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Apr 20 Actor Bo Svenson Competes in USA Judo Masters National Championships

April 20, 2009, 12:43 a.m. (ET)

(San Diego, Calif.) - The USA Judo Masters National Championships had a touch of Hollywood glamour on Saturday in San Diego when actor Bo Svenson (Pacific Palisade, Calif. / Sawtelle Judo Dojo) competed in his first judo tournament in more than 40 years.

Svenson is a television and film actor, whose career has spanned more than 30 years and included the "Walking Tall" series as well as movies such as "Kill Bill 2" and "Speed 2."

Svenson returned to the sport earlier this year with the goal of competing in the World Masters Championships this summer.

"Staying away from judo so long has been my life's biggest regret," Svenson said. "But I joined the Marines and was a disabled veteran who fought in the Korean War. And the entertainment industry has obviously kept me very busy."

Svenson placed second in his 65-69-year-old 90kg division.

"I broke several ribs a few weeks ago, but I don't believe in making excuses. I'm just getting back into the sport again and, God willing, I'll be injury-free at the Worlds," Svenson said.

Complete results for the tournament are as follows:

Female 30-34 yrs, 63kg
1. Diane Manganaro (Lumberton, Miss. / Pine Biet Judo Club)
2. Yazmin Bojaca-Bolt (Los Angeles, Calif. / Tenri LA)
3. Mary Wakabayashi (Aliso Viejo, Calif. / Bunasawa-Kai Judo Cl)
3. Maria Didio (Farmingdale, N.Y.Y / Combat Judo Academy)

Female 30-34 yrs, 78kg
1. Angela Marino (Colorado Springs, Colo. / Olympic Training Center)
2. Sandra Hauptmann (Des Plaines, Ill. / Tohkon Judo)

Female 45-49 yrs, +78kg
1. Angela Marino (Colorado Springs, Colo. / Olympic Training Center)
2. Jessica Lockfield (Denver, Colo. / Denver Judo)
3. Cheryl Maunu (Lakewood, Wash. / South Sound Judo)

Female 50-54 yrs, 63kg
1. Sue Reed-Regan (Woodinville, WA / Budokan Seattle)
2. Cheryl Mitchell (Greentown, Pa. / Murty's Judo Center)
3. Imelda Pantig (Oak Harbor, WA / NAS Whidbey Judo)
3. Tamara Hemingqway (So Bound Brook, NJ / Cranford Judo & Kara)

Male Under 50 yrs, Open
1. Jacob Freedman (Exeter, N.H. / UNH Judo Club)
2. Woodrow Bostic (King, N.C. / Nito Judo Club)
3. Steve Indalecio (Eden, N.Y. / Kintora)
3. Marc Dickie (Keizer, Ore. / Kintora)

Male 30-34 yrs, 73kg
1. Ryan Dang (Anaheim, Calif. / San Gabriel Dojo)
2. Seth Freedman (Chestnut Hill, MA / Tohoku)
3. Tu Nguyen (Huntington Beach, Calif. / Konjo Dojo)
3. Victor Ortiz (Ontario, Calif. / Guerreros)

Male 30-34 yrs, 81kg
1. David Stefl (Tucson, Ariz. / Tucson Dojo)
2. Greg Egeland (Anchorage, Alaska / Anchorage Dojo)
3. Andre Watson (Philadelphia, Pa. / Liberty Bell)
3. Jeremy Luescher (Fort Worth, Texas / Ft Worth Judo)

Male 30-34 yrs, 100kg
1. Hector Negron (Fayetteville, N.C. / Fort Bragg Judo)
2. Jasung Koo (Anaheim, Calif. / USA Judo)
3. Francisco Torres (Whittier, Calif. / Mojica Judo)

Male 30-34 yrs, +100kg
1. Milan Vujosevec (Los Angeles, Calif. / Sawtelle)
2. Jeff Deickman (San Antonio, Texas / Ft Sam Houston Judo)

Male 35-39 yrs, 73kg
1. Michael Ostrowski (Cordova, Tenn. / Memphis Judo and Jujitsu)
2. Kiet Se (Elk Grove, Calif. / Sacramento Judo)

Male 35-39 yrs, 81kg
1. Jacob Freedman (Exeter, N.H. / UNH Judo Club)
2. Roger Ludovic Hilde (Camarillo, Calif. / Encino Judo)
3. Fernando Saz (Chicago, Ill. / Tohkon)
3. Steve Indalecio (Eden, N.Y. / Kintora)

Male 35-39 yrs, 100kg
1. Ray Marquez (Vineland, N.J. / Vineland Judo)
2. Nathan Lee (Honolulu, Hawaii / Shobukan)
3. George Grayson (Portland, Ore. / Obukan Judo Sojo Inc.)
3. Brian Chrash (Honolulu, Hawaii / Shobukan)

Male 35-39 yrs, +100kg
1. Michael Weiler (Sacramento, Calif. / Sacramento Judo Club)
2. Mark Staniszewski (Garden City, N.Y. / Combat Fight Club)
3. John Wilson (Spring Hill, Tenn. / Columbia Judo Dojo)

Male 40-44 yrs, 73kg
1. Julian Prado (Coral Springs, Fla. / Ki-Itsu-Sai)
2. Peter Mantel (Toano, Va. / Coast Guard Judo)

Male 40-44 yrs, 81kg
1. Gary Butts (Fontana, Calif. / LACC)
2. Matthew Weate (Milford, N.J. / Cranford Judo Center)
3. Uwe Pfennig (Wesley Chappel, Fla. / El Mambi)

Male 40-44 yrs, 90kg
1. Titus Selagea (Chicago, Ill. / Tohkon)
2. Michael Howard (Pasadena, Calif. / Guerreros)
3. Woodrow Bostic (King, N.C. / Nito Judo Club)
3. Aaron Hillaire (Sedro-Woolly, Wash. / Sakuma Dojo)

Male 40-44 yrs, 100kg
1. Marc Dickie (Keizer, Ore. / Kintora)
2. Karl Johansen (San Antonio, Texas / Fort Sam Houston Judo)

Male 45-49 yrs, 66kg
1. Monty Mani (Denver, CO / Norhtglenn)

Male 45-49 yrs, 73kg
1. Istvan Lovas (Bellevue, Wash. / Budokan Seattle)
2. Doug Tono (Chicago, Ill. / Tokhon)
3. Juan Montenegro (Garden Grove, Calif. / Orange-Judo Training)
3. Gustavo Sanchez (Bakersfield, Calif. / Bakersfield Judo Club)

Male 45-49 yrs, 81kg
1. Mark Glaser (Bellingham, Wash. / Western Washington University Judo)
2. Hugo Rey (Los Angeles, Calif. / Sawtelle Judo Dojo)

Male 45-49 yrs, 90kg
1. Rodney Roberts (Fort Worth, Texas / Okuri Judo)
2. Jeffrey Steel (Woodbridge, Va. / Dale City)

Male 45-49 yrs, 100kg
1. Chris Vanlandingham (Tulsa, Okla. / Tulsa Judo)
2. William Perron (Burleson, Texas / Fort Worth Judo)
3. James Reynante (Chula Vista, Calif. / Heisei Judo Dojo)
3. Ovidiu Mateesu (Tarzan, Calif. / Valley Judo)

Male 45-49 yrs, +100kg
1. Andre Robles (Burbank, Calif. / Tenri Judo)
2. Derrick Kerr (Honolulu, Hawaii / West Corina Dojo)
3. Blane Bellerud (Gresham, Ore. / Obukan Judo Sojo Inc)
3. Frank Guerra (Kingsville, Texas / Kaia Judo Club)

Male 50-54 yrs, 66kg
1. Sandy North (Hollywood, Fla. / Budokan Judo Club)
2. Richard Samuelson (Gig Harbor, Wa. / Ippon Dojo)
3. Aaron Lee (Aiea, Hawaii / Hodokan)
3. Brian Herskowitz (Los Angeles, Calif. / LACC)

Male 50-54 yrs, 73kg
1. Bert Mackey (Edmonds, Wash. / Budokan)
2. Enrique Auvert (Coral Gables, Fla. / Kolych Kine Judo)
3. James Carmer (Denver, Colo. / Denver Judo)
3. Bob Clayton (Auburn, Wash. / Zenyu Judo Dojo)

Male 50-54 yrs, 81kg
1. Keith Chu (Mission Viejo, Calif. / El Toro)
2. Peter Catlos (Ft Gratiot, Mich. / Macomb YMCA)
3. Russ Epperson (Haslet, Texas / Okuri Judo Club)
3. Guillermo Figueroa (San Ysidro, Calif. / Kino Judo)

Male 50-54 yrs, 90kg
1. Lorenzo Schipp (Albuquerque, N.M. / New Mexico Dojo)
2. Steve Gibson (Poway, Calif. / San Shi Judo)

Male 50-54 yrs, 100kg
1. Teimoc Johnston-Ono (New York, N.Y. / NYAC)
2. Steven Viera (Boise, Idaho / Treasure Valley Judo)
3. William Layden (San Antonio, Texas / Fort Sam Houston)
3. Jeffrey Bruner (Calabasas, Calif. / Valley Judo Institute)

Male 55-59 yrs, 73kg
1. Nikolai Styrov (Northbrook, Ill. / Tohkon Judo)
2. Randy Hirano (Pasco, Wash. / Columbia Judo Dojo)
3. Calvert Kitaura (Redwood City, Calif. / Palo Alto Judo)
3. Corneliu Mihalca (Norton, Ohio / Chu To Bu)

Male 55-59 yrs, 81kg
1. Alexander Lee (San Diego, Calif. / Heisei Judo Dojo)
2. Randall Baures (Cedarburg, Wis. / Wahadachi)
3. George Stein (Marietta, Ga. / Waka Mu Sha)
3. Richard Zoraster (Kaneohe, Hawaii / Hawaii Tenri)

Male 55-59 yrs, 90kg
1. Brad Karmann (Riverside, Calif. / Sendai)
2. Dennis Scheib (Atlanta, Ga. / Atlanta Judo Mid Town)

Male 55-59 yrs, +100kg
1. William Michael (Bronx, N.Y. / Kokushi Budo Institute)

Male 60-64 yrs, 73kg
1. Katsuji Nerio (Chino, Calif. / Tenri Dojo)

Male 60-64 yrs, 81kg
1. James West (San Clemente, Calif. / Bunasawa Kai Judo Club)
2. Neil Alex (San Diego, Calif. / San Diego Judo Club)
3. Owen Zurhellem (Yonkers, N.Y. / Oishi Judo)

Male 60-64 yrs, 90kg
1. James Kinder (Kinnelon, N.J. / Camal)
2. Frank Imundi (New York City, N.Y. / NYAC)

Male 60-64 yrs, +100kg
1. Richard Hodges (Oakland, Calif. / Albany YMCA)
2. Rocky Lima (Boise, Idaho / Treasure Valley Judo)
3. John Foster (Long Beach, Calif. / Jundokai)

Male 65-69 yrs, 66kg
1. Low Dong (Lomita, Calif. / Gardena Judo Club)
2. Mario Marquez (Salivas, Calif. / Watsonville Judo Club)

Male 65-69 yrs, 73kg
1. Ralph Bajema (Blaine, Wash. / Western Washington University Judo)
2. Steve Hwang (Santa Ana, Calif. / Bunasawa Kai Judo Club)

Male 65-69 yrs, 90kg
1. Jack Sheils (Sleepy Hollow, Ill. / Tohkon)
2. Bo Svenson (Pacific Palisades, Calif. / Sawtelle Judo Dojo)

Male 70-74 yrs, 81kg
1. Robert Andrews (Chicago, Ill. / Tohkon)
2. Warren Ono (Honolulu, Hawaii / Hodokan Judo Club)

Male 70-74 yrs, 90kg
1. Ronald Tebben (Berkeley Springs, W.V. / Rankin Dragons Judo)

Male 70-74 yrs. Open
1. Brad Karmann (Riverside, Calif. / Sendai)
2. Steve Hwang (Santa Ana, Calif. / Bunasawa Kai Judo)
3. Aaron Lee (Aiea, Hawaii / Hodokan)
3. Alexander Lee (San Diego, Calif. / Heisei Judo Dojo)

Men's 80-84 yrs, 90kg
1. Charles Neuendorf (San Diego, Calif. / Heisei Judo Dojo)

 

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