USA Judo

Mackenzie Williams

 

MACKENZIE WILLIAMS

WEIGHT CLASS:  +78KG

CLUB:  MENOMONEE JUDO CLUB

HOMETOWN:  EL LAGO, TX

AGE:  20

 

BESIDES COMPETING, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST ABOUT BEING IN ZAGREB, CROATIA?
It is my fourth and final Junior Worlds, so I am looking forward to taking in all the emotions that comes along with that. Originally my coaches and I weren’t sure I was going to be able to make one last run because of location issues, but I am so excited that the tournament was moved to Zagreb!

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE HARDEST PART ABOUT COMPETING INTERNATIONALLY?
Competing internationally comes with a lot of unknowns. From room and board conditions to conditions of things such as the warm up area. Being able to adapt and overcome some of those situations is one of the harder thing about traveling internationally to compete.

WHO IS THE FIRST PERSON YOU CALL WHEN YOU WIN A MEDAL?
My parents are the first people I call when I win a medal, even though they are watching the live steam when it’s available.

 

 

 

MATCHES

Preliminaries - WILLIAMS (USA) vs KODAMA (JPN)