Christian Konoval

Jacob More


Career Accolades:

Texas State Champion Six consecutive years Juniors and 2019 Seniors

Currently ranked #1 Heavyweight Cadet (15-18), and # 1 IJF Junior (under 21) Heavyweight

Currently ranked #4 in the Nation in Senior Elite Olympic Heavyweight division

Made history at the 2018 USA Judo Senior Nationals (18+) as the youngest competitor (14) to place in the medal rounds winning the Bronze medal in the Elite Athlete Olympic division, also taking Silver in the Brown Belt heavyweight division

World Team slot earned for 2019 IJF Junior World Championships held in Marrakesh, Morocco October 16-19th

World Team slot earned for 2019 Cadet World Championships to held in Almaty, Kazakhstan September 25-28th

USA JUDO Athlete of the Month November 2014

World Team member Infantile Pan American Games Argentina 2015

Top 4 Finishes in Judo:

2019 U.S. Open Judo Championships Gold Cadet +90kg, Gold IJF Junior +100 kg, Silver +100 kg Senior Elite

2019 USA JUDO Junior Olympic Champion Gold National and Gold International IJF Division, Silver National Cadet and Silver International Cadet

Gold 2019 Senior Nationals Brown Belt, Bronze Senior Elite

2018 USA Judo Senior Nationals Bronze medal Elite Athlete Olympic division, Silver in the Brown Belt heavyweight division

High School/College Academic Achievements:

A/B Honor Roll Gregory Portland High 3 years consecutively

Favorite Athletic Moment:

Taking Bronze in the Senior Elite division at the age of 14 at the 2018 Senior Nationals becoming the youngest athlete to do so

Favorite Judo Technique:

All of them! Judo is a beautiful collection of both power and grace

Other Family Members who do judo:

Father Adrian, Sister Lilliana, and Brother Brayden

Why you started judo?:

I started Judo to compliment my BJJ performance and instantly fell in love with it. When I learned that it was an Olympic sport Judo became my life, and goal to become the first American Male to win an Olympic Gold medal

Influential Athletes:

Teddy Riner
Hitoshi Saito
Masahiko Kimura
Yasuyki Muneta

Future Aspirations:

2024 & 2028 Olympic games and becoming a middle school level physical education teacher


Weight lifting, racquetball, gaming, and BJJ

Secret Talent:

BJJ Purple Belt and can Dead lift over 500 lbs

Parents/Family Members:

Mom: Heather Konoval
Dad: Adrian Konoval

Home Dojo:

Mayo Quanchi Judo and Wrestling Club
Coventry, RI


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