Konan’s George and Summer Truong make Junior World Team!

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JUNIOR OLYMPICS Conclude with Huge Numbers, World Team

Konan’s George and Summer Truong make Junior World Team!

From USA-Judo:

July 26, 2011 – Irving, TX – A huge number of entrants made for one of the most successful Junior Olympic National Championship tournaments in years, including qualifying matches Saturday for USA Judo’s Junior World Team.

The tournament ended Sunday with an international competition that drew competitors from throughout the United States and other countries. Saturday included brackets in all IJF weight divisions. In all of those, except the open division, male and female youths finishing first and second qualified for the 2011 Junior World Championship Team. These young people will represent the US at the International Judo Federation’s Junior World Championships in November in Cape Town, South Africa.

For complete results, click HERE. Those who qualified for the Junior World Team are included in the “Day Two, IJF Junior” divisions.

The World Team qualifiers are listed below, first then second place in each division:

FEMALE:

44 kg

Summer Truong – Colorado Springs, CO || Ju Shin Kan Judo

Vanessa Calimquin – Torrance, CA || Taishi Judo Club

48 kg

Katelyn Bouyssou – Hope, RI || Mayo Quanchi Judo

Syria Rhodes – Sacramento, CA || Team Sacramento Judo

52 kg

Amelia Fulgentes – Simi Valley, CA || Mojica Judo Club

Samantha Martin – Burleson, TX || Ruben Martin Judo Training Center

57 kg

Kayla Chappell – Oklahoma City, OK || USA Stars Foundation

Lauren Baez – Coral Gables, FL || Ki-Itsu-Sai National Training Center

63 kg

Melinda Chow – Honolulu, HI || Hawaii Tenri Judo

Meghan Arena – Medford, MA || Pedro’s Judo Center/USA Judo National Team Force

70 kg

LaQuinta Allen – Ft Lauderdale, FL || Onikusu Judo Club

Jessica Beed – Norman, OK || USA Stars Foundation

+78 kg

Jaclyn Beed – Norman, OK || USA Stars Foundation

Micaela Buantello-Enriquez – Burleson, TX || Ft Worth Judo Club

MALE:

55 kg

Robert Schultheis Jr – Gurnee, IL || Gurnee Judo Club

Nathan Kearney – Keller, TX || Okuri Judo

60 kg

George Truong – Colorado Springs, CO || Ju Shin Kan Judo

Tyler Kono – Kapolei, HI || Pearl City Howgajanji Judo

66 kg

Kyle Taketa – Torrance, CA || Taishi Judo Club

Everet Desilets – Hope, RI || Mayo Quanchi Judo

73 kg

Maxamilian Schneider – Chicago, IL || Menomonee Judo

Andrew Porras – Hialeah, FL || Ki-Itsu-Sai National Training Center

81 kg

Devante Tiller – Pittsburgh, PA || South Hill Judo

Yan Kafarskiy – Richmond Hills, NY || Spartak Sports Club

90 kg

Derek Wojcik – Tyrone, GA || Ippon Judo

Jared Gussman – Oswego, IL || Fox Valley Judo & Jujitsu

100 kg

L.A. Smith III – Rahway, NJ || Cranford Judo

Dane Pestano – Waimanalo, HI || Hawaii Tenri Judo

+100 kg

Akbar Iminov – Fresh Meadows, NY || Spartak Sports Club

Philip Horiuchi – West Covina, CA || West Covina Judo

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