Best American Judo Competitors in 2013

olympic_gold_medal_dsc1446The following is a list of American judoka (male and female) who are ranked in the top 100 of their respective weight category as of September 2013 (based on this IJF World Ranking PDF). Pictures and links provided for the top 3 and also the people who I know personally. Ordering by their ranking, not their weight classes. It’s important to remember that these rankings are little weird, since a lot of judoka slow down a bit in the year after the Olympics, so their ranking may be very different by the time 2016 rolls around.

If you’re interested, check out my two interviews with Nick Delpopolo and Travis Stevens on the Take It Uneasy podcast.


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  • 5. Marti Malloy (-57kg)
  • 14. Hannah Martin (-63kg)
  • 15. Kayla Harrison (-78kg) and also #30 at -70kg
  • 22. Samantha Bleier (-78kg)
  • 24. Angelica Delgado (-52kg)
  • 31. Hana Carmichael (-57kg)
  • 51. Bianca Lockette (+78kg)
  • 56. Janine Nakao (-63kg)
  • 73. Christal Ransom (-63kg)
  • 77. Kathleen Sell (-70kg)
  • 79. Nina Cutro-Kelly (-79kg)
  • 87. Leilani Akiyama (-63kg)
  • 95. Alexa Liddie (-48kg)
  • 97. Ronny Elor (+78kg)

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