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Jun 02 Olympians, World and Pan Am Team Members to Compete at National President's Cup Championships

June 02, 2009, 11:26 a.m. (ET)

At least 13 current and former Olympic, World and Pan Am Team members will be competing at the USA Judo National President's Cup Championships, June 13-14 in Gwinnett County, Ga.

An inaugural tournament, the National President's Cup Championships is a USA Judo Senior C-Level Point Tournament, equivalent in value to the USA Judo Senior National Championships. 

Although mail-in entries are no longer being accepted, walk-up registration can be done from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the tournament host hotel, Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place, 1774 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.

For more information, or to download an entry packet, visit http://www.judo.teamusa.org/event/event/928

Athletes scheduled to compete include the following players:

  • Ryan Reser (Colorado Springs, Colo. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center / Boulder Judo Training Center / 81kg), 2008 Olympian and three-time World Cup medalist in the 73kg division
  • Aaron Kunihiro (Wakefield, Mass. / NYAC / USA Judo National Team FORCE / 60kg), 2009 World Team member and 2009 Pan Am medalist
  • Djamaldin Aliev (Denver, Colo. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center / Boulder Judo Training Center / 100kg), three-time World Team member and three-time Senior National Champion
  • Kim Carpenter (Burnt Hills, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center / 52kg), 2009 World Team member and Senior National Champion
  • Janine Nakao (Wakefield, Mass. / USA Judo National Team FORCE / 63kg), 2009 World Team member and two-time Senior National Champion
  • Katie Sell (Colorado Springs, Colo. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center / Boulder Judo Training Center / 70kg), 2009 World Team member and Senior National Champion
  • Natalie Lafon (Glenville, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center / 48kg), fifth-place finisher at the 2009 Pan Am Championships and 2008 Senior National Champion
  • Kayla Chappell (Oklahoma City, Okla. / USA Stars / 52kg), fifth-place finisher at the 2009 Pan Am Championships and 2009 Senior Nationals silver medalist
  • Kyle Vashkulat (Glenville, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center / 100kg), 2009 Pan Am Team member and 2009 Senior Nationals bronze medalist
  • Angelica Delgado (Miami, Fla. / USA Judo National Training Site at North Miami), 2009 Pan Am Team member and 2008 Senior Nationals silver medalist
  • Christal Ransom (Colorado Springs, Colo. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center / Boulder Judo Training Center), 2009 Pan Am Team member and 2009 Senior Nationals silver medalist
  • Jeanette Rodriguez (Davie, Fla. / USA Judo National Training Site at North Miami / 52kg), 2007 Pan Am Games bronze medalist at 48kg
  • Nick Kossor (Glenville, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center / 60kg), 2007 Pan Am Team member and 2008 Senior National Champion

 

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