Mariah Holguin

Mariah Holguin

Biography:

Career Accolades:

2017 Junior Olympic Nationals-IJF Jr-57kg-3rd
***National Medalist***

2018 Peru Continental Cup-57kg-3rd
***International Medalist***

2018 Texas State-Sr-57kg-1st

2018 Texas State-IJF Jr-57kg-1st

2018 Houston Open-Sr 57kg-1st

2018 Senior Nationals-57kg-2nd
***National Medalist***

2018 Jr Olympic Nationals-IJF Jr-57kg-1st
***National Champion***

2018 Continental Cup Dominican-57kg-3rd
***International Medalist***

2018 Quebec Open-IJF Jr-57kg-3rd
***International Medalist***

2018 Quebec Open-Sr Women-57kg-3rd
***International Medalist***

2018 Dallas Invitational-Sr Women-63kg-1st

2019 USA Judo Youth Nationals-IJF Jr-57kg-1st
***National Champion***

2019 Pan American Open Chile-57kg-3rd
***International Medalist***

2019 Houston Open-Sr-57kg-1st

2019 Senior Nationals-57kg-2nd
***National Medalist***

2019 Pan American Open Ecuador-57kg-1st
***International Gold Medalist***

2019 Jr Olympic Nationals-IJF Jr-57kg-2nd
***National Medalist***

2019 Continental Cup Dominican-57kg-2nd
***International Finalist***

2019 Go Shibata-Sr-57kg-1st

High School/College Academic Achievements:

High School: Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, and was a member of National Honor Society
College: Junior at The University of Texas at San Antonio with a 3.5 GPA

Favorite Athletic Moment:

Winning my first Continental Cup/Open- The Ecuador Continental Open- the day before my birthday

Favorite Judo Technique:

Seoi -Nage

Other Family Members who do judo:

N/A

Why you started judo?:

A friend of my Dad did judo as a kid in the Northeast and heard of my coach here in town. This led to my brother doing judo in town with a friend of his. My Dad would bring me to watch while my brother practiced. One day my coach asked me if I wanted to try, and that is the beginning of my story

Influential Athletes:

Mary Nicotera
Eve Aronoff-Trivella
Xuli Yang

Future Aspirations:

To medal at the World Championships Juniors, and Seniors. I also dream of making an Olympic team and standing on the podium

Hobbies:

Reading, pretty much any sport or physical activity

Secret Talent:

I can juggle!

Parents/Family Members:

Mom: Mary Garcia-Holguin
Dad: Francis Holguin
Brother: Cameron Holguin
Dogs: Sasha & Coco

Home Dojo:

Universal Dojo
San Antonio, TX

Coach:

Jim Hrbek


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