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2017World University Games USAJudo

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The NCJA World University Games team thanks the USA Judo's Board of Directors, Serge Bouyssou and Gerry Navarro for supporting the team traveling to Taipei.

The 2017 World University Games USA Collegiate Judo team will be represented by fourteen athletes from various colleges and universities.  They will participate in the 2nd largest sporting event in the world after the Olympic Games.  The Judo competition is from August 20-24, 2017.

This is a self funded trip.  Each person needs $1815 cover their stay in Taipei.  The airfare will  range from $1000-$1500. 

Help support team USA.  All donations will be split evenly between the athletes, coaches, and team manager.

60kg  Aaron Fukuhara - Long Beach State University (CA)
66kg  Brandon Worthen - Fairleigh Dickenson University (NJ)
73kg  Leonardo Subiza - Hudson County Commumity College (NJ)
81kg  Jacob Nickel - University of Texas at San Antonio (TX)
90kg  Ishmael McGinty - United States Military Academy (NY)
100kg  L.A. Smith - San Jose State University (CA)
100+kg  Arash Valizadeh Soofiani - San Jose State University (CA)

48kg  Destinee Nagtalon - San Jose State University (CA)
52kg  Elaine Ramos-Tandjung - San Jose State University (CA)
57kg  Miranda Imamura - Fresno State University (CA)
63kg  Hannah Tsutsui - Long Beach State University (CA)
70kg  April Fehr - San Jose State University (CA)
78kg  Kendra Kehrli - Iowa State University (IA)
78+kg  Emma Lwin - California State Polytechnic – Pomona (CA)

Team Staff
Coach  David Dunham - United States Military Academy (NY)
​Team Manager  Bob Perez - Texas A&M University (TX)

2017 World University Games - Taipei, Taiwan

What is the Universiade?
The Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival which is staged every two years.  It is only second to the Olympic Games in participation numbers.  Over 10,000 participants from 160+ countries will attend the Summer Universiade from August 18-30.

Organizer and beneficiary

College Station, TX
Bob Perez

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