USA Judo

Nicole Stout

 

NICOLE STOUT

WEIGHT CLASS:  70KG

CLUB:  JASON MORRIS JUDO CENTER

HOMETOWN:  ALBANY, NY

AGE:  20

 

DO YOU WATCH THE MATCHES OF THE OTHER COMPETITIORS IN YOUR WEIGHT-CLASS?
I try to! I find it essential to at least know whether my opponents are right or left handing. Helps me to determine a strategy and makes me feel more prepared.

WHAT KIND OF EMOTIONS DO YOU THINK YOU WILL FEEL WHEN YOU STEP ONTO THE MAT FOR YOUR FIRST MATCH AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS?
I will likely feel a nauseating mixture of terror, excitement, and a very healthy dose of awe.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS THAT EFFECT THE WAY YOU PREPARE FOR A MATCH?
More of a tradition than a superstition, but when I trained in Japan, I picked up the University of Tsukuba’s tradition of wearing red underwear the day of competition for good luck.

 

 

 

MATCHES

Preliminaries - CHANG (TPE) vs STOUT (USA)