USA Judo

Ryan Vargas

RYAN VARGAS

WEIGHT CLASS:  66KG

WORLD RANK:  #83

CLUB:  KI-ITSU-SAI / SASAKI JUDO

HOMETOWN:  ORLANDO, FL

AGE:  19

 

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST MENTOR / INSPIRATION IN THE SPORT OF JUDO?
My two sensei’s – Sensei Sasaki and Sensei German. They are both from different parts of the world (Japan and Peru), but both have the same goal for me, which is Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. I love them and their judo too.

DO YOU HAVE A ROUTINE THE DAY OR NIGHT BEFORE A COMPETITION?
The day before and the day of competition, I open the Bible App on my phone and read the daily devotion for the day and pray. This is my routine for every competition: Local, National, or International.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS THAT EFFECT THE WAY YOU PREPARE FOR A MATCH?
My biggest superstition that effects me when I prepare for a match is to put on the amour of God, Shield of Faith, Sword of God’s words, Breast Plate of Righteousness, Helmet of Salvation, Belt of Truth, and Sandals of Readiness. It’s like putting on the armor of war before I hit the mat to fight. I feel spiritually strong when I do this.

 

 

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