Weight: 78kg
Date of Birth: November 19, 1983
Hometown
: North Bergen, N.J.
Residence: Stillwater, Okla.
Education: Attending Oklahoma State University
Favorite Athlete: Steve Mocco (brother and NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion).
Favorite TV Show: Desperate Housewives
Nickname
: Vanilla Gorilla

World Championship Teams: 2005
Pan American Championship Teams: 2008 (Fifth), 2006 (Bronze), 2005 (Fifth)
Junior Pan American Championships Teams: 2001 (Bronze)

Personal: Katie spent her childhood tagging along to wrestling tournaments and practices, cheering for her older brothers, Joey and Steven. As a child she was taught that athletic ability and excellence were to be revered, but as a girl she was excluded from participation. Fortunately for the 2005 National Champion, Katie's father enrolled brother Steven in judo to supplement his wrestling and Katie got her chance to compete as well. "Becoming an athlete changed my life in so many ways. Through judo I learned the value of hard work, focus and dedication, for which I am forever grateful. The best part is that Steven and I are now pursuing the same Olympic dream." Katie says.

Recent Career Highlights:

2008:

  • Bronze - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Fifth - Pan American Championships

2007:

  • Gold - Benito Juarez Championships
  • Silver - U.S. Open
  • Silver - Fall Classic National Championships
  • Bronze - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Bronze - Finnish Open
  • Fifth - Rendez-Vous Canada

2006:

  • Gold - Fall Classic Nationals (70kg)
  • Bronze - USA Judo Senior National Championships (70kg)
  • Bronze - Pan American Championships (70kg)
  • Fifth - Rendez-Vous Canada (70kg0

2005:

  • Gold - U.S. Open (70kg
  • Gold - Puerto Rico Open (70k)
  • Gold - World Team Trials (70kg)
  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships (70kg)
  • Fifth - Pan Amcerican Championships (70kg)
  • Fifth - Prague World Cup (70kg)
  • Seventh - Tampere World Cup (70kg)

2004:

  • Silver - Rendez-Vous Canada (70kg)
  • Bronze - U.S. Open (70kg)
  • Bronze - Fall Classic Nationals (70kg)
  • Bronze - USA Judo Senior National Championships (70k)
  • Bronze - Benito Juarez Championships (70kg)

2002:

  • Bronze - USA Judo Senior National Championships

2001:

  • Bronze - Pan American Junior Championships