Letter to USA Judo Masters Membership

Nov. 16, 2012, 10:39 p.m. (ET)

Dear USA Judo Master Member:

On behalf of our President, Lance Nading and our Board of Director let me congratulate each and every member of USA Judo who participated, refereed or volunteered to help make this event the success that it was. This was a win-win situation for everyone involved and as the CEO I am appreciative for everyone who made this one of the best Masters' World Championships ever. 

I would be remiss to say a world of praise to each and everyone of our USA Judo members who won a medal in these Championships. I tried before the end to congratulate each of you personally, however, I know I did not get to everyone. Please accept this as my personal congratulations! 

Lastly, I want to thank all of the members of the IJF commission as well as staff who attended and helped us put on these Championships, under the leadership of Mr. Andrei Bondor. Your presence and support at the event was invaluable and together, our staff and you, made a great team for the good of the athletes. 

It is my hope that these Championships, mark a new age for growth and development of Masters program in our country. 


Jose H. Rodriguez
USA Judo