USA Judo Hall of Fame Distinguished American Inductees

    Hall of Fame Class of 2019
    • Frank Fullerton
      USA Judo

      Frank Fullerton

      Fullerton, the Pan American Judo Union Sports Director, has been one of the most influential people in the international community for several decades. During his distinguished career, Fullerton, a seventh-degree black belt and international referee, was the first president of USA Judo from 1978-1996, a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors and a delegate to the International Judo Federation. Prior to his death earlier this year, Fullerton received many honors for his work in the sport of judo, including his receipt of the John Osako, Henry Stone and Adrea Bregman Memorial Awards and recognition as the Black Belt Magazine Man of the Year. In addition, Fullerton was named the 1976 Texas Man of the Year and was inducted into the PJU Hall of Fame in 2006. Earlier that year, Dr. Fullerton received the New York Athletic Club's Lifetime Achievement Award.

    • Ben Nighthorse Campbell
      USA Judo

      Ben Nighthorse Campbell

      A graduate of San Jose State University where he trained under Sensei Uchida, Campbell competed in the 1964 Olympic Games as a member of the first U.S. Olympic Judo Team. After moving to Colorado in 1977, Campbell won his first Congressional campaign in 1986 and would go on to become a U.S. Senator for Colorado from 1992-2004.

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