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Public Affairs : Judo Team hosts Fall Classic

Judo Team hosts Fall Classic

Submitted by West Point Judo Team

The West Point Judo hosted an annual classic Oct. 20 where junior and senior Judo athletes from the tri-state area could test their skills.

For the second year in a row, the cadet team simultaneously ran the tournament and participated on the mats for the 2012 Fall Judo Classic. The team had a successful showing, earning seven gold, six silver and four bronze medals. Below are the results by division:

Novice Men:
 2nd Place (u132lbs) – Michael Ross (‘16)
1st Place (u145lbs) – Chase Snow (‘15)
1st Place (u161lbs) – Kyle Underwood (‘15)
2nd Place (u161lbs) – Joel Puritz (‘14)
1st Place (u178) – James Long (‘13)
1st Place (u198) – Friederich Sauvant (German Exchange)
2nd Place (u198) – Jacob Mangus (‘16)

Women Division:
1st Place Novice Women (u139) – Rachel Oliver (‘15)
1st Place Advanced Women (u139) – Caroline Patton (‘16)
2nd Place Senior Women (u172) – Catherine Clarke-Pounder (‘13)
3rd Place Senior Women (u172) – Elizabeth Posey (‘14)

Advanced Men:
3rd Place (u145) – Carson Giammaria (‘14) Defeating one black belt for bronze
2nd Place (u161) – John Barnes (‘13)
3rd Place (u178) – Michael Miranda (‘14) Defeating one black belt for the bronze
2nd Place (u198) – Steven Patten (‘14) Defeating one black belt for the silver
3rd Place (u198) – Aaron Jacobson (‘13) Defeating one black belt for bronze
1st Place (u220) – Patrick Diehl (‘14) Defeating two black belts for gold.

The cadets also hosted a youth tournament earlier in the day. The West Point Judo Team will defend the Japanese Ambassador Cup and Navy Commandant’s Cup at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Oct. 27 and is ready to defeat Air Force on Nov. 2 at home.
Class of 2014 Cadet Pat Diehl, a green belt, performed well at the 2012 Fall Judo Classic at West Point Oct. 20. He defeated two black belt opponents to take top honors at the tournament. Photos by Mike Strasser/USMA PAO

Class of 2014 Cadet Elizabeth Posey (left) fought in the 172 Under division and placed 3rd in the 2012 Fall Judo Classic Oct. 20 at Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center.