Veteran World Championships

Oct 17, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018

Veteran World Championships Medals

Over 1,000 veteran judoka have made the trip to Cancun to compete in the sport's premier competition for judoka aged 30 and above.

Day one featured the oldest men's categories as the M6, M7, M8, M9, M10 age groups were in action.

Pan American nations led the way with Brazil leading the way, USA in second and Germany in third place.

Additionally, U.S. judoka Mr. Andor Jobb, the oldest athlete and a revered painter, was recognized for his years of service to judo.

Mr. Andor Jobb recognized by the IJFMr. Andor Jobb recognized at Veterans World Championships

Day #1 Results:

Gold      Paul Robert Bova (M7 -66kg)

Gold      Nikolai Styrov (M8 -73kg)


Silver     James Bacon (M6 +100kg)

Silver     Dave Loyst (M7 -81kg)

Silver     Gary Foster (M8 -81kg)

Silver     Arthur Canario (M8 -100kg)


Bronze  Douglas Tono (M6 -66kg)

Bronze  Paul Virtue (M6 -90kg)

Bronze  Andre Robles (M6 -100kg)

Bronze  Arthur Scotto (M6 +100kg)

Bronze  Sandy North (M7 -66kg)

Bronze  Vadim Evenback (M7 -66kg)

Bronze Andy Boulet (M8 -81kg)

Bronze  Steve Hwang (M10 -81kg)


5thFrederico Torres (M6 -60kg)

5thWayne Dickinson (M6 -81kg)

5thIstvan Lovas (M6 -81kg)

5thChristopher VanLandingham (M6 -100kg)

5thJames Carmer (M7 -81kg)

5thLorenzo Schipp (M7 -90kg)

5thWalter Sapp (M8 -73kg)

5thJames Kinder (M9 -81kg)


7thAbel Fernandez (M6 -73kg)

7thGino Lombardi (M6 -90kg)

7thEdgardo Rodriguez (M6 -100kg)

7thGeorge Stein (M8 -81kg)

7thHumberto Valdivia (M9 -66kg)




The IJF Veteran World Championships featured the M1 (age 30-34) and M3 (40-44) age groups on the second day of competition at the Iberostar Cancún.

Day #2 Results:

Silver     Peter Fortune (M3 -100kg)


Bronze  Ernest Ojito (M1 -60kg)

Bronze  Adam Moyerman (M1 -73kg)

Bronze  Christopher Laurent Cecere (M1 -100kg)

Bronze  Gregory Allen Prior (M1 +100kg)

Bronze  Carlos Sordo (M3 -66kg)

Bronze  Hector Negron (M3 +100kg)


5thJulian Levy (M1 -66kg)

5thAndrew Charles Tate (M1 -100kg)


7thSerge Delacruz (M1 -90kg)

7thMichael Ferrer (M3 -66kg)




The IJF Veteran World Championships featured the M4 (age 45-49) and M5 (50-54) age groups on day three of competition.

Day #3 Results:

Bronze  Roger Mazzella (M4 -90kg)


5thGyula Kalman (M4 -81kg)

5thAlexandre Lopouchanski (M5 -100kg)

5thIvan Mumm (M5 +100kg)


7thGary Robertson (M4 -100kg)

7thTitus Selagea (M5 -81kg)




The 10th IJF Veteran World Championships concluded on Saturday in Cancun, Mexico, with the M2 (men aged 35 – 39) age group and all of the women’s divisions at the Iberostar Cancun.

Day #4 Results:

Gold      Margarita Cabrera (F5 -70kg)


Silver     Ann Berends (F2 +78kg)

Silver     Jessica Lockfeld (F6 -70kg)


Bronze  Anna Feygina (F1 -70kg)

Bronze  Tracy Crawford (F2 +78kg)

Bronze  Sandra Hauptmann (F3 -70kg)

Bronze  Carol Boulet (F7 -63kg)


7thLuis Soto (M2 -90kg)