Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - Burnt Hills High School graduates Nick Kossor (26) and Hannah Martin (24) from the Glenville, NY based Jason Morris Judo Center took fifth place in their respective divisions at the Mongolia World Cup Saturday, September 8, 2012. Kossor started his day by defeating Bektur Abdrasulov (KGZ) then lost to eventual champ Amartuvshin Dashdavaa (MGL) in the quarterfinal. Kossor then knocked off Ka Chun Lau (HKG) before losing to Boldbaatar Chimed-Yondon (MGL) in a very tight battle in the 60kg bronze medal match. This result moves Kossor up five spots on the world ranking list to #51 without the removal of double countries. Hannah Martin (63kg) moved up to #34 from #36 with her result. Martin started strong beating Enkhzaya Selenge (MGL) before falling to eventual champ Haruka Yasmatsu (JPN) in the semis. Martin then dropped the bronze medal bout to Meehwa Kim (KOR) to finish fifth.
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Burnt Hills graduate, Hannah Martin from the Jason Morris Judo Center (home of 2012 Olympians, Nick Delpopolo & Kyle Vashkulat) in Glenville, NY captured her third 63kg world cup medal this year by winning a silver at the Buenos Aires world cup in Argentina today June 16. She adds that to the world cup Gold she won in El Salvador and the bronze she won in Miami earlier this year making that the most in USA Judo so far this season. Martin also had won her first US National championship in late April.
San Salvador, El Salvador - Winning breads winning. One week after Jason Morris Judo Center (Glenville, NY) athletes won two USA world cup bronze medals, seven US Open medals (1 gold, 6 bronze) and placed two athletes on the 2012 Olympic team in Miami, Burnt Hills High school graduate, Hannah Martin (23) captured her first 63kg world cup gold medal in El Salvador over the weekend. Martin dominated Kathrin Unterwurzacher (AUT), Catherine Pinard (CAN) in her first two bouts before slamming long time North American rival Stephanie Tremblay (CAN) with harai for ippon (full point) in the final improving her record against Tremblay to 8-4. This result catapults Martin to a career high #1 ranking in the US after being in this weight class for only one year now. Martin was ranked #1 briefly at 57kg before having to move up to 63kg. Tony Sangimino (21) posted a 3-1 record to earn a silver medal beating Manny Galvez (ESA), Reginald De Windt (AHO) and Scott McCrandle (CAN) before falling in the final to Max Buga from Russia. Sangimino jumps from #5 all the way to #2 on the US ranking roster right behind former JMJC teammate and 2012 Olympian, Travis Stevens. Brad Bolen (23) stretched his medal streak to five events as he picked up a bronze in 66kg posting a 3-1 record including a big win over Francinildo Bernardes (BRA) in the bronze medal match. Bolen won the US Nationals in Dallas, took a bronze at the Pan Ams in Montreal, USA World Cup and the US Open in Miami previously. Nick Kossor went 2-2 to place 5th at 60lg to close out the JMJC's participation in El Salvador. While his JMJC teammates were competing at the World Cup, Burnt Hills High Junior, Jack Hatton (73kg) won a bronze medal at the Ontario Open in Toronto in the 17-19yrs. 73kg division.
MIAMI - Brad Bolen and Hannah Martin from the Jason Morris Judo Center (JMJC) won bronze medals in their respective weight classes at the Miami World Cup held at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in the Legends Ballroom Thursday, May 10.
Bolen was sharp, posting a 3-1 record in -66-kilogram division, only losing in the semifinal to Brazil’s Denilson Lourenco. Bolen ended his day in style submitting Mexico’s Jesus Chaparro utilizing a choke in the bronze medal bout.
Irving, TX - Brad Bolen (23), Jack Hatton (16) & Hannah Martin (23) from the Jason Morris Judo Center (JMJC) in Glenville, NY captured titles in their respective divisions at the 59th US Sr. National Championships at the Irving Convention Center April 21-22, 2012. Bolen who resides in Glenville won the 66kg category going 5-0 on the day to claim his first National crown having taken a silver last year and a bronze in 2009. This serves as a nice warm up for Bolen a week before he competes at the Pan Am Championships in Montreal, QC which will determine whether or not he makes the 2012 Olympic team. Joining Bolen in Montreal will JMJC teammates, Nick Delpopolo (23) and Kyle Vashkulat (21). Burnt Hills Graduate, Hannah Martin won her first National title and 6th overall medal in dominating fashion winning all of her matches by ippon (full-point). Martin now moves into the #2 slot in 63kg on the US rankings list which is a career high in the weigh class that she has been at for only a year having moved up from 57kg. Burnt Hills High Junior, Hatton won a Gold in the Brown belt 73kg division impressively submitting his first two opponents with the "Bolen" choke then won an exciting final scoring multiple times to capture his first National title. Natalie Lafon (31) came ever so close to defending her 52kg title but lost by the slimmest of margins (2-1 penalties) to Annie Shiraishi in the final who upset #1 seed Angelica Delgado in the semis. Cammi Kaichi (24) nailed down her second straight 52kg National bronze medal losing also in the semis to Shiraishi. Kaichi who is coach Jason Morris' niece pulled out the bronze medal match in style submitting Maria Dhami in overtime with an arm bar. Burnt Hills Graduate Nick Kossor (26) was upset in the 60kg semis losing to Matt Dong but recovered to captured a bronze medal making that his 6th overall winning the title in 2008 & 2010. Leah Fisher (27) picked up a bronze in 70kg giving the JMJC seven overall medals in the event continuing to be one of the top teams in the country. Up and comers, Dave Harris (26) and Brice Rudat (23) placed ninth as well for the JMJC yesterday. The JMJC has now won has 22 total US Sr. National Champions and 73 overall National medals in it's 11 year history. "I am extremely proud of all our athletes this weekend as they put in a tremendous effort as well as putting in some great preparation for the event" said 4x Olympian & 2008 Olympic coach, Morris. "The future is very bright for all these kids" 6x US Sr. National Champ, Morris continued