Benjamin Goodrich

Sport: Paralympic Judo
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 100kg
Classification: B3
DOB: November 26, 1992
Current Residence: OTC, Colorado Springs

Paralympic Experience:
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games: 9th 

Personal Profile:

Ben has been wrestling since he was ten years old. He wrestled through his four years at Concordia Academy. He was selected as Rooky of the Year in his freshman year and Athlete of the Year in his senior year. During his final wrestling season he had a 35 and 3 record. He was the recipient of the U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Award.

Ben started his judo career in 2011 when he took a physical education elective course at the University of Minnesota. He enjoyed the class and enrolled at the North Star Judo Club. Ben completed his degree in Finance and Accounting at the University of Minnesota. He is currently a full-time athlete at the Olympic Training Center and a part-time employee for the City of Colorado Springs, Finance Department. 

Major Judo Awards:

  • 2019: German open Visually Impaired Men - Gold, 100kg
  • 2018: IBSA World Judo Championships - 5th Place, 100kg
  • 2018: Tokyo International Judo Championships - Silver, 100kg
  • 2018: IBSA Pan American Judo Championships - Silver, 100kg
  • 2017: All Japan Judo Championships - Silver, 100kg
  • 2015 - 2018: National Judo Championships - Gold, 100kg
  • 2015: German Open Visually Impaired Men - Silver, 100Kg
  • 2013: IBSA World Youth & Student Games – Gold, 100Kg