Name: Benjamin Goodrich
Sport: Judo
Discipline(s): Judo
Weight Class: Men's -100kg
Classification: B3
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 220 lbs.
DOB: 11/26/1992
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minn.
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
High School: Concordia Academy, Roseville, Minn. (2011)
College: University of Minnesota
Team/Club: United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center Judo
Coach(es): Eddie Liddie
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016 Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ninth Place
World Championship Experience
  • 2019 World Championships
  • 2018 World Championships
  • 2014 World Championships
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 Parapan American Games; Lima, Peru; Bronze Medal
  • 2015 Parapan American Games; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2020 Pan American Championships; Silver Medal
  • 2019 Pan American Championships
  • 2018 Pan American Championships; Silver Medal
  • 2017 Pan American Championships
  • 2015 Pan American Championships
More
Personal:
Colton Brown is one USA Judo’s top ranked hopefuls for the 2020NE Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan…A United States Olympic veteran, Brown represented the United States of America at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil…He is the son of Jeff and Joan Brown…Has one sister, Abrille Brown…His dog’s name is Autumn…Lists his dad, Jeff as his role model and says: “I’ve never met anyone who is willing to sacrifice everything they have in order for someone they love to achieve a goal”…Also credits his dad, Jeff as the most influential person in his judo career stating: “without him I would’ve never started judo and absolutely wouldn’t be where I am today”…Lists ‘respect’ as the aspect of judo’s moral code that is most meaningful to him…Graduated from Piscataway High School in Piscataway, New Jersey in 2009…Also competed in the sport of wrestling while in high school…Earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. in 2015…His favorite food is mac and cheese, but his go-to meal the night before a competition is salad salmon pasta….Drake is his favorite musical artist and Remember the Titans is his favorite movie…Hiking and yoga are his favorite hobbies…Has travelled and competed all over the world, but says that his favorite country to visit is Japan…Brown’s typical workout schedule is a strength and conditioning session in the morning and judo at night, six days a week….His typical routine before a competition/match is to listen to music and meditate on the training he did to get to that moment…Lists making the 2016 United States Olympic Team, being a two-time International Judo Federation Grand Prix medalist and three-time Pan American Championships medalist as his greatest judo accomplishments…His favorite judo moment was winning the semifinal match at the 2019 Montreal Grand Prix in Canada.

 

Competition Record:

2020 Events and Results:
IBSA Judo World Cup; Tblisi, Georgia; Bronze Medal
German Open for the Visually Impaired; Silver Medal
IBSA Pan American Judo Championships; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Silver Medal

2019 Events and Results:
Parapan American Games; Lima, Peru; Bronze Medal
Grand Prix; Uzbekistan: Bronze Medal
German Open for the Visually Impaired; Gold Medal
IBSA Pan American Judo Championships

2018 Events and Results:
IBSA World Judo Championships; Fifth Place
Tokyo International Judo Championships; Tokyo, Japan; Silver Medal
IBSA Pan American Judo Championships; Silver Medal
USA Judo National Championships; Gold Medal

2017 Events and Results:
All Japan Judo Championships; Silver Medal
USA Judo National Championships; Gold Medal
IBSA Pan American Judo Championships

2016 Events and Results:
Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ninth Place
USA Judo National Championships; Gold Medal

2015 Events and Results:
German Open for the Visually Impaired; Silver Medal
Parapan American Games; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
USA Judo National Championships; Gold Medal
IBSA Pan American Judo Championships

2013 Events and Results:
IBSA World Youth and Student Games; Gold Medal