Visually Impaired Women Introduced to Judo at Denver Camp

Nov. 27, 2013, 11:30 p.m. (ET)

Visually impaired women from around the country converged on Denver Judo in Denver, CO, recently for a clinic introducing them to Paralympic judo.

Led by Heidi and Scott Moore, attendees ages 12 - 30 started with judo basics in three training sessions. “We’re always on the lookout for Paralympic prospects,” said Scott Moore, head coach of the 2012 U.S. Paralympic team.

Camp was “a real eye opening experience. Scott and Heidi are outstanding, dedicated coaches who provided a real opportunity for attendees,” said Trent Mattick, parent of camper Quincie Mattick.

“There are a lot of opportunities for women in Paralympic judo in the US right now,” said Heidi Moore, camp director and Paralympic coach. “We were excited to introduce these women to the sport. Hopefully we will see some of them representing the US in 2016 and 2020!”