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Team USA Defeats Puerto Rico in Goodwill Match at Youth and Scholastic Nationals

March 28, 2009, 10:58 p.m. (ET)

(York, Pa.) -  USA Judo played host to a goodwill team competition between junior athletes from Puerto Rico and the United States on Saturday during the USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championships in York, Pa.
 
Thirty-five U.S. players ranging in age from 13-years-old to college age competed against 23 athletes from Puerto Rico in a goodwill team competition at Youth and Scholastic Nationals.
 
Fans for both teams cheered enthusiastically as the teams battled back and forth with Team USA winning the overall match count in a match that gave both teams the opportunity to compete against new players in a friendly environment.
 
Athletes who competed are as follows:
 
Team USA
Female 48kg
Summer Truong (Colorado Springs, Colo. / Ju Shin Kan)
Margaret Standish (Johnston, Iowa / Cyclone Judo)

Female 53kg
Kimie Taketa (Torrance, Calif. / Gardena Judo)
Amanda Gomez (Brockton, Mass. Tohoku Judo)

Female 57kg
Crystal Butts (Fontana, Calif. / West Coast Judo Training Center)
Paola Rivera (Pembroke Pines, Fla. / Panther Judo)
Samantha Martin (Burleson, Texas / Ruben Martin Judo Club)

Female 64kg
Stephanie Texetera (Unknown)
Eneida Redden-Gonzales (Earlysville, Va. / Charlottesville Judo Club)

Female +70kg
Sharonda Enos (Utica, N.Y.)
Micaela Enriques (Burleson, Texas / Ruben Martin Judo)
Katinna Rodriguez (Anchorage, Alaska / All-Star Judo)
Teannie Hernandez (Pembroke Pines, Fla. / Budokan Judo)

Male Juvenile A 40kg
Donald Moseman (San Carlos, Calif. / San Jose Buddhist)
Matthew Kearney (Keller, Texas / Okuri Judo)
Alejandro Menendez (Miami, Fla. / Falcon Judo)

Male Juvenile A 44kg
Serge Bouyssou (Hope, R.I. / Mayo Quanchi)

Male Juvenile A 53kg
Eric Skiff (Crowley, Texas / Ruben Martin Judo)
David Honda (Torrance, Calif. / South Bay Judo)

Male Juvenile B 50kg
Nathan Kearney (Keller, Texas / Okuri Judo)
Anthony Sek (Providence, R.I. / Mayo Quanchi Judo)

Male Juvenile B 60kg
Everet Desilets (Hope, R.I. / Mayo Quanchi Judo Club)
Michael Assells (Garland, Texas / Ruben Martin Judo)

Male Juvenile B 66kg
Ruben Martin (Burleson, Texas / Ruben Martin Judo)
Max Schneider (Chicago, Ill. / Tohkon)
Ricardo Menendez (Miami, Fla. / Falcon Judo)

Male Juvenile B 73kg
Thomas Capri (Unknown)
Alexander Turner (Utica, N.Y. / Brown's Judo & Jujitsu)

Male Juvenile B 81kg
Pablo Redden-Gonzales (Earlysville, Va. / Charlottesville Judo Academy)
Matthew Song (West Point, N.Y. / U.S. Military Academy - West Point)
Kai Shin (Charlottesville, Va. / Ssal Shin Jo Judo, LLC)

Male Juvenile B 90kg
Dane Pestano (Waimanalo, Hawaii / Hawaii Tenri)
Zach Burkhart (Alexandria, Ind. / Anderson YMCA)

Male IJF-Junior 81kg
Alfred Raymond (Providence, R.I. / Mayo Quanchi Judo)
Daniel Perry (Cranberry, Township, Pa. / Kim's Martial Arts)

Male Collegiate 60kg
Brock Chavez (West Point, N.Y. / West Point Judo)

 
Team Puerto Rico
Female 48kg
Dianne Fuentes Rosado
Jessie Sanchez

Female 53kg
Joalisse Ortiz
Jeyra Rivera

Female 57kg
Anna Villegas

Female 64kg
Kiara Rodriguez

Female +70kg
Juredxy Cruz
Zully Contreras
Kiani Rurmavez

Male Juvenile A 40kg
Jason Diana

Male Juvenile A 44kg
Javiezer Colon Pov

Male Collegiate 60kg
Louis Melendez

Male Juvenile A 53kg
Luis Trujillo
Brian Dias

Male Juvenile B 50kg
Michael Rivera
Heriberto Cruz

Male Juvenile B 60kg
Kidany Encarnacion

Male Juvenile B 66kg
Raymond Alican Hernandez

Male Juvenile B 73kg
Edwin Saavedera

Male Juvenile B 81kg
Juan Rodriguez

Male Juvenile B 90kg
Robert Sotomuniz

Male Juvenile B 81kg
Javier Rivera

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