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Oct 03 Fifty-Four U.S. Athletes to Compete at Rendez-Vous Canada This Weekend

Oct. 03, 2008, 12:43 p.m. (ET)

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) - U.S. athletes will have their second opportunity in as many weeks to compete in a B-Level point tournament when 54 players compete at the Rendez-Vous Canada in Montreal on Saturday and Sunday.

Competition will be held at the Centre Pierre Charbonneau with divisions to be contested as follows:

Saturday

Men's 55kg, 81kg, 90kg, 100kg and +100kg

Women's 44kg, 52kg, 57kg, 78kg and +78kg

Sunday

Men's 60kg, 66kg, 73kg

Women's 48kg, 63kg and 70kg

U.S. players scheduled to compete include:

  • Nick Kossor (Glenville, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center / 60kg), 2008 Senior National Champion
  • Aaron Kunihiro (Wakefield, Mass. / NYAC / USA Judo National Team FORCE / 60kg), 2008 U.S. Open bronze medalist
  • Michael Eldred (Fruitland, Idaho / Western Idaho Judo Institute / 73kg), 2008 U.S. Open bronze medalist
  • Nick Delpopolo (Glenville, N.Y. / NYAC / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center / 73kg), 2007 Senior Nationals silver medalist
  • Bobby Lee (Wakefield, Mass. / NYAC / USA Judo National Team FORCE / 73kg), 2008 Senior National Champion
  • Harry St. Leger (Brooklyn, N.Y. / NYAC / Legrosports Starrett / 81kg), 2008 Senior Nationals silver medalist
  • Travis Stevens (Glenville, N.Y. / NYAC / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center / 81kg), ninth-place finisher at the 2008 Olympic Games
  • Myles Porter (Colorado Springs, Colo. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center / 100kg), fifth-place finisher at the 2008 Paralympic Games
  • Daniel McCormick (Wakefield, Mass. / NYAC / USA Judo National Team FORCE / +100kg), ninth-place finisher at the 2008 Olympic Games
  • Ann Shiraishi (San Francisco, Calif. / East Bay Judo Institute / 48kg), 2008 U.S. Open Champion
  • Natalie Lafon (Glenville, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center / 48kg), 2008 Senior National Champion
  • Katelyn Bouyssou (Hope, R.I. / NYAC / Mayo Quanchi Judo Club / 48kg), 2008 U.S. Open silver medalist
  • Angela Creutzberger (Ballston, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center / 48kg), 2008 Senior Nationals bronze medalist
  • Kim Carpenter (Glenville, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center / 52kg), 2008 U.S. Open bronze medalist
  • Hannah Martin (Glenville, N.Y. / NYAC / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center / 57kg), 2008 U.S. Open Champion
  • Hana Carmichael (Wellington, Fla. / USA Judo National Team FORCE / Budokan Judo / 57kg), 2008 U.S. Open silver medalist
  • Angelica Delgado (Miami, Fla. / USA Judo National Training Site at North Miami / 57kg), 2008 Senior Nationals silver medalist
  • Katie Sell (Oshkosh, Wis. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center / 70kg), 2008 U.S. Open bronze medalist
  • Kayla Harrison (Wakefield, Mass. / NYAC / USA Judo National Team FORCE / 78kg), four-time U.S. Open Champion
  • Mindy Swanson (Honolulu, Hawaii / Hawaii Tenri / +78kg), 2008 U.S. Open silver medalist
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