Cadet World Championships

Sept. 25 - 29, 2019

The Cadet World Championships is the largest tournament dedicated to young judoka. The level of competition is high and the officials have treated them as if they were seniors.

There were 464 judoka, 256 men and 208 women,from 61 countries who traveled to Almaty, Kazakhstan for the first time to compete at this elite level. 

Team USA was represented by a full team, with Marisol Torro leading the pack with a 5th Place finish and valuable points toward her world rank.


Team USA Boys - Pictured Left to Right: Nick Yonezuka, Ben Dyer, Eric Katrdzhyan, Tegan Yuasa, Anakin Mendoza, and Dominic Rodriguez


Team USA Girls - Pictured Left to Right: Karlee Carrouth, Natalija Stanojevic, Skylar Hattendorf, Marisol Torro, Luchia Torro, Tasha Cancela, and Melissa Herrera


Congratulations to Marisol Torro and the rest of Team USA for their well fought matches.

Marisol Torro advanced to the semifinals at the IJF World Cadet Championships defeating her Romanian opponent Alexandra Pasca, ranked 5th in the World, in a marathon Golden Score match in the quarterfinals. Marisol finished the tournament in 5th Place, falling short in both her semifinal and repechage matches. Marisol leaves this tournament ranked 4th in the World in Cadets, with 280 points.

Watch her matches here:




Luchia Torro (-40kg):

Eveleen Diep (-48kg):

Marisol Torro (-52kg):

Tasha Cancela (-57kg):

Skylar Hattendorf (-57kg):

Melissa Herrera (-63kg):

Karlee Carrouth (-63kg):

Natalija Stanojevic (+70kg):

Tegan Yuasa (-50kg):

Anakin Mendoza (-55kg):

Dominic Rodriguez (-60kg):

Dimitri Gamkrelidze (-66kg):

Benjamin Dyer (-66kg):

Nick Yokezuka (-73kg):

Eric Katrdzhyan (-73kg):

Alexander Knauf (-81kg):

Alex Semenenko (-90kg):

Thomas Grigorian (+90kg):


World Cadets

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