Heidi Moore

USA Judo

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Weight: +78kg
Date of Birth: September 11, 1975
Hometown: Englewood, Colo.
Residence: Englewood, Colo.
Club: Denver Judo
Coach: Scott Moore
Education: B.A., Reed College, Portland, Ore.
Favorite TV Show: Anything on the Discovery Channel
Favorite Movie: Bend it Like Beckham
Current U.S. Ranking: #4 in the +78kg Division

World Championship Teams: 2007, 2005
Pan American Championships Teams: 2008, 2007 (Bronze), 2005
Junior Pan American Championships Teams: 1993 (Bronze)

Personal: Heidi has been an elite athlete for many years and has medaled in Junior National Championships as early as 1988 and Senior National Championships in 1996. In June 2000, she married Scott Moore, USA's first-ever Paralympic gold medalist (Sydney). In 2002, Heidi decided to retire and start a family. Her son, Jordan, was born on Christmas Day, 2003.

In the spring of 2004, Heidi decided to go back to competition "for fun." A bronze medal at the National Championships in April of 2004 brought her into the Olympic Trials as the #3 seeded athlete. Heidi dominated the division, winning both of her matches by Ippon, the judo equivalent of a knockout in boxing while nursing her five-month old son between matches. Unfortunately for Heidi, the USA was not qualified for the Olympics at +78 kilograms, but the division was contested at the trials as a contingency in case a Pan American allocation opened, but it did not. In 2005, Moore competed on her first World Championship Team.  She moved down to 78kg for part of the 2006 season before moving back up to heayweight where she won a silver medal at the 2007 Nationals as well as the Open division title.

Heidi won the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Judo in 2008, but again the United States had not qualified to send a representative to the Games in the division.

Recent Career Highlights:

2008:

  • Gold - U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Judo (+78kg) 
  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships (+78kg)
  • Bronze - Olympic Zone Cup (+78kg)

2007:

  • Gold - U.S. Open (+78kg)
  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships (+78kg)
  • Gold - Fall Classic National Championships (+78kg)
  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships (+78kg)
  • Silver - Puerto Rico Open (+78kg)
  • Silver - Puerto Rico Open (Open)
  • Bronze - Pan American Championships (Open)

2006:

  • Gold - Puerto Rico Open (78kg)
  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships (Open)
  • Silver - Puerto Rico Open (Open)
  • Bronze - U.S. Open (Open)
  • Bronze - USA Judo Senior National Championships (78kg)

2005:

  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships (+78kg)
  • Silver - World Team Trials (Named alternate, activated July 2005)
  • Bronze - Matsumae Copenhagen Cup (+78kg)

2004:

  • Gold - Olympic Trials, weight not qualified to attend (+78kg)
  • Bronze - USA Judo Senior National Championships (+78kg)

2002:

  • Silver - National Championships (Open)
  • Fifth - U.S. Open Championships (78kg)

1997:

  • Silver - National Championships (66kg)

1996:

  • Silver - National Championships (66kg)