2019 NCJA Universiade Team

Support the 2019 National Collegiate Judo Association athletes and coaching staff.  The 10 athletes, 2 coaches and 1 athletic trainer are representing the USA and their respective universities.   

 The Universiade also known as the World University Games is an international multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The Universiade is staged every two years in a different city around the world, representing both winter and summer competitions and is second only in importance to the Olympic Games.  The judo competition dates are July 4-7.  All athletes needs to arrive no later than July 2.

Due to limited funds, the NCJA are paying for a small portion. of their expenses.    

The cost for each athlete is $2495 plus airfare.  The funds cover the following

*Ground transportation while at the GAMES, including airport, game, and practice transfers.
*Rooms are in the Athletes Village
*Three meals a day in the Athletes Village
*Athletes Village accreditation (picture ID), additional cost if lost
*Team USA office and staffing
*Team USA doctor and 24-hour medical clinic in Athletes Village
* Med-ex insurance while at the GAMES
*Official Team USA apparel
*Team USA pins to trade with other countries’ athletes, at least 10 per person
*March in the opening and/or closing ceremonies behind the United States flag (depending on your arrival and departure dates)
*Pre-Games organizational help and website access
*Tickets for other selected GAMES events
*Processing and technology fees
*Sanctioning fees and procedures with US-IUSF and FISU

52 kg Brinna Lavelle
Austin Peay State University (2018 FISU America Games bronze medalist)

57 kg Shadi Ebrahimi
San Jose State University

63 kg April Fehr
San Jose State University (2017 Universiade team member 9th place)

70 kg Monica Schmelzenbach
 United States Military Academy

70+ kg Megan Kinsey
United States Military Academy

66 kg Ricky Marin
California Baptist University (2018 FISU America Games Silver medalist)

73 kg Leonardo Subiza
Montclair State University (2017 Universiade team member)

81 kg Greg West
San Jose State University

90 kg Max Pelech
Texas A&M University

90+ kg Mason Piper
University of Tennessee

Bob Perez
Texas A&M University

Kosuke Tanaka
San Jose State University

Naomi Fawcett
Athletic Trainer


  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 6 mos
  • Debra Pelech 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos


NCJA Judo 
College Station, TX
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