Leonard “Buck” Wessell 

USA Judo Lifetime Achievement Award

Leonard “Buck” Wessell is a successful businessman in Colorado whose professional accolades are too many to name. He is also the largest individual donor ever to USA Judo. He was the Olympic Team leader in 2004. He founded both the Boulder Judo Training Center in Boulder, CO, and the Team FORCE program for elite athletes training in Colorado and Massachusetts. Through both programs numerous athletes have been awarded scholarships and financial assistance to help them with their participation in judo