Facts

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  • Weight Class: 63kg (approx. 138lbs)
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Birthplace: Schenectady, NY
  • Hometown: Burnt Hills, NY
  • Rank: Sandan (third degree black belt)
  • Nickname: Banana
  • Club: Jason Morris Judo Center
  • University: University at Albany
  • Level of Educatio: A semester away from a Bachelors Degree in Psychology
  • Hobbies: Swimming/Tanning, Reading, Writing, Teaching Judo, Traveling, Running, Watching movies and TV shows, Shopping, Tetris, taking selfies
  • Favorite Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Ashton Kutcher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Mila Kunis
  • Favorite Music: Open to anything I can sing, dance and workout too...
  • Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing, Catch me if you can,The Dark Knight, In Her Shoes, Avatar
  • Favorite Website: Netflix- is the greatest website of all time! And of course my website
  • Favorite TV Shows: Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Friends, That 70’s Show
  • Guilty Pleasure: Iced Coffee, Reeses and ICE CREAM!
  • Goal: To medal at the World Championships and represent the USA at the Olympic Games Why Did you Start Judo? Starting Judo was an accident, I just wanted to prove to my Dad that I was tougher than my younger brother who started before me. Best Memory from Competition: Competing at the Las Vegas Olympic Trials. I loved competing in that environment. The Crowd and media attention :) Worse Memory from Competition: Samsun Grand Prix 2014- Flew all the way there to fight for 15 seconds! I got bombed in the first exchange! Horrible Experience!
  • Favorite Judo Move: Tai-Otoshi
  • Favorite Place to Compete and Travel to: Abu Dhabi
  • Favorite Quote: "Our Strength Grows Out of Our Weaknesses"