2017 IBSA Judo American Championship

Aug 23, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017


Team USA wins 10 medals at the Para-Pan American Championships in Brazil!

USA Medalist:

Ron Hawthorne (60kg) - GOLD
Liana Mutia (57kg) - GOLD
Robert Tanaka (66kg) - SILVER
Ricky Ties (90kg) - SILVER
Ben Goodrich (100kg) - SILVER
Kevin Brousard (+100kg) - SILVER
Marissa Arndt (57kg) - SILVER
Katie Davis (+70kg) - SILVER
Robert Alcorn (73kg) - BRONZE
Adnan Gutic (81kg) - BRONZE

Fight Details:

  • 2012 Paralympian Ron Hawthorne wins his first Pan American title in the 60kg division, going 3-0 on the day and defeating longtime nemesis Justin Karn of Canada.
  • 18 year old Liana Mutia also won a gold medal. This is Liana's first major international outing, and she went 2-0 in the women's 57kg division.
  • 17 year old Robert Tanaka went 3-1 to win silver in the men's 73kg division.  His only loss came to Paralympian Eduardo Guato of Argentina.
  • Ricky Ties finished 2nd in the men's 90kg division.
  • Ben Goodrich finished 2nd in the men's 100kg division, losing a controversial match to 4 time Paralympic gold medalist, Tenorio Silva.
  • Kevin Brousard finished 2nd in the men's heavyweight division.
  • Marissa Arndt followed Liana with a silver in the women's 57kg division going 2-2.
  • Katie Davis defeated multiple time Paralympian Deann Almeida by ippon in the women's +70kg division, but lost to newcomer Rebeca Silva, finishing 2nd.
  • Robbie Alcorn finished 3rd in the men's 73kg divisions
  • Adnan Gutic finished 3rd in the men's 81kg division.


LIVE STREAM LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th7_RP02jn0&feature=youtu.be



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Para Pan American Judo Team