juvenile A: 13-14 years (Born 1987-1988)
Juvenile B: 15-16 years (Born 1985-1986)
Juvenile C: 17-19 years (Born 1982-1984)

Note: A contestant’s “Age” is defined as the age a contestant will be on
Dec 31 of this year.

Contestant’s Name, Hometown, State Code, Club Name

DIVISION: Girls Bantam 1; 23 Kg
1. MELINDA CHOW, HONOLULU, HI, SHOBUKAN JUDO
2. KIANA ABELLERA, LOS ANGELES, CA, SAWTELLE JUDO
3. LANI YAMANAKA, CARLSBAD, CA, SAN SHI JUDO

DIVISION: Girls Bantam 1; 27 Kg
1. CRYSTAL BUTTS, HAWTHORNE, CA, LACC
2. LAUREN ALEF, SANTA YNEZ, CA, SANTA YNEZ VALLEY JU
3. CHRISANDRA SIMPSON, ATLANTA, GA, WAKA MU SHA JUDO

DIVISION: Girls Bantam 1; 31 Kg
1. PARTICIA WELTON, VALLEJO, CA, KYODO JUDO CLUB

DIVISION: Girls Bantam 1; + 35 Kg
1. TAIMANE TUIASOSOPO, MILLBRAE, CA, CAHILLS JUDO

DIVISION: Boys Bantam 1; 23 Kg
1. TREVOR NISHIYAMA, LOS ANGELES, CA, VENICE JUDO
2. DAVID TERAO, HONOLULU, HI, SHOBUKAN JUDO
3. JUSTIS OLSEN, LIVERMORE, CA, AMADOR JUDO TEAM

DIVISION: Boys Bantam 1; 27 Kg
1. JOSHUA VILLANI, EVERETT, WA, U.S. JUDO TRAINING C
2. AARON BROWN, SPOKANE, WA, PACIFIC JUDO ACADEMY
3. MILES HAMBLEN, OCEANSIDE, CA, SAN SHI JUDO

DIVISION: Boys Bantam 1; 31 Kg
1. REGINALD SMITH, LIVERMORE, CA, AMADOR JUDO TEAM
2. SETH BALINT, CORDOVA, AK, CORDOVA JUDO
3. STEFAN ROCK, PACIFIC GROVE, CA, PACIFIC GROVE JUDO A

DIVISION: Boys Bantam 1; 35 Kg
1. ARAM GEVORKIAN, LOS ANGLES, CA, HAYASTAN
2. RYAN SARMIENTO, SALINAS, CA, BOJUKA RYU
3. ANDREW PAPPAS, CUPERTINO, CA, SANTA CLARA PAL JUDO

DIVISION: Boys Bantam 1; +35
1. MARCUS YOSHII, MILILANI, HI, MILILANI SEIDOKAN J.
2. RANDY ISHITANI, SAN GABRIEL, CA, SAN GABRIEL JUDO
3. MARK CAGALAWAN, LANCASTER, CA, ANTELOPE VALLEY JUDO

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 2; 30 Kg
1. MEAGAN HIGGINS, LIVERMORE, CA, AMADOR JUDO TEAM
2. MICHELLE YAMABE, SAUGUS, CA, ANTELOPE VALLEY JUDO
3. ELYSA MENA, SAN DIEGO, CA, HEISEI

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 2; 34 Kg
1. DANICA KAMAKANA, HONOLULU, HI, SALT LAKE JUDO
2. KACI YAMANAKA, CARLSBAD, CA, SAN SHI JUDO
3. PAULA DUARTE, BALDWIN PARK, CA, MOJICA JUDO

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 2; 39 Kg
1. LARISA LINDSTROM, LIVERMORE, CA, AMADOR JUDO TEAM
2. JANELLE MALDONADO, SALINAS, CA, SALINAS JUDO
3. ELANA BATES, CHULA VISTA, CA, HEISEI

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 2; 44 Kg
1. CARLEIGH HOBSON, PALMDALE, CA, ANTELOPE VALLEY JUDO
2. ROXANNE NEELY, LANCASTER, CA, ANTELOPE VALLEY JUDO
3. JACLYN KATAOKA, SACRAMENTO, CA, CALIFORNIA MUSCLE

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 2; 49 Kg
1. WHITNEY LOUIE, SACRAMENTO, CA, OKUBO/APOA JUDO
2. MARYSIA GUNDERSON, LIVERMORE, CA, AMADOR JUDO TEAM
3. DAWN ISHISAKA, MONTERY PARK, CA, SAN GABRIEL JUDO

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 2; 54 kg
1. JASMYN SIAKI, VACAVILLE, CA, OKUBO/APOA JUDO
2. JACQUELINE MIGUEL, PRUNEDALE, CA, BOJUKA RYU
3. LAUREL MCHAYLE, REDMOND, WA, EMERALD CITY JUDO

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 2; +54 kg
1. JASMEEN SAPP, ATLANTA, GA, WAKAMUSHA
2. NICOLE PERRY, SAN JOSE, CA, SAN JOSE BUDDHIST JU
3. REBECCA EARNEST, BARSTOW, CA, BARSTOW JUDO

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; 26Kg
1. SARA ISOZAKI, TORRANCE, CA, GARDENA JUDO
2. CARRIE GONZALES, BARSTOW, CA, BARSTOW JUDO
3. MADDYSON POST, LIVERMORE, CA, AMADOR JUDO TEAM

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; 30Kg
1. TARA NISHIYAMA, LOS ANGELES, CA, VENICE JUDO
2. TAYLOR IBERA, HONOLULU, HI, SHOBUKAN JUDO
3. VICTORIA ANTHONY, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, HARBOR DOJO

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; 34Kg
1. JUSSINE MELROSE, BARSTOW, CA, BARSTOW JUDO
2. CHRISTINA CHOW, HONOLULU, HI, SHOBUKAN JUDO
3. ANNEMARIE KELLEGHAN, SANTA MONICA, CA, VENICE JUDO

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; 38Kg
1. ARNETIA GAMBLE, MARINA, CA, BOJUKA RYU
2. NICOLE VAN LEAR, SALINAS, CA, BOJUKA RYU
3. MICHELLE GARCIA, SOUTH GATE J.C., CA, SOUTH GATE M.S. JUDO

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; 43Kg
1. ANNE YOSHIMURA, CAMARILLO, CA, VENICE JUDO
2. MARINA S. LAMBERT, CHEASPEAKE, VA, WASHINGTON JUDO CLUB
3. KATHLEEN NAKATA, HONOLULU, HI, HODOKAN JUDO

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; 54 kg
1. BRITTNEY CAMACHO, HANFORD, CA, FOWLER JUDO
2. KIMBERLY CAGALAWAN, LANCASTER, CA, ANTELOPE VALLEY JUDO
3. IZUMI TAKESHITA, SUNNYVALE, CA, SANTA CLARA PAL JUDO

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; +54 kg
1. SCHANEL CAMPANA, SO. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, CAHILLS JUDO
2. AMBER UMIAMAKUA, WATSONVILLE, CA, WATSONVILLE JUDO
3. LORI TAKAFUJI, WAILUKU, HI, WAILUKU HONGWANJI

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 30 Kg
1. DERRON MAKI, HONOLULU, HI, SALT LAKE JUDO
2. REID OSHIRO, HONOLULU, HI, SALT LAKE JUDO
3. ZACHARY MAES, WHEATRIDGE, CO, NORTHGLENN JUDO

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 34 Kg
1. DANIEL CHOW, HONOLULU, HI, SHOBUKAN JUDO
2. JOSEPH HASHIMOTO, THORNTON, CO, NORTHGLENN JUDO
3. RILEY ADAMSON, ALBUQUERQUE, NM, SANDIA JUDO

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 39 Kg
1. JARROD BROOKSHER, HESPERIA, CA, HIGH DESERT JUDO
2. MATTHEW BERAN, QUARTZ HILL, CA, ANTELOPE VALLEY JUDO
3. BRYAN JOHNSON, ANTELOPE, CA, CALIFORNIA MUSCLE

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 44 Kg
1. RAFAEL RAMOS, UNION CITY, NJ, WEST PATERSON M.A.
2. YUSAF SYED, LOS ANGELES, CA, SANTA MONICA JUDO
3. ROSS NAKAMURA, SYLMAR, CA, VALLEY JUDO INST.

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 49 Kg
1. NICHOLAS DELPOPOLO, WESTFIELD, NJ, CRANFORD JUDO
2. DALE HATA, EL CERRITO, CA, EAST BAY JUDO INST.
3. NOAH HATTON, SPOKANE, WA, PACIFIC JUDO ACADEMY

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 54 Kg
1. DENNIS SPIVAK, KINGSBURG, CA, WEST CLOVIS JUDO
2. MICHAEL DIX, SALINAS, CA, SALINAS JUDO
3. RYAN DILLARD, WATSONVILLE, CA, WATSONVILLE JUDO

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 60 Kg
1. WINSTON WEY, CUPERTINO, CA, CUPERITNO JUDO
2. RYAN TAYLAN, SALINAS, CA, SALINAS JUDO
3. JOSEPH CHEW, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, SAN FRANCISCO JUDO I

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 64 kg
1. ABRAHAM ICHINOE, CLACKAMAS, OR, OBUKAN JUDO
2. JULIAN CAPUCETTI, SAN GABRIEL, CA, SAN GABRIEL
3. RANDALL MORIOKA, ELK GROVE, CA, SACRAMENTO JUDO

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 72kg
1. ALEX GONZALEZ, FRESNO, CA, CLOVIS JUDO
2. TONY SANGIMINO, BURLINGAME, CA, CAHILLS JUDO
3. EVAN LOWE, GALT, CA, SACRAMENTO JUDO

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; +72 kg
1. BRANDON REAMES, DECATUR, GA, WAKA MU SHA JUDO
2. JAMES CAMACHO, HANFORD, CA, FOWLER JUDO

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 1; 26 Kg
1. BRADY LAFORTUNE, KANEOHE, HI, SALT LAKE JUDO
2. CORWIN LEARNED, EL GRANADA, CA, CAHILLS JUDO
3. NATHAN SILVA, BALDWIN PARK, CA, GUERREROS

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 1; 30 Kg
1. JUSTIN YUN, HONOLULU, HI, SALT LAKE JUDO
2. MASAMI OKADA, SAN DIEGO, CA, JUDO AMERICA
3. DAMON HOM JR., HONOLULU, HI, SHOBUKAN JUDO

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 1; 34 Kg
1. TADD FUJIKAWA, HONOLULU, HI, SALT LAKE JUDO
2. TOMMY OLSEN, LIVERMORE, CA, AMADOR JUDO TEAM
3. MICHAEL SARMIENTO, SALINAS, CA, BOJUKA RYU

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 1; 38 Kg
1. RYAN PENA, HONOLULU, HI, HODOKAN JUDO
2. PAVEL REPPO, AURORA, CO, EUROPEAN JUDO
3. DARIEL PORRAS, HIALEAH, FL, BUDOKAN JUDO

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 1; 43 Kg
1. MARCIAL RODRIGUEZ, HIALEAH, FL, BUDOKAN JUDO
2. HAIK SARGSYAN, LOS ANGELES, CA, HAYASTAN
3. JASON INO, SANTA CLARA, CA, CUPERITNO JUDO

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 1; 51 kg
1. NICHOLAS CAMPANA, SO. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, CAHILLS JUDO
2. ROBERT HIROTA, CULVER CITY, CA, VENICE JUDO
3. MATTHEW HIRAYAMA, KAPOLEI, HI, LEEWARD JUDO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; 48 Kg
1. STEPHANIE HATA, EL CERRITO, CA, EAST BAY JUDO INST
2. ALEXANDRA CAUSEY, LOMITA, CA, MOJICA JUDO
3. MAIKA WATANABE, VALLEJO, CA, EAST BAY JUDO INST.

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; 52 Kg
1. MARGARET ZUBEK, DES PLAINES, IL, TOHKON JUDO
2. TAWNY UEMURA, TORRANCE, CA, VENICE JUDO
3. ELAINA DONLEY, QUAKER HILL, CT, NEW LONDON COUNTY JU

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; 57 Kg
1. CHANDA ISHISAKA, MONTEREY PARK, CA, SAN GABRIEL JUDO
2. JULIE DUARTE, BALDWIN PARK, CA, GUERREROS
3. MIA IMADA, MILPITAS, CA, SAN JOSE BUDDHIST JU

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; 63 Kg
1. CINDY IMAI, ROSEMEAD, CA, MOJICA JUDO
2. MARIJA DJOKIC, CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA, EAST BAY JUDO INST
3. HEIDI BARTKOWSKI, STORRS, CT, JUDO AMERICA

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; 70 Kg
1. LISA UEMURA, SALINAS, CA, SALINAS JUDO
2. ASMA SHARIF, DOWNEY, CA, MOJICA JUDO
3. STEFANIE HOWORUN, BRAMPTON, CAN, KIDOKAN JUDO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; 78 Kg
1. JESSICA DAVIS, SACRAMENTO, CA, OKUBO/APOA JUDO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; +78 Kg
1. SAMANTHA LANG, TUALATIN, OR, OBUKAN JUDO
2. VANESSA ZAMBOTTI, JUAREZ CHI, MEX, MOJICA
3. LACEY VUNCANNON, SOUIX CITY, IA, AMERICAN JUDO CLUB

DIVISION: Female Juvenile B; 44 Kg
1. KASI KRAUSS, SAN BRUNO, CA, CAHILLS JUDO
2. DANA FUJIMOTO, KENT, WA, KENT PARKS

DIVISION: Female Juvenile B; 48 Kg
1. ALEXANDRA CAUSEY, LOMITA, CA, MOJICA JUDO
2. MAIKA WATANABE, NAPA, CA, NAPA JUDO
3. JESSICA HSIEH, VALLEJO, CA, EAST BAY JUDO INST.

DIVISION: Female Juvenile B; 52 Kg
1. TAWNY UEMURA, TORRANCE, CA, VENICE JUDO
2. CAYLENE VALDEZ, KAPOLEI, HI, YBA JUDO
3. MARY COLLEEN MATTHEWS, NORTHGLENN, CO, NORTHGLENN JUDO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile B; 57 Kg
1. MARTI MALLOY, OAK HARBOR, WA, NAS WHIDBEY IS.
2. KATI BARTKOWSKI, STORRS, CT, JUDO AMERICA
3. MONICA CELAYA, SALINAS, CA, SALINAS JUDO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile B; 63 Kg
1. CINDY IMAI, ROSEMEAD, CA, MOJICA JUDO
2. JOCELYN MCGRANDLE, ABBOTSFORD, CAN, BURNABY JUDO
3. TOMOYO YOSHINAGA, LOMBARD, IL, TOHKON JUDO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile B; 70 Kg
1. ISABEL CANALES, VISTA, CA, SAN SHI JUDO
2. JENNIFER TUTASS, EL CERRITO, CA, CUNNINGHAM JUDO
3. AMY YEO, HERCULES, CA, OKUBO/APOA JUDO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile B; +70 Kg
1. SAMANTHA LANG, TUALATIN, OR, OBUKAN JUDO
2. CHELSEA BROOKSHER, HESPERIA, CA, HIGH DESERT JUDO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; 35 Kg
1. NICOLE NAKATA, HONOLULU, HI, HODOKAN JUDO
2. KRISTIE WATANABE, HONOLULU, HI, SALT LAKE JUDO
3. JULI YAMANAKA, CARLSBAD, CA, SAN SHI JUDO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; 38 Kg
1. ALISON UEMURA, TORRANCE, CA, VENICE JUDO
2. NAHO FUKUSHIMA, TORRANCE, CA, LONG BEACH DOJO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; 41 kg
1. JAMIE SAKATA, TORRANCE, CA, GARDENA JUDO
2. BRITTANY PIRUCKI, SANTA CLARA, CA, SANTA CLARA PAL JUDO
3. JENNIFER JONES, FULDA, GER, PETERSBERG JUDO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; 45 kg
1. LEILANI AKIYAMA, BELLEVUE, WA, U.S. JUDO TRAINING C
2. TABITHA LUM, HONOLULU, HI, HODOKAN JUDO
3. NICOLE TAKEDA, FRESNO, CA, WEST CLOVIS JUDO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; 50 Kg
1. ADRIANA BLAKELY, LA PUENTE, CA, BASSET JUDO
2. PAULINE MACIAS, LANCASTER, CA, ANTELOPE VALLEY JUDO
3. COREY JO TASHIMA, MILILANI, HI, PEARL CITY HONGWANJI

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; 55 Kg
1. JANINE NAKAO, MARINA, CA, BOJUKA RYU
2. KIMBERLY KNUDSEN, SUNNYVALE, CA, CUPERITNO JUDO
3. HEATHER SWETT, MEDFORD, MA, TOHOKU JUDO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; 61 Kg
1. RONDA ROUSEY, SANTA MONICA, CA, VENICE JUDO
2. CHRISTINA PACHECO, HIALEAH, FL, BUDOKAN
3. CERISE MCMEEKIN, BURNABY, CAN, BURNABY JUDO

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; +61 Kg
1. AMBER THEIS, BARSTOW, CA, BARSTOW JUDO
2. ABBIE HAIRE, BRYSON CITY, NC, YELLOWHILL J.C.
3. TALIA FRIEDMAN, SANTA MONICA, CA, SANTA MONICA JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 55 Kg
1. VITALIY VANYAN, GLENDALE, CA, HAYASTAN
2. KEVIN CHEN, CUPERTINO, CA, CUPERITNO JUDO
3. MATTHEW DIAS, FREMONT, CA, SAN JOSE BUDDHIST JU

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 60 Kg
1. ALEKSEY ALEKSEYENKO, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, CAHILLS JUDO
2. FELIPE NOVOA, OAK PARK, IL, TOHKON
3. LUCAS HAMBLETON, CANBY, OR, OBUKAN JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 66 Kg
1. JOSIAH GONZALES, SACRAMENTO, CA, OKUBO/APOA JUDO
2. PHILLIPE OERTLI, LANCASTER, CA, ANTELOPE VALLEY JUDO
3. HAKOP INDZHEYAN, LOS ANGELES, CA, HAYASTAN

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 73 Kg
1. SARKIS CHIVITCHIAN, LOS ANGELES, CA, HAYASTAN
2. TIGRAN BEDROSIAN, GLENDALE, CA, HAYASTAN
3. MICHAEL OSHIMA, SOMERVILLE, MA, TOHOKU JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 81 Kg
1. KARAPET PARISYAN, LOS ANGELES, CA, HAYASTAN
2. CHRISTOPHER STONE, ATLANTA, GA, ULTIMATE CHALLENGE J
3. ISRAEL TRUJILLO, SALINAS, CA, SALINAS JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 90 Kg
1. MARC UEMURA, SALINAS, CA, SALINAS JUDO
2. RYAN HALSEY, OCEANSIDE, CA, SAN SHI
3. STEVEN CARDOZA, ORCUTT, CA, SANTA YNEZ VALLEY JU

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 100 Kg
1. ANDREW XAVIER, SALINAS, CA, SALINAS JUDO
2. KEITH KENOI, TORRANCE, CA, HARBOR DOJO
3. BRIAN TREADWELL, CLOVIS, CA, CLOVIS JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; +100 Kg
1. KIRK HOFFMAN, ST PETERSBURG, FL, ST PETERSBURG JUDO
2. JONATHAN FULLER, ELMENDORF, TX, ALAMO J.C.

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 51 Kg
1. KEN HASHIMOTO, THORNTON, CO, NORTHGLENN JUDO
2. GARY MOORE, APPLE VALLEY, CA, HIGH DESERT JUDO
3. LAWRENCE YANOGACIO, MILPITAS, CA, SUNNYVALE JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 55 Kg
1. RAPHAEL OERTLI, LANCASTER, CA, ANTELOPE VALLEY JUDO
2. MATTHEW DIAS, FREMONT, CA, SAN JOSE BUDDHIST JU
3. JUSTIN CANNING, CHESAPEAKE BEACH, MD, WASHINGTON JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 60 Kg
1. ERIC SANCHEZ, WEST COVINA, CA, GUERREROS
2. GRIGOR GARIBYAN, LOS ANGELES, CA, HAYASTAN
3. DANNY TORRES, HIALEAH, FL, BUDOKAN JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 66 Kg
1. NAOTOMO GIBSON, SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ, CRANFORD JUDO
2. MICHAEL ELDRED, FRUITLAND, ID, WESTERN IDAHO JUDO I
3. ROSS MACBAISEY, RANCHO SANTA FE, CA, SAN SHI JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 73 Kg
1. MICHAEL OSHIMA, SOMERVILLE, MA, TOHOKU JUDO
2. JOSHUA WHITE, FULTON, GA, ULTIMATE CHALLENGE J
3. GEVORK CHILALYAN, LOS ANGELES, CA, HAYASTAN

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 81 Kg
1. SCOTT UEMURA, SALINAS, CA, SALINAS JUDO
2. NATE PALMER, SACRAMENTO, CA, SACRAMENTO JUDO
3. NATHAN CHEW, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, SAN FRANCISCO JUDO I

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 90 Kg
1. SCOTT EDWARD, AIRDRIE, CAN, AIRDRIE JUDO CLUB
2. CHRIS LARSEN, SANTA ROSA, CA, REDWOOD COAST
3. ANDRE SANTANA, VACAVILLE, CA, MAKIMOTO JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; +90 Kg
1. JONATHAN FULLER, ELMENDORF, TX, ALAMO J.C.
2. KEITH KENOI, TORRANCE, CA, HARBOR DOJO
3. KAI ISHISAKA, MONTEREY PARK, CA, SAN GABRIEL JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 40 Kg
1. LANDON GINSBERG, LONG GROVE, IL, COHEN’S JUDO
2. TRENT NISHIYAMA, LOS ANGELES, CA, VENICE JUDO
3. STEPHEN PEREZ, BRONX, NY, JAMIE TOWERS J.C.

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 43 Kg
1. TOSHIYA NISHIMURA, WESTCHESTER, OH, RENSHUDEN JUDO
2. ARMAN POGOSYAN, , CA,
3. RYAN MALDONADO, SALINAS, CA, SALINAS JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 46 Kg
1. MICHAEL DEMARRIAS, NORTHGLENN, CO, NORTHGLENN JUDO
2. JARED HIGASHI, MILILANI, HI, PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
3. BRANDON YAMABE, SAUGUS, CA, ANTELOPE VALLEY JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 50 Kg
1. ALEX JACOBSON, SANTA ANA, CA, OCBC
2. JOSEPH ORTEGA, GARDENA, CA, GARDENA JUDO
3. MICHAEL PFEIFFER, TAMARAC, FL, KI ITSU SAI

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 54 Kg
1. BOBBY YAMASHITA, DENVER, CO, NORTHGLENN JUDO
2. ROBERT DAVIS, TACOMA, WA, IPPON JUDO
3. MATTHEW VOGELE, HERCULES, CA, CUNNINGHAM JUDO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 59 Kg
1. DANIEL OSHIMA, SOMERVILLE, MA, TOHOKU JUDO
2. CURTIS ONCHI, PORTLAND, OR, OBUKAN JUDO
3. OSCAR MEZA, BALDWIN PARK, CA, ALISO PICO

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 64 Kg
1. GIORGIO GAZZANI, PANORAMA CITY, CA, VALLEY JUDO INST.
2. NELSON NAKATA, WAIPAHU, HI, PAL JUDO
3. SAWATO KAWAMURA, FELTON, CA, SAN JOSE BUDDHIST JU

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 69 Kg
1. COLM PRUVOT, CUPERTINO, CA, CUPERITNO JUDO
2. KEVYN WILDER, CINCINNATI, OH, RENSHUDEN JUDO
3. STEPAN EKIZYAN, LOS ANGELES, CA, HAYASTAN

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; +69 Kg
1. GABRIEL MOORE, APPLE VALLEY, CA, HIGH DESERT JUDO
2. JULIO SANCHEZ, HIALEAH, FL, BUDOKAN JUDO
3. JARED CATHOLIQUE-BRUYERE, FORT FRANCES, CAN, FORT FRANCES JUDO

Medal Count, State, sorted in Order of Total
Medals

 

State

Total

Gold

Silver

Bronze

1.

California

158

53

54

51

2.

Hawaii

24

10

9

5

3.

Washington

8

3

3

2

4.

Colorado

7

3

2

2

4.

Florida

7

2

2

3

5.

Oregon

5

3

1

1

5.

Canada

5

1

1

3

5.

Georgia

5

2

2

1

6.

Massachusetts

4

2

0

2

6.

Illinois

4

2

1

1

7.

New Jersey

3

3

0

0

7.

Connecticut

3

0

1

2

8.

Texas

2

1

1

0

8.

Ohio

2

1

1

0

9.

Maryland

1

0

0

1

9.

Alaska

1

0

1

0

9.

Iowa

1

0

0

1

9.

Mexico

1

0

1

0

9.

New Mexico

1

0

0

1

9.

New York

1

0

0

1

9.

North Carolina

1

0

1

0

9.

Germany

1

0

0

1

9.

Virginia

1

0

1

0

9.

Idaho

1

0

1

0

 

Nage-No-Kata Results

JUNIOR DIVISION

Place

Tori-Uke

Score

1

Kealoha-Kwon

627.0

2

Miyamasu-Leandro

618.0

3

M.Hirata-C.Hirata

567.0

YOUTH DIVISION

Place

Tori-Uke

Score

1

Dajnowski-Mita

1059.0

2

Fujiuchi-Mitsunaga

967.5

3

Scheglov-Fujimoto

956.5

4

Lum-Nakaka

924.5

5

Hata-Cohea

870.5

6

M.Walsh-E.Walsh

631.5

2000 Junior National Results

07-02-2000

For immediate release: SPORTS

The following are the results for the 2000 USJF Junior Youth and Team National
Championships held at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, California.
Over 800 contestants from all over the United States competed in the event,
which was santioned by U.S. Judo Federation, USA Judo, and U.S. Judo Association.
Next weekend the USA Judo Junior Olympics will occur at the same venue on
Friday and Saturday, July 7-8.

Category Age Groups:
Bantam 1: 8 yrs.
Intermediate 1: 9-10 yrs.
Intermediate 2: 11-12 yrs.
Juvenile A: 13-14 yrs.
Juvenile B: 15-16 yrs.
Juvenile C: 17-19 yrs.

Special Awards:

Outstanding Competitor:
Day #1: Tomo Gibson
Day #2: Nate Torra and Stephanie Hata (tie)

Best Technique:
Day #1: Todd Fujikawa
Day #2: Kenny Hashimoto

Sportsmanship:
Day #1: Brian Watanabe
Day #2: Stephany Lee

Kata Results:

Junior Division
1. Michael Fujiuchi/Nicole Nakata – 50th State Yudanshakai
2. Matthew Hirata/Chris Hirata – Chuka Yudanshakai
3. Dale Hata/Robert Cohea – Daihegen Yudanshakai

Youth Division:
1. Sayaka Matsumoto/Stephanie Hata – Daihegen Yudanshakai
2. Bartosz Dajnowski/Brandon Mita – Chicago Yudanshakai
3. Michael Eldred/Robert Nagasaki – Daihegen Yudanshakai

Bantam Category Divisions:

Contestant’s Name, Hometown, State Code, Club Name

DIVISION: Girls Bantam; 23 Kg

1. Kayla Imler, Citrus Heights, CA, Team Sacramento

2. Carrie Gonzales, Barstow, CA, Barstow Judo

3. Serena Taylan, Salinas, CA, Salinas Judo Club

DIVISION: Girls Bantam; 27 Kg

1. Jordan Kealoha, Honolulu, HI, Hodokan

2. Christina Chow, Honolulu, HI, Shobukan

3. Tierra Davis, Decatur, GA, Waka Mu Sha Judo Clu

DIVISION: Girls Bantam; 31 Kg 

1. Annemarie Kelleghan, Santa Monica,
CA, Venice Judo Club

2. Ana Piza, Las Vegas, NV, Rising Sun
Judo Club

3. Michelle Garcia, Lynwood, CA, South
Gate Middle Sc

DIVISION: Girls Bantam; + 35 Kg

1. Afrika Lewis, Vallejo, CA, Kyodo
Judo Club

DIVISION: Boys Bantam; 23 Kg

1. Brady LaFortune, Kaneoh, HI, Salt
Lake Judo Club

2. Anthony Kwon, Kaneohe, HI, Hodokan
Judo Club

3. Andrew Sorensen, Los Angeles, CA,
Venice Judo Club

DIVISION: Boys Bantam; 27 Kg

1. Joshua Villani, Everett, WA, U.S.
Judo Training C

2. Christopher Oba, Gardena, CA, Gardena

3. Joshua Laursen, Livermore, CA, Amador
Judo Team

DIVISION: Boys Bantam; 31 Kg

1. Grayson Linstrom, Livermore, CA,
Amador Judo Team

2. Ryan Leija, Napa, CA, Napa Judo

3. Brent Yasukochi, Oceanside, CA, San
Shi Judo Club

DIVISION: Boys Bantam; 35 Kg

1. Robert Shultheis, Gurnee, IL, Gurnee
Judo Club

2. Hakop Karapetyan, Los Angeles, CA,
Hayastan

3. Haik Sargsyan, Los Angeles, CA, Hayastan
Judo Club

DIVISION: Boys Bantam; +35 Kg

1. Robert Hirota, Culver City, CA, Venice
Judo Club

2. Matthew Hirayama, Pearl City, HI,
Leeward

3. Georgiy Makarenko, Sacramento, CA,
California Muscle Ju

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 2; 30 Kg

1. Danica Kamakana, Honolulu, HI, Salt
Lake Judo Club

2. Kristie Watanabe, Honolulu, HI, Salt
Lake Judo Club

3. Nicole Nakata, Honolulu, HI, Hodokan
Judo Club

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 2; 34 Kg

1. Nicole Schultheis, Gurnee, IL, Gurnee
Judo Club

2. Alison Uemura, Torrance, CA, Venice
Judo Club

3. Brittany Pirucki, Woodstock, GA,
Atlanta Judo Academy

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 2; 39 Kg

1. Sukari Murray, Bronx, NY, Jamie Towers
Judo

2. Carleigh Hobson, Palmdale, CA, AntelopeValley
Judo

3. Chelsea Horikawa, Kunia, HI, Salt
Lake Judo Club

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 2; 44 Kg

1. Pauline Macias, Lancaster, CA, Antelope
Valley Judo

2. Masha Scheglov, Beverly Hills, CA,
Sawtelle Judo School

3. Camille Collins, Northglenn, CO,
Northglenn Judo Club

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 2; 49 Kg

1. Tara Clark, Hercules, CA, Cunningham’s
Judo Cl

2. Jasmyn Siaki, Vacaville, CA, Makimoto
Judo Club

3. Alexandra Higgins, Fall City, WA,
U.S. Judo Training C

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 2; +49 Kg

1. Abbie Haire, Bryson City, NC, Yellowhill
Judo Club

2. Amber Theis, Barstow, CA, Barstow
Judo

3. Talia Friedman, Santa Monica, CA,
Santa Monica YMCA

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; 26Kg

1. Tara Nishiyama, Los Angeles, CA,
Venice Judo Club

2. Victoria Anthony, Huntington Beach,
CA, OCBC Judo Club

3. Michelle Yamabe, Saugus, CA, Antelope
Valley Judo

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; 30Kg

1. Meagan Higgins, Livermore, CA, Amador
Judo Team

2. Brenna Clark, Hercules, CA, Cunningham’s
Judo Cl

3. Brianna Buffington, Sacamento, CA,
Sacramento Judo Club

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; 34Kg

1. Kelia Fu, Honolulu, HI, Shobukan
Judo Club

2. Larisa Lindstrom, Livermore, CA,
Amador Judo Team

3. Kimberly Tess-Wanat, Fond du Lac,
WI, Fondy Judo Club

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; 38Kg

1. Jaclyn Kataoka, North Highlands,
CA, California Muscle Ju

2. Anne Yoshimura, Camarillo, CA, Venice
Judo Club

3. Kathleen Nakata, Honolulu, HI, Hodokan
Judo Club

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; 43Kg

1. Dawn Ishisaka, Monterey Park, CA,
San Gabriez

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; 55kg

1. Kimberly Cagalawan, Lancaster, CA,
Antelope Valley Judo

2. Shanel Campana, SSFO, CA, Cahill’s
Judo

3. Brittney Camacho, Fowler, CA, Fowler
Judo Club

DIVISION: Girls Intermed. 1; +55kg

1. Charmaine Galvez, La Mirada, CA,
Jundokai Judo & Juji

2. Jasmeen Sapp, Atlanta, GA, No Club
Declared

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 30 Kg

1. Gerardo Blanco, Bronx, NY, Jamie
Towers

2. James Jones, Duluth, GA, Waka Mu
Sha

3. Edward Yanogacio, Milpitas, CA, Sunnyvale
Judo Club

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 34 Kg

1. Matthew Beran, Quartz Hill, CA, Antelope
Valley Judo

2. Landon Ginsberg, Long Grove, IL,
Cohen’s Judo

3. Marcus Kawahara, San Jose, CA, None
declared

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 39 Kg

1. Michael Russell, Norwich, CT, New
London County Ju

2. Nicholas Delpopolo, Westfield, NJ,
Cranford Judo Karate

3. Jesse Durfee, Denver, CO, Hyland
Hills Judo Sc

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 44 Kg

1. Michael Fujiuchi, Honolulu, HI, Hodokan
Judo Club

2. Orick Bagdasarian, Hollywood, CA,
Hayastan

3. Nolan Hamblen, Oceanside, CA, San
Shi Judo Club

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 49 Kg

1. Oscar Meza, Baldwin PA, CA, Guerreros

2. Rafael Ramos, Union City, NJ, APA
Judo Club

3. Duane Fukumoto, Waipahu, HI, Newtown
Shinseikan

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 54 Kg

1. Stepan Ekizyan, Los Angeles, CA,
Hayastan Dojo

2. Winston Wey, Cupertino, CA, Cupertino
Judo Club

3. Alfredo Esparza, La Puente, CA, Guerreros

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; 60 Kg

1. Aram Sapunjian, Los Angeles, CA,
Hayastan Dojo

2. Gregory Lee, Gardena, CA, San Gabriel
Judo Doj

3. Jaggi Dhillon, Watsonville, CA, Watsonville
Judo

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 2; +60 Kg

1. Julio Sanchez, Hialeah, FL, Budokan

2. Patrick Kim, West Hills, CA, Valley
Judo Institut

3. Brandon Reames, Decatur, GA, Waka
Mu Sha Judo Clu

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 1; 22kg

1. George Banzon, West Los Angeles,
CA, Sawtelle Judo

2. Colton Haire, Bryson City, NC, Yellowhill
Judo Club

3. Bret Yamanaka, Carlsbad, CA, San
Shi Judo Club

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 1; 26 kg

1. Clay Tormey, Chicago, IL, Menomemee

2. Reid Oshiro, Honolulu, HI, Salt Lake
Judo Club

3. Derron Maki, Honolulu, CA, Salt Lake
Judo Club

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 1; 30 Kg

1. Tadd Fujikawa, Honolulu, HI, Salt
Lake Judo Club

2. Martiros Zirakian, Los Angeles, CA,
Hayastan Judo Club

3. Jakob Kamer, Vallejo, CA, Kyodo Judo
Club

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 1; 34 Kg

1. Johnathan Graham, Livermore, CA,
Amador Judo Team

2. Daniel Chow, Honolulu, HI, Shobukan
Judo Club

3. Ryan Pena, Honolulu, HI, Hodokan
Judo Club

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 1; 38 Kg

1. Jarrod Brooksher, Hesperia, CA, High
Desert Judo

2. Marcial Rodriguez, Hialeah, FL, Budokan

3. Jesus Del Rio, Miami, FL, USA Judo
Center

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 1; 43 Kg

1. Arthur Chivichyan, Los Angeles, CA,
Hayastan Judo

2. Cody Linton, Solvang, CA, Santa Ynez
Valley Ju

3. John-Patrick Hurrell, San Bruno,
CA, Cahill’s

DIVISION: Boys Intermed. 1; 52 kg

1. Paul Myers, Yorkville, IL, Fox Valley
Dojo

2. Christian Pavo, Waipahu, HI, Leeward
Judo Club

3. Daniel Katz, Cupertino, CA, Cupertino
Judo Club

DIVISION: Boys Intermed 1; +52kg

1. Scott Yokogawa, Los Angeles, CA,
San Gabriel Judo Doj

2. Evan Lowe, Galt, CA, Sacramento Judo
Club

3. Youngmin Kang, Gardena, CA, Gardena
Dojo

Juvenile Category Divisions:

Contestant’s Name, Hometown, State Code,
Club Name

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; 44 Kg

1. Stephanie Hata, El Cerrito, CA, East
Bay Judo Instit

2. Katherine Ensler, Norman, OK, Sooner
Judo

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; 48 Kg

1. Sayaka Matsumoto, Richmond, CA, East
Bay Judo Instit

2. Margaret Zubek, Des Plaines, IL,
Kano

3. Cristina Navajo, Tustin, CA, Tustin
Dojo

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; 52 Kg

1. Charlee Minkin, Half Moon Bay, CA,
Cahill’s Judo Academ

2. Kaure Murray, Bronx, NY, Jamie Towers
Judo

3. Teresa Ratanasurakarn, Whittier,
CA, Mojica Judo Club

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; 57 Kg

1. Carrie Chandler, Dalton, MA, Jason
Morris Judo

2. Kati Bartkowski, Storrs, CT, Judo
America

3. Stephanie Moyerman, Philadelphia,
PA, Liberty Bell Judo

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; 63 Kg

1. Cindy Imai, Rosemead, CA, Mojica
Judo Club

2. Stephany Lee, Honolulu, HI, Salt
Lake Judo Club

3. Christina Yannetsos, N Miami Beach,
FL, Budokan Judo Club

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; 70 Kg

1. Asma Sharif, Downey, CA, Mojica Judo
Club

2. Shelbi Lee, N. Wales, PA, Liberty
Bell Judo Cl

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; 78 Kg

1. Valarie Regas, Kennesaw, GA, Atlanta
Judo Academy

2. Sandra Gilley, Vacaville, CA, Makimoto
Judo Club

DIVISION: Female Juvenile C; +78 Kg

1. Dawnell Nishijima, Gardena, CA, Gardena

2. Lotashia Govan, Vallejo, CA, Kyodo
Judo Club

DIVISION: Female Juvenile B; 44 Kg

1. Stephanie Hata, El Cerrito, CA, East
Bay Judo Instit

2. Ann Shiraishi, Elk Grove, CA, Okubo/APOA
Judo

3. Michelle Young, Los Angeles, CA,
Venice Judo Club

DIVISION: Female Juvenile B; 48 Kg

1. Tawny Uemura, Torrance, CA, Venice
Judo Club

2. Melissa Orden, Ewa Beach, HI, Shobukan
Judo Club

DIVISION: Female Juvenile B; 52 Kg

1. Mallory Kato, San Jose, CA, San Jose
Buddhist Ju

2. Elizabeth Burns, Scotia, NY, Jason
Morris Judo

3. Julia Van Helder, Scottsdale, AZ,
Phoenix Grappling Ce

DIVISION: Female Juvenile B; 57 Kg

1. Kati Bartkowski, Storrs, CT, Judo
America

2. Chanda Ishisaka, Monterey Park, CA,
San Gabriel Judo Doj

3. Kimberly Kauffold, E. Wenatchee,
WA, Bushido Judo

DIVISION: Female Juvenile B; 63 Kg

1. Cindy Imai, Rosemead, CA, Mojica
Judo Club

2. Stephany Lee, Honolulu, HI, Salt
Lake Judo Club

3. Marija Djokic, Citrus Heights, CA,
Team Sacramento

DIVISION: Female Juvenile B; 70 Kg

1. Lisa Uemura, Salinas, CA, Salinas
Judo Club

2. Bethany Ogzewalla, Westminster, CO,
Hyland Hills

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; 35 Kg

1. Blessing Drumeller, Pearl City, HI,
Pearl City Hongwanji

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; 41 kg

1. Leilani Akiyama, Bellevue, WA, U.S.
Judo Training C

2. Shirley Yacubowicz, Andover, MA,
Pedro’s

3. Christine Ellis, Westfield, NJ, Cranford
Judo Club

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; 45 kg

1. Adriana Blakely, LaPuente, CA, Guerreros
Judo Club

2. Corey Jo Tashima, Mililani, HI, Pearl
City Hongwanji

3. Christina Pro, Jefferson Hills, PA,
S. Hills Judo

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; 50 Kg

1. Ronda Rousey, San Monica, CA, Venice
Judo Club

2. Alexandra Causey, Lomita, CA, Harbor
Judo Club

3. Janine Nakao, Marina, CA, Bojuka
Ryu Judo

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; 55 Kg

1. Anna Palmer, Sacramento, CA, Sacramento
Judo Club

2. Kaja Martin, Palo Alto, CA, Palo
Alto Judo

3. Marti Malloy, Oak Harbor, WA, NAS
Whidbey Island

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; 61 Kg

1. Melanie Vega-Borja, Wellington, FL,
West Palm Beach Judo

2. Angela Chau, Broomfield, CO, Northglenn
Judo Club

3. Thuy Nguyen, Norcross, GA, Ultimate
Challenge J

DIVISION: Female Juvenile A; +61 Kg

1. Samantha Lang, Tualatin, OR, Obukan

2. Jennifer Tutass, El Cerrito, CA,
Cunningham’s Judo Cl

3. Chelsea-Ana Siaki, Vacaville, CA,
Makimoto Judo Club

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 55 Kg

1. Steven Varela, Whittier, CA, Mojica
Judo Club

2. Lucas Hambleton, Canby, OR, Obukan
Dojo

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 60 Kg

1. Nathan Torra, Clarksburg, MA, Jason
Morris Judo

2. Aleksey Alekseyenko, San Francisco,
CA, Cahill’s Academy

3. Trevor Mallo, Thornton, CO, Hyland
Hills Judo

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 66 Kg

1. Taylor Takata, Honolulu, HI, None
declared

2. Casey Gambrel, Kimberly, ID, Twin
Falls Judo Club

3. Christopher Cornelison, Twin Falls,
ID, Twin Falls Judo

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 73 Kg

1. Manuel Gamburyan, Los Angeles, CA,
Hayastan Judo

2. Israel Trujillo, Salinas, CA, Salinas
Judo Club

3. Sarkis Chivitchian, Los Angeles,
CA, Hayastan

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 81 Kg

1. Karapet Parisyan, Los Angeles, CA,
Hayastan Dojo

2. Aaron Cohen, Buffalo Grove, IL, Cohen’s
Judo Club

3. Berney Hoover, Sacramento, CA, Okubo/APOA
Judo

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 90 Kg

1. Marc Uemura, Salinas, CA, Salinas
Judo Club

2. Gordon, Jr Dorham, South San Francisco,
CA, Cahill’s Judo

3. Steven Cardoza, Orcutt, CA, Santa
Ynez Valley Ju

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; 100 Kg

1. Shintaro Higashi, Scarsdale, NY,
Kokushi Budo Institu

2. Richard Esparza, La Puente, CA, Guerreros

3. Michael Merkovich, Forest Hills,
NY, AAA Olympic

DIVISION: Male Juvenile C; +100 Kg

1. Kirk Hoffmann, St. Petersburg, FL,
St. Pete Judo Club

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 51 Kg

1. Eric Sanchez, West Covina, CA, Guerreros

2. James Akiyama, Bellevue, WA, U.S.
Judo Training C

3. Brian Watanabe, Napa, CA, Napa Judo
Club

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 55 Kg

1. Robert Varela, Whittier, CA, Mojica
Judo Club

2. Anthony Aufmann, Vernon Hills, IL,
Cohen’s Judo Club

3. Taraje Murray, New York, NY, Jamie
Towers

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 60 Kg

1. Naotomo Gibson, Scotch Plains, NJ,
Cranford Judo Center

2. Stephen Wolery, Cincinnati, OH, Renshuden
Judo Acade

3. Kevin Chen, Cupertino, CA, Cupertino
Judo Club

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 66 Kg

1. Joel Akimoto, Pearl City, HI, Salt
Lake Judo

2. Ali Bakhshizadeh, Santee, CA, Unidos

3. Kyle Bokariza, Freedom, CA, Watsonville
Judo

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 73 Kg

1. Sarkis Chivitchian, Los Angeles,
CA, Hayastan

2. Nathan Chew, San Francisco, CA, San
Francisco Judo I

3. Zare Moskovian, Los Angeles, CA,
Hayastan

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 81 Kg

1. Gregory Donofrio, Cranford, NJ, Cranford
Judo & Kara

2. Christian Haire, Bryson City, NC,
Yellowhill Judo Club

3. Nathan Palmer, Sacramento, CA, Sacramento
Judo Club

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; 90 Kg

1. Atsushi Yoshinaga, Lombard, IL, Tohkon
Judo Academy

2. Hayk Tavadjian, Los Angeles, CA,
Hayastan Judo Club

3. Djamaldin Aliev, Aurora, CO, Northglenn
Judo Club

DIVISION: Male Juvenile B; +90 Kg

1. Shintaro Higashi, Scarsdale, NY,
Kokushi

2. Jonathan Fuller, Elmendorf, TX, San
Antonio Downtown

3. Albert Gilsamaniego, Wenatchee, WA,
Bushido

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 40 Kg

1. Eric Lafon, San Diego, CA, Judo America
San Die

2. Michael Demarrias, Northglenn, CO,
Northglenn Judo Club

3. Meruzhan Fagratian, Los Angeles,
CA, Hayastan

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 43 Kg

1. Kenneth Hashimoto, Thornton, CO,
Northglenn Judo Club

2. Matthew Ardon, Bronx, NY, Jamie Towers
Judo Club

3. Robert Davis, Tacoma, WA, Tacoma
Judo Club

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 46 Kg

1. Ariel Molina, Arlington, VA, Arlington
Judo Club

2. Kento Fukushima, Torrance, CA, Long
Beach Judo Dojo

3. Arian Monteagudo, West New York,
NY, Kobukan Dojo

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 50 Kg

1. Robert Yamashita, Thornton, CO, Northglenn
Judo Club

2. Lawrence Yanogacio, Milpitas, CA,
Sunnyvale Judo Club

3. Shawn Parker, Payette, ID, Ore-Ida
Judo

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 54 Kg

1. Petros Nagapetyan, Los Angeles, CA,
Hayastan

2. Jesse Shiosaki, Lomita, CA, Gardena
Judo Club

3. Grant Nakashima, Kent, WA, Budokan

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 59 Kg

1. Garrett Taise, Monterey Park, CA,
San Gabriel Judo Doj

2. Ross MacBaisey, Rancho Santa Fe,
CA, San Shi

3. Colm Pruvot, Cupertino, CA, Cupertino
Judo Club

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 64 Kg

1. Everett Pavo, Waipahu, HI, Leeward
Judo Club

2. Orlando Cou, Hialeah, FL, Baragua
Judo Kai

3. Simon Goldeen, Palo Alto, CA, Palo
Alto Judo

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 69 Kg

1. Michael Oshima, Somerville, MA, Tohoku

2. Gabriel Moore, Apple Valley, CA,
High Desert

3. Sawato Kawamura, Felton, CA, San
Jose Buddhist

DIVISION: Male Juvenile A; 80 Kg

1. Christopher Larsen, Santa Rosa, CA,
Redwood Coast/North

2. Scott Uemura, Salinas, CA, Salinas
Judo Club

3. Kai Ishisaka, Monterey Park, CA,
San Gabriel

DIVISION: Male Juvenle A; +80 Kg

1. Shingo Katsura, Honolulu, HI, Pearl
City Hongwanji

2. Keith Kenoi, Torrance, CA, Harbor
Judo Dojo

3. Aaron Shiosaki, Lomita, CA, Gardena
Judo Club

Medal Count, State

Sorted by Total Medals

 

State

Total

Gold

Silver

Bronze

1.

California

131

47

42

42

2.

Hawaii

27

11

11

5

3.

Illinois

9

5

4

0

3.

Washington

9

2

1

6

3.

Colorado

9

2

3

4

3.

New York

9

4

2

3

4.

Georgia

8

1

3

4

5.

Florida

7

3

2

2

6.

New Jersey

5

2

2

1

7.

Massachusetts

4

3

1

0

8.

Pennsylvania

3

0

1

2

8.

North Carolina

3

1

2

0

8.

Connecticut

3

2

1

0

8.

Idaho

3

0

1

2

9.

Oregon

2

1

1

0

10.

Virginia

1

1

0

0

10.

Texas

1

0

1

0

10.

Arizona

1

0

0

1

10.

Ohio

1

0

1

0

10.

Oklahoma

1

0

1

0

10.

Nevada

1

0

1

0

10.

Wisconsin

1

0

0

1

Number of Contestants, Divisions, & Organizations

Total # of entrants:

807

# of Bantam Females:

22

# of Bantam Males:

55

# of Intermediate Females:

95

# of Intermediate Males:

253

# of Juvenile Females:

109

# of Juvenile Males:

273

# of Bantam Divisions:

9

# of Intermediate Divisions:

29

# of Juvenile Divisions:

47

State Total:

30

Contestants from each State

State

Bantam Male

Bantam Female

Inter. Male

Inter.Female

Juv.

Male

Juv.

Female

Totals

Alaska

0

1

0

1

1

0

3

Arizona

0

0

3

0

0

1

4

California

38

17

178

58

153

54

498

Colorado

1

0

10

3

16

4

34

Connecticut

0

0

2

0

0

4

6

Florida

0

0

6

1

9

4

20

Georgia

1

1

8

5

6

2

23

Hawaii

6

2

11

10

12

7

48

Idaho

0

0

0

0

8

0

8

Illinois

2

0

6

3

13

4

28

Indiana

0

0

2

0

3

0

5

Iowa

0

0

1

0

0

1

2

Kansas

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Maryland

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

Massachusetts

0

0

1

1

3

3

8

Michigan

0

0

1

0

1

0

2

Nevada

1

1

7

2

4

0

15

New Jersey

0

0

2

0

3

2

7

New York

2

0

5

1

7

2

17

N. Carolina

0

0

1

1

1

0

3

Ohio

1

0

0

0

2

0

3

Oklahoma

0

0

0

0

1

2

3

Oregon

0

0

0

0

5

2

7

Pennsylvania

0

0

1

0

0

4

5

Texas

0

0

1

1

4

1

7

Utah

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Vermont

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Virginia

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Washington

3

0

6

4

13

9

35

Wisconsin

0

0

1

4

3

0

8

UNKNOWN

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

Totals:

55

22

253

95

272

109

806

Contestants in each Division

Division Name

Number in Division

Girls Bantam; 23 Kg

7

Girls Bantam; 27 Kg

9

Girls Bantam; 31 Kg

4

Girls Bantam; + 35 Kg

2

Boys Bantam; 23 Kg

14

Boys Bantam; 27 Kg

16

Boys Bantam; 31 Kg

13

Boys Bantam; 35 Kg

7

Boys Bantam; +35 Kg

5

Girls Intermed. 2; 30 Kg

9

Girls Intermed. 2; 34 Kg

5

Girls Intermed. 2; 39 Kg

12

Girls Intermed. 2; 44 Kg

13

Girls Intermed. 2; 49 Kg

4

Girls Intermed. 2; +49 K

5

Girls Intermed. 1; 26Kg

11

Girls Intermed. 1; 30Kg

10

Girls Intermed. 1; 34Kg

14

Girls Intermed. 1; 38Kg

4

Girls Intermed. 1; 43Kg

1

Girls Intermed. 1; 55kg

5

Girls Intermed. 1; +55kg

2

Boys Intermed. 2; 30 Kg

13

Boys Intermed. 2; 34 Kg

21

Boys Intermed. 2; 39 Kg

35

Boys Intermed. 2; 44 Kg

26

Boys Intermed. 2; 49 Kg

18

Boys Intermed. 2; 54 Kg

8

Boys Intermed. 2; 60 Kg

4

Boys Intermed. 2; +60 Kg

11

Boys Intermed. 1; 22kg

3

Boys Intermed. 1; 26 kg

19

Boys Intermed. 1; 30 Kg

34

Boys Intermed. 1; 34 Kg

22

Boys Intermed. 1; 38 Kg

14

Boys Intermed. 1; 43 Kg

11

Boys Intermed. 1; 52 kg

10

Boys Intermed 1; +52kg

4

Female Juvenile C; 44 Kg

2

Female Juvenile C; 48 Kg

3

Female Juvenile C; 52 Kg

5

Female Juvenile C; 57 Kg

8

Female Juvenile C; 63 Kg

9

Female Juvenile C; 70 Kg

2

Female Juvenile C; 78 Kg

2

Female Juvenile C; +78 K

2

Female Juvenile B; 44 Kg

7

Female Juvenile B; 48 Kg

3

Female Juvenile B; 52 Kg

3

Female Juvenile B; 57 Kg

5

Female Juvenile B; 63 Kg

5

Female Juvenile B; 70 Kg

2

Female Juvenile A; 35 Kg

1

Female Juvenile A; 41 kg

4

Female Juvenile A; 45 kg

5

Female Juvenile A; 50 Kg

15

Female Juvenile A; 55 Kg

10

Female Juvenile A; 61 Kg

9

Female Juvenile A; +61 Kg

7

Male Juvenile C; 55 Kg

10

Male Juvenile C; 60 Kg

9

Male Juvenile C; 66 Kg

14

Male Juvenile C; 73 Kg

18

Male Juvenile C; 81 Kg

9

Male Juvenile C; 90 Kg

6

Male Juvenile C; 100 Kg

6

Male Juvenile C; +100 Kg

1

Male Juvenile B; 51 Kg

20

Male Juvenile B; 55 Kg

15

Male Juvenile B; 60 Kg

18

Male Juvenile B; 66 Kg

15

Male Juvenile B; 73 Kg

8

Male Juvenile B; 81 Kg

7

Male Juvenile B; 90 Kg

5

Male Juvenile B; +90 Kg

3

Male Juvenile A; 40 Kg

17

Male Juvenile A; 43 Kg

15

Male Juvenile A; 46 Kg

12

Male Juvenile A; 50 Kg

11

Male Juvenile A; 54 Kg

12

Male Juvenile A; 59 Kg

13

Male Juvenile A; 64 Kg

9

Male Juvenile A; 69 Kg

5

Male Juvenile A; 80 Kg

9

Male Juvenle A; +80 Kg

5