Mar 07 USA Judo Announces 2008 U.S. Olympic Team

June 17, 2008, 7:52 p.m. (ET)
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) - At the conclusion of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Judo on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, USA Judo announced the 10 players that will be eligible to compete at the Olympic Games in Beijing, August 9-15.

"This weekend had some very exciting matches and we're all pleased with the caliber of athletes who will be representing the USA in Beijing," said USA Judo Director of Athlete Performance Eddie Liddie (Colorado Springs, Colo.) "We have a good mix of players who are veterans of World and Olympic Teams as well as athletes for whom this is just the first Olympic Team they will compete on who also have the potential for a bright future in 2012."

The names of the 10 athletes below will be the roster submitted to the U.S. Olympic Committee. The USOC will announce the entire U.S. Olympic Team roster on or before July 23.

Women's 48kg
Sayaka Matsumoto (El Cerrito, Calif. / NYAC / East Bay Judo Institute)
Alternate: Ann Shiraishi (San Francisco, Calif. / East Bay Judo Institute)

Women's 57kg
Valerie Gotay (Harlingen, Texas / USA Judo National Training Site at Harlingen)
Alternate: Hannah Martin (Glenville, N.Y. / NYAC / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center)

Women's 70kg
Ronda Rousey (Wakefield, Mass. / NYAC / USA Judo National Team FORCE)
Alternate: Katie Sell (Oshkosh, Wis. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center)

Men's 60kg
Taraje Williams-Murray (Bronx, N.Y. / NYAC / Spartak Sports Club)
Alternate: Josh O'Neil (Colorado Springs, Colo. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center)

Men's 66kg
Taylor Takata (Colorado Springs, Colo. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center)
Alternate: Jeremy Liggett (Glenville, N.Y. / NYAC / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center)

Men's73kg
Ryan Reser (Colorado Springs, Colo. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center)
Alternate: Chuck Jefferson (San Jose, Calif. / USA Judo National Training Site at San Jose State University)

Men's 81kg
Travis Stevens (Glenville, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center)
Alternate: Aaron Cohen (Buffalo Grove, Ill. / NYAC / Cohen's Judo)

Men's 90kg
Brian Olson (Boulder, Colo. / NYAC / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center)
Alternate: Garry St. Leger (Brooklyn, N.Y. / NYAC / Legrosports Starrett)

Men's 100kg
Adler Volmar (Coral Springs, Fla. / USA Judo National Training Site at North Miami)
Alternate: Brian Picklo (Mustang, Okla. / USA Stars)

Men's +100kg
Daniel McCormick (Wakefield, Mass. / USA Judo National Team FORCE)
Alternate: Anthony Turner (Miami, Fla. / USA Judo National Training Site at North Miami)

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