USA Judo logo

USA Judo

 
USA Judo logo
   
New Age criteria for Judo Masters

USA Judo has adopted the IJF criteria for age groups in the Masters tournament divisions. The year of birth, rather than the actual day you were born, will determine which division all Masters Judoka will fight in. The advantage of implementing this immediately for 2013 is to avoid confusion for USA Masters who compete in World Masters events. Some American fighters competed in the wrong divisions in past World Masters events. The change also allows for some Judokas to get an early start on their Masters career. Example: Judokas who are 29 years of age but turn 30 in 2013 are eligible to compete at Nationals in Virginia Beach in the M1/F1 divisions. 2nd Example: The same holds true if you if you are 39, but will turn 40 anytime in 2013. (Which makes you eligible to fight in M3 40- 44 years old) etc….

Age Divisions for USA Judo Masters. 

Age is determined by the year born only, not the day you were born.
In 2013, athletes will be allocated an age division based on the following criteria:

Age From

Age To

From YOB  

To YOB  

Female Division

Male Division

30

34

1979

1983

F1

M1

35

39

1974

1978

F2

M2

40

44

1969

1973

F3

M3

45

49

1964

1968

F4

M4

50

54

1959

1963

F5

M5

55

59

1954

1958

F6

M6

60

64

1949

1953

F7

M7

65

69

1944

1948

F8

M8

70

74

1939

1943

F9

M9

75

79

1934

1938

F10

M10

80

+

1933

---

F11

M11

 

2013 PEDRO'S CHALLENGE MASTERS RESULTS, Wakefield MA

Masters men 30-39 81kg

(1)-Shawn McManus Fredericton Judo Club New Brunswick/CAN (2)-Kevin Colasse QUEBEC-Federation Franc /CAN
(3)-Rafael Toledo /USA

Masters men 30-39 94kg
(1)-Hardy Baumback /USA
(2)-Robert Rheaume Upper Valley Judo /USA

Masters men 30-39 94kg+
(1)-Paul Holder Cranford NJ/USA
(2)-Aaron Broad Fredericton Judo Club New Brunswick/CAN (3)-Tsafack Eddy Maurice QUEBEC-ANJOU Quebec/CAN

Masters men 40-49 94kg
(1)-Wayne Dickinson Celtic Judo Club MA /USA
(2)-Paul Virtue Oishi NY /USA

2013 University of New Hampshire Wildcat Invitational Masters Results, Durham NH

Men’s masters middleweight (174–178 lb, 5 competitors):
1st place: Przemysław Czarnecki, Jasło Judo, Jasło Poland
2nd place: Lenny Valdez, Worcester Judo Club, Worcester MA
3rd place: John Nelson, Portsmouth Judo Club, Dover NH
 Men’s masters heavyweight (191-205 lb, 4 competitors):
1st place:   Matthew Marcotte, Celtic Judo, Rehoboth MA
2nd place:  Scott Speicher, Pedro’s Judo, Wakefield MA
3rd place:   Jorge Burgos, Holyoke Judo, Holyoke MA

Men’s masters super-heavyweight (212-237 lb, 3 competitors):
1st place:   Alan Taylor, Moreau’s Training, Londonderry NH
2nd place:  Wiktor Czyżowicz, Jasło Judo, Jasło POLAND
3rd place: Thomas Lewry
      Women’s Masters:
1st place: Bernadette Robinson, Checkmate, Manchester NH
2nd place: Juliana Lima, Portsmouth Judo Club, Dover NH

2013 REBEL INVITATIONAL, Owenton KY

Masters Men 41-50 214.6-248.6
 1st Robert Magers of Wakaishu Judo Club
2nd Michael Lin of Mu Do Ryu
3rd Matt Loomis of Mu Do Ryu

Masters Men 31-40 201-218
1st Jeff Horn Mu Do Ryu

2nd Keith Patterson Jin Judo

 Masters 31-40 165-186
1st Brad Daniels of Judan Judo
2nd Jessie Crawford San Se Dai
3rd Joseph Segree of Wakaishu Judo Club

 

WORLD MASTERS 2012 MIAMI

World Masters Miami
Masters The 2012 IJF Grand Masters Championships (World Masters) were held in Miami last November and were a huge success. With only a few months notice after a location change from Brazil, the organizing committee hosted a first class event. International and domestic support from competitors was tremendous. Nearly 900 Judoka from 50 nations converged on Miami for the four day event. The Russians dominated the podium. It seemed like every other anthem played for a gold medalist was under Russian flag. Our American contingent took 34 of the hotly contested medals. Thirty three other Americans advanced to the medal rounds but lost their bronze medal matches. USA fighters who finished in the top seven are listed below.

AMERICAN JUDOKA TOP 7 FINISHERS-WORLD MASTERS 2012 MIAMI

MASTERS HAS AN OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE

Like us on Facebook for all of the current Masters Judo happenings. Click on the link below.
https://www.facebook.com/USAJudoMasters
We look forward to seeing all of you at the U.S. National Championship in Virginia Beach!


NEW USA JUDO MASTERS COMMITTEE

USA Judo has formed a new Masters Committee to address issues regarding age 30+ competitive judokas. George Stein (GA) has been appointed Chairman and Bo Svenson (CA) is Vice Chairman.
George Stein
George Stein

Stein is a fixture at USA Judo and International Judo Federation (IJF) Masters events. He has medaled at World, Pan-Am, National Masters and US Open Championships. He is an Attorney in Atlanta and has served on several Boards and Committees throughout his legal & judo careers.
Bob Svenson
Bob Svenson

Svenson is a former Marine and earned his black belt at the Kodokan in Tokyo. He is a long-time actor and has countless film credits but may be best known for his brilliant portrayal of Buford Pusser in Walking Tall II. He also appeared in the original Inglorious Bastards.

Doug Tono
Doug Tono

Also on the Board are Doug Tono (IL) and Wayne Dickinson (MA). Tono won nationally and internationally on the senior circuit. He made ten trips to the podium at Senior Nationals, including three straight gold medal wins at 65kgs from 1984-1986. He continues to win in Masters competitions, most recently taking silver at the World Masters in Miami last November. Dickinson is a 6-time World Masters medalist and was the Tournament Director for the 2009 Pan-Am Masters Championships.

Wayne Dickinson
Wayne Dickinson

USA Judo Masters Newsletter - Edition #1 By Wayne Dickinson
| Like our Page on Facebook|
Copyright © 2012 USA Judo, All rights reserved.