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International Blind Sports Association World Championships

Aug. 20, 2014, 5:02 p.m. (ET)

The International Blind Sports Association World Championships will be held September 4-6 in Colorado Springs, CO at the US Olympic Training Center. This is the first time in nearly 20 years that this event has been held in the United States. Over 250 athletes from 37 countries are slated to attend, including past world and Paralympic gold medalists.

The U.S. is fielding a team of 16 players. The team is a mix of veterans and newcomers, and includes all 6 members of the U.S. 2012 Paralympic team - silver medalist Myles Porter (US Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO), bronze medalist Dartanyon Crockett (US Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO), Ron Hawthorne (US Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO), Cindy Simon (Kokushikai, Wayne, NJ), Christella Garcia (Sacramento Judo, Sacramento, CA) and Katie Davis (Team Sacramento, Sacramento, CA). "The 2014 Worlds is a big event for the U.S. first because it is the first qualifying event for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, and also because, for the first time since 1995, we are hosting this prestigious event. Our staff has worked really hard and this will be a stellar event. Our athletes have also been working really hard and are looking forward to the home field advantage in Colorado Springs!" said Head Coach Scott Moore.

Everyone is invited to come watch this prestigious event and support TEAM USA!

US Team:

60kg - Ron Hawthorne, US Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO
66kg - Josh Sission, Welcome Mat Judo, Kansas City, MO
73kg - Matt Avasakdi, Okuri Judo, Dallas TX
81kg - Adnan Gutic, White Dragon Judo, St. Louis MO
81kg - Ryan Jones, US Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO
90kg - Dartanyon Crockett, US Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO
90kg - Howard Wilson, Menomonee Judo, Chicago, IL
100kg - Myles Porter, US Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO
100kg - Ben Goodrich, Northstar Judo, Minneapolis, MN
+100kg - Steve Mulhern, Liberty Bell Judo, Philadelphia, PA
+100kg - Johann Shockency, Denver Judo, Littleton, CO
52kg - Tina Thomas, Mojica Judo, Los Angeles, CA
57kg - Cindy Simon, Kokushikai, Wayne, NJ
57kg - Marissa Arndt, White Dragon Judo, St. Louis, MO
63kg - Christella Garcia, Sacramento Judo, Sacramento, CA
+70kg - Katie Davis, Team Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Head Coach - Scott Moore
Assistant Coach - Brad Daniels
Team Leader - Marc Vink

Come support this amazing event and Team USA!

Visit www.ibsajudo2014.com for more information.




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