Junior Olympic Championships Updates

by Nicole Jomantas

Several key updates have been made to the processes for the 2022 Junior Olympic Championships which can be found in the updated event registration packet, including:

  • The on-line registration deadline has been extended from June 9 to June 15. We strongly encourage participants to register on-line by June 15 to avoid long lines at walk-up registration.

  • Introduction of a new contingency weigh-in policy for those athletes who experience unforeseen circumstances that prevent them from attending the weigh-ins the day before the event that will allow them to weigh-in the morning of competition. Notification of this extenuating situation to USA Judo is required no later than two hours after the end of the scheduled weigh-in time.

Please Note: Contingency Morning Weigh-ins will ONLY take place during the morning of competition at the time designated in the packet. If your flight is delayed, etc. and you arrive after your scheduled weigh-in time, you must submit notification according to the policy in the entry packet and weigh-in early in the morning on competition day during the designated time.

  • The criteria to compete in the novice divisions has been updated to note that athletes who earned a medal in a regular category at any 2021 USA Judo national event are not eligible to enter a novice category in 2022 or beyond. If an athlete earned a medal in a regular category at a USA Judo national event in 2022, he or she will remain eligible to compete in the novice events for the remainder of the calendar year. Also, if a competitor won a medal at a regular event without winning any matches, that individual will also be allowed to compete in the novice category.

    We have worked with our partners at the tournament host hotel, the Marriott San Jose, to open a limited number of additional rooms from June 23-27 and have extended the deadline to reserve discounted room rates to June 8. Click here to reserve your room. If you are making a change to an original reservation, please call our point of contact at the Marriott San Jose, Carla Seifollahi, at 408-278-4429 or at