Weston, FL - Burnt Hills High School graduate, Hannah Martin (26) captured the 63kg gold medal at the International Judo Federation's (IJF) World Cup at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, FL, Aug. 1, 2014. Martin from the Jason Morris Judo Center (JMJC) in Glenville, NY went 3-0 including a victory over Estefania Garcia (Ecuador) by submission (arm bar) in the final to win her 11th career world cup medal which includes two gold's. This win gives her another 100 points on the world ranking list which 50 will count directly towards Olympic qualification. JMJC's Brad Bolen (25) had a great day as well taking a bronze in 66kg posting a 4-1 record losing only in a controversial semis to Alonso Wong (Peru). Bolen appeared heading to the final as performed what he and the crowd on hand thought was a winning throw (switch), but the referee award the waza-ari score to the Peruvian. After further review they allowed the score to remain with Wong. Bolen recovered nicely in his bronze medal bout catching Aaron Turner (Great Britain) with his trademark "Bolen Arrow" choke. Bolen's effort earned him 40 points, 20 of which goes towards Rio.
"They picked up a bunch of matches and had an opportunity to work on some things" coach and 4x Olympian, Jason Morris said, "This was some nice prep for the Worlds" Morris continued. The pair and teammate 60kg Nick Kossor leave for the World Championships in Russia later in August.