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Junior Players Vie for Titles This Weekend at USA Judo National Youth and Scholastic National Championships

March 27, 2009, 6:36 p.m. (ET)

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) - More than 400 players will be competing this weekend at the USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championships in York, Pa. 
 
Athletes ranging in age from 5 to 28-years-old will compete in junior and collegiate divisions at York's Expo Center Toyota, 334 Carlisle Ave.
 
Competition schedule is as follows:
 
Saturday March 28
Competition begins at 9 a.m. and continues until approximately 6 p.m.
 
The following divisions will be contested:
Juvenile B (Born 1993-1994)
Juvenile A (Born 1995-1996)
Intermediate 1 (Born 1999-2000)
Senior Collegiate
 
Sunday March 29
Competition begins at 9 a.m. and continues until approximately 4 p.m.
 
The following divisions will be contested:
IJF-Junior (Born 1990 or later)
Intermediate 2 (Born 1997-1998)
Bantam 3 (Born 2001)
Bantam 2 (Born 2002)
Bantam 1 (Born 2003)
Novice Collegiate
 
In addition to junior and collegiate divisions, the Cadet World Trials will be held on Saturday for athletes competing in the Juvenile B division with the winners of the Trials going on to fight at the Cadet World Championships, Aug. 6-9 in Budapest, Hungary. 
 
The event also will include an exhibition team competition with a team of Puerto Rican All-Stars fighting against a U.S. All-Star Team that will be held Saturday afternoon at approximately 1 p.m.
 
Athletes competing this weekend include the following players:
 

  • Mindy Chow (Honolulu, Hawaii / Hawaii Tenri), 2008 Senior U.S. Open silver medalist in the 52kg division
  • Katelyn Bouyssou (Hope, R.I. / NYAC / Mayo Quanchi Judo Club), 2008 Senior U.S. Open silver medalist in the 48kg division
  • Kyle Taketa (Torrance, Calif. / Gardena Judo), 2007 Senior Pan Am bronze medalist in the 55kg division
  • Veronica Prado (Coral Springs, Fla. / USA Judo National Training Site at North Miami), three-time Senior Nationals silver medalist in the 44kg division
  • Chrissy Chow (Honolulu, Hawaii / Hawaii Tenri), 2008 Junior World Team member and Senior Nationals bronze medalist in the 52kg division
  • Angela Creutzberger (Ballston Lakes, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center), 2008 Junior World Team member and Senior Nationals bronze medalist in the 48kg division
  • Alexa Liddie (Colorado Springs, Colo. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center), 2007 Senior Pan American Championships silver medalist in the 44kg division
  • Helen Delpopolo (Westfield, N.J. / Cranford Judo), 2008 Junior World Team member and #2-ranked senior in the 70kg division
  • Colin Robinson (Colorado Springs, Colo. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center), 2008 Junior World Team member in the +100kg
  • Laquinta Allen (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. / Onikusu Judo Club), 2008 Pan Am Juvenile bronze medalist in the +70kg division
  • Carly Patton (Zephyrhills, Fla. / El Mambi Judo), two-time Pan Am Infantile Champion in the 53kg division
  • Tony Sangimino (Glenville, N.Y. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Jason Morris Judo Center), two-time Pan Am Juvenile silver medalist in the +90kg division
  • Kadee Shadden (Mineral Wells, Texas / Ruben Martin Judo), 2008 Pan Am Juvenile Champion in the 70kg division
  • Joshua Prado (Coral Springs, Fla. / USA Judo National Training Site at North Miami), 2008 Pan Am Juvenile bronze medalist in the 51kg division
  • Steve Perez (Miami, Fla. / USA Judo National Training Site at North Miami), 2008 Pan Am Juvenile bronze medalist in the 55kg division
  • Doyle Richeson (Burleson, Texas / Ruben Martin Judo), 2008 Pan Am Junior bronze medalist in the +100kg division
  • Dane Pestano (Wiamando, Hawaii / Hawaii Tenri), 2006 Pan Am Infantile bronze medalist in the +53kg division
  • Everet Desilets (Hope, R.I. / Mayo Qunachi Judo), 2006 Pan Am Infantile Champion in the won a gold medal in the 36kg division
  • Ricondo Cole (Providence, R.I. / Mayo Quanchi Judo), 2006 Pan Am Infantile silver medalist in the 40kg division
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