Weight Category: 66kg
Date of Birth: April 6, 1982
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
Hometown: Wahiawa, Hawaii
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club: USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center
Coach: Eddie Liddie
Education: Attended San Jose State University and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Other sports/hobbies: Fishing, watching TV

Personal:  Takata, a native of Hawaii, staked his claim on the sport of judo first at 60kg, where he represented the United States at both the Junior and Senior World Championships as well as winning National Championship, Pan American and U.S. Open Titles. In 2004, he moved up to the 66kg division and would go on to place ninth at the 2008 Olympic Games at the new weight.

Olympic Teams: 2008 (Ninth)
World Championship Teams: 2003, 2001, 2000 (Junior)
Pan American Games Teams: 2003 (Fifth)

Pan American Championship Teams: 2006 (Fifth), 2002 (Gold), 2001 (Gold)

Recent Career Highlights:

2008:

  • Gold - 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Judo
  • Bronze - Olympic Zone Cup Qualifier
  • Bronze - Jose Ramon Rodriguez Championships
  • Fifth - Pan American Championships
  • Fifth - U.S. Open 
  • Ninth - Olympic Games

2007:

  • Gold - FEDOJUDO International Cup
  • Silver - U.S. Open
  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Silver - Rendez-Vous Canada
  • Silver - USA Judo Fall Classic National Championships
  • Silver - New York Open
  • Bronze - Jose Ramon Rodriguez Championships (Cuba)
  • Bronze - Finnish Open
  • Bronze - Benito Juarez Championships

2006:

  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Gold - New York Open
  • Fifth - Pan American Championships
  • Fifth - U.S. Open

2005:

  • Silver - New York Open
  • Bronze - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Bronze - British Open
  • Bronze - Rendez-Vous Canada

2004:

  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Silver - Rendez Vous Canada
  • Bronze - New York Open (60kg)

2003:

  • Gold - New York Open (60kg)
  • Silver - Titan Games (60kg)
  • Bronze - U.S. Open (60kg)
  • Bronze - Olympic Qualifier (60kg)
  • Bronze - Puerto Rico Open (60kg)
  • Fifth - Pan American Games (60kg)

2002:

  • Gold - Pan American Championships (60kg)
  • Gold - Rendez-Vous Canada (60kg)
  • Gold - U.S. Open (60kg)
  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships (60kg)
  • Silver - Benito Juarez Championships (60kg)
  • Fifth - Budapest World Cup (60kg)

2001:

  • Gold - Pan American Championships (60kg)
  • Gold - Collegiate National Championships (60kg)
  • Silver - IMCA U.S. Open (60kg)
  • Bronze - USA Judo Senior National Championships (60kg)

2000:

  • Bronze - U.S. Open (60kg)