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Nov 07 Elites Head for Samoa

By Ernest Pund | Nov. 07, 2013, 5:13 p.m. (ET)

A team of five USA Judo elites is headed to the Oceania Open in the capital of Samoa next week.

On the roster are: Nick Kossor, 60 kg. (Jason Morris Judo/NYAC, Glenville, NY), Brad Bolen, 66 kg. (Jason Morris Judo/NYAC, Glenville, NY), Alex Turner, 73 kg. (Jason Morris Judo, NYAC, Glenville, NY), Ajax Tadehara, 100 kg. (USA Judo Training Site, Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO), Leilani Akiyama, 63 kg. (USA Judo Training Site, Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO) Watch for the brackets at WWW.IPPON.ORG.

The Oceania Open is one of the new Continental Opens that replaces the World Cups for the International Judo Federation.

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