While the triple-header is underway in Irving, Texas, in less than two weeks, two U.S. teams will be fighting in Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates: U.S. masters athletes at the IJF Veterans World Championships (for athletes 30 and older), Nov. 24-26; and a USA Judo senior elite team at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Nov. 23-24.
U.S. Roster for the Veterans competition includes: Frank Imundi of the New York Athletic Club; Margarita Cabrera of Budokan Judo Club in Miami; Mat Popham; and David Loyst.
U.S. Roster for the Senior competition:
|Grand Prix Abu Dhabi 2013|
|Michael Valentine||66 kg.||Hawaii Tenri Judo, HI|
|Robert Lee||73 kg.||USA Judo Training Site, Pedro's Judo Center, Wakefield, MA|
|Travis Stevens||81 kg.||USA Judo Training Site, Pedro's Judo Center/NYAC, Wakefield, MA|
|Leilani Akiyama||63 kg||USA Judo Training Site, Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO|
|Hannah Martin||63 lg||Jason Morris Judo/NYAC, Genville, NY|
|Samantha Bleier||78 kg||USA Judo Training Site, Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO|
|Anna Atkinson||78+ kg||Zenyu Judo Dojo, WA|