Night of Champions and Hall of Fame

Las Vegas, Nevada

June 01, 2019 9:30 p.m. (ET)


USA Judo revives the USA Judo Hall of Fame, beginning with a new induction class in 2019. A new class is comprised of Outstanding Athletes and Lifetime of Service categories.

The USA Judo Hall of Fame, class of 2019, will be inducted into the USA Judo Hall of Fame on June 1, 2019 during an induction ceremony at the Night of Champions Annual Dinner. The USA Judo Night of Champions will be hosted in Las Vegas, NV at the Westgate Resort in the Cabaret Theater.

Meet the nine outstanding individuals who will be inducted into the USA Judo Hall of Fame:

  • Jim Colgan, Lifetime of Service
  • Howard Fish, Outstanding Athlete
  • Gene LeBell, Outstanding Athlete
  • Paul Maruyama, Outstanding Athlete
  • Hayward Nishioka, Outstanding Athlete
  • Tosh Seino, Outstanding Athlete
  • Hal Sharp, Lifetime of Service
  • Kazuo Shinohara, Outstanding Athlete
  • Rene Zeelenberg, Outstanding Athlete

 

Tickets to attend the 2019 USA Judo Night of Champions and Hall of Fame dinner are now available for purchase. Last year’s Night of Champions was a sold-out event!