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The draws have been cast in Uzbekistan and the action starts tomorrow at the Grand Prix Tashkent with elites Bobby Lee and Aaron Kunihiro leading the charge.
Lee, 73 kg. (USA Judo Training Site, Pedro's Judo Center, Wakefield, MA) pulled a bye in the first round to then face Arsen Babayan of Uzbekistan.
Kunihiro, (USA Judo Training Site, Pedro's Judo Center/NYAC, Wakefield, MA), faces Sharafuddin Lutfillaev of Uzbekistan in the 60 kg. division.
See the complete roster of 10 U.S. athletes in Tashkent at ROSTER, including two-time Olympian Travis Stevens, 81 kg. (USA Judo Training Site, Pedro's Judo Center/NYAC, Wakefield, MA), Hannah Martin, 63 kg. (Jason Morris Judo/NYAC, Genville, NY) and Samantha Bleier, 78 kg (USA Judo Training Site, Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO).