U.S. Team Named for 2023 New York Open
by Nicole Jomantas
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The New York Athletic Club has selected the 10 athletes that will comprise Team USA at the New York Open Mixed Team Championships on March 25.
Featuring Olympian Angelica Delgado (Miami, Fla. / NYAC / Ki-Itsu-Sai National Training Center) and nine Senior or Junior World Team members, the U.S. team will compete against teams from France, Germany, Israel, Poland, Great Britain and Canada with athletes in the following weight categories:
Men’s 73kg, 90kg, +90kg
Women’s 48kg, 57kg, 70kg
The tournament will follow the mixed team format that will be used at the 2024 Olympic Games and will include three of the four nations that earned team medals in Tokyo with France (2020 Olympic Champions), Germany and Israel (each 2020 Olympic bronze medalists) scheduled to compete in New York.
Team USA will be coached by 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Marti Malloy (San Jose, Calif.) and two-time Olympian Colton Brown (Bridgewater, N.J.)
Athlete rosters for all nations will be released in the coming weeks.
Team USA’s athlete roster is as follows:
Maria Laborde (Kenosha, Wis. / NYAC / Ki-Itsu-Sai National Training Center), 2014 Senior World bronze medalist and 2013 Senior World team bronze medalist
Angelica Delgado (Miami, Fla. / NYAC / Ki-Itsu-Sai National Training Center), two-time Olympian and three-time Grand Slam medalist
Noran Elmahroukey (New Providence, N.J. / NYAC), 2018 Junior World Team member and 2018 Cadet Pan Am Champion
Karlee Carrouth (Oklahoma City, Okla. / USA Stars), 2022 Junior World Team member and 2021 Cadet Pan Am Champion
Dominic Rodriguez (Lehigh Acres, Fla. / NYAC / Ki-Itsu-Sai National Training Center), 2022 Senior Pan American Champion and 2022 Senior World Team member
Jack Yonezuka (West Long Branch, N.Y. / NYAC / Cranford Judo & Karate Center), 2022 Junior World bronze medalist and 2022 Senior World Team member
Men’s 90kgAlex Knauf (Yorkville, Ill. / NYAC / Cohen Brothers Judo), 2022 Senior World Team member and 2022 Junior World Team memberNick Yonezuka (West Long Branch, N.Y. / NYAC / Cranford Judo & Karate Center), 2022 Senior World Team member and 2022 Junior World Team member
Men’s +90kgNate Keeve (San Rafael, Calif. / NYAC), 2021 Senior World Team member and 2021 Senior Pan Am bronze medalistMaksim Somau (Wakefield, Mass. / Pedro’s Judo Center), 2022 U.S. Open Champion and 2021 President’s Cup bronze medalist
Tickets are on sale now atnyopenjudo.com
General Admission: $25 ($30 at the door)
VIP Tickets: $70 ($95 at the door)
VIP Club Ticket: $300 ($400 at the door)