New York Open Judo Championship - Sunday, March 26

New York Open Judo Championship – Sunday, March 26

New York Open Judo Championship – Sunday, March 26

It’s back and tickets are on sale now! Come see U.S. Olympians Colton Brown, Marti Malloy and Angelica Delgado compete against some of the world’s best players.

The Men’s tournament features teams from France, Germany, Israel and the USA.  The women’s teams include France, Israel, and the USA.   The US Men’s Team is coached by Jason Morris, Olympic Silver Medalist, while the US Women’s Team coached by Jimmy Pedro, 2-time Olympic Bronze Medalist.

There will be special guest appearances by 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist Travis Stevens and 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison.


Date:           Sunday March 26th 2017

Location:     The New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019


Starting time:  NOON

Finals: 2 pm

Banquet Dinner: 6 pm

Tickets can be purchased at

The first annual NYAC Judo Tournament was born thirty-years ago, and has since become
the most competitive international competition held in North America. Competitors from
over 20 countries, including Olympic and World Champions, regularly travel to New York to
compete, and not always winning. Past participants have included:

• Team USA including Jimmy Pedro (World Champion 1998), Jason Morris (Olympic Silver Medal
• Team Korea coached by judo legend Ki-Young Jeon – World Champion (1993, 1995, 1997)
• Team Brazil including player Flavio Canto – Olympic Bronze Medalist (2004)
• Team Canada coached by judo legend Nicolas Gill – Olympic Silver Medalist (2000)
• Team Uzbekistan including player Armen Bagdasarov – Olympic Silver Medalist (1996)
• Team Germany including Ole Bischof – Olympic Gold Medalist (2012)
• Team Great Britain including player Winston Gordon – British National Champion (2012)
• Team Romania including player Adrian Croitoru – World Championships Bronze Medal (1999)
• Team France including various Olympians
• Team Russian including various Olympians

Due to the raising value as international tournament, The New York Open changed its
format to a team competition 2011, accepting official national representatives from leading
countries as the USA, Russia, Germany, France and Japan to name a few. The change
provided greater flexibility to stage an entertaining event that introduced judo to the youth
and over a million US based and international sport fans through our broad digital

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