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Toni Marie Geiger #1 Female Judo Athlete in the U.S.

Toni Marie Geiger is the #1 ranked female judo athlete in the U.S. and a member of Team USA. She has her sights on the 2012 Olympics and there isn’t a reason in the world why she won’t make it. However, she has her work cut out for her, and not just on the mat…U.S. athletes don’t receive government funding so the two-time New Jersey state champion will have to raise the money she needs to train, travel and compete herself. Her fight is one true heart and passion.

“My competing nationally and internationally has been an experience of a lifetime,” Toni said. “My recent accomplishments have been winning bronze in the Pan American Team Championships in El Salvador as well as the Finnish Open in Vannta, Finland.”

Toni Geiger’s major affiliations and accomplishments:
* 2010 Team USA
* 2010 World Championship Team
* 2010 Pan American Championship Team
* 7 time USA Senior National Judo medalist
* 2 time NJ State Champion
* College National Champion
* 2 time US Open medalist
* 2009 Rendez Vous Champion
* 2009 National Presidents Cup Champion
* 2009 American Canadian Champion
* 2009 Liberty Bell Champion
* 2009 Finnish Open medalist
* Top 5 2009 Pan American Grand Prix
* Top 5 2009 Swedish Open
* 2 time Olympic Team Trials member
* Midwestern Champion
* East Coast Champion

Ronda Rousey Qualfies for U.S. Olympic Judo Team

ronda_rousey_phixr1.jpgRousey won all three of her matches by ippon, throwing Natalie Laursen (Livermore, Calif. / Northern California Elite Team) in the first round and pinning Jennifer Tutass (El Cerrito, Calif. / Cunningham’s Judo) in the semifinal.

In the final, Rousey armbarred Katie Sell (Oshkosh, Wis. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center) to win the match. Sell later defeated Tutass and will be the 70kg alternate.
source: USJUDO.org

Bonus Link: Ronda pinning opponent (youtube) video