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JASON MORRIS (USA)      

Jason Morris started his Judo Journey in 1975 at the age of 8 and retired after his fourth appearance at the Olympics in 2000.  Jason's competition career spanned 26 years.

Included among the many awards and titles Jason won is a Silver medal in the 1992 Olympics and a Bronze medal at the 1993 World Championships.

The following pictures are just a few frames of Jason's amazing career.

 

 

Jason Morris, Silver Medalist, 1992 Olympics


 

Birthdate: 2/3/67
Born: Schenectady, NY
Residence: Glenville, NY
Height: 180cm (5'11')
Weight Class: 81kg
Education: Syracuse University
Rank: Shichidan (7th Degree Black Belt)
Ranked 1st in Nation for 12 years (1987 - 1996, 1999-2000)
5x Olympian: 1988 Korea, 1992 Spain, 1996 USA, 2000 Australia, 2008 China (Coach)
60 Career International Medals
Owner/Operator: Real Judo Magazine
Head Instructor: JASON MORRIS JUDO CENTER (JMJC)
Favorite Athletes: Larry Bird & Ken Stabler
Favorite Actors: Charles Bronson, Clint Eastwood & Walter Mathau
Favorite Movies: Dirty Harry, Kelly's Heroes & Mr. Majestyk
Favorite Music: Dio, Edguy, House of Lords, Kiss, Joe Lynn Turner & Uriah Heep

 

NATIONAL HONORS

  • 2007 USOC "Development Coach of the Year" (Judo)
    • 2006, 2005 & 2003 "Coach of the Year" Real Judo Magazine
    • 2006 USOC "Coach of the Year" (Judo)
    • 2003 "International Jr. Female Coach of the Year" USJF
    • 6x National Champion (89,90,91,92,93 & 99)
    • National Collegiate Champion
    • National High School Champion
    • 8x National Junior Champion
    • Olympic Sports Festivial Champion
    • 3x Outstanding Judoist of the Year
    • 1999 - Real Judo Magazine "Comeback Player of the Year"
    • 1998 - Elected to NYAC Hall of Fame
    • 1993 - New York Athletic Club "Athlete of the Year"
    • 1993 & 1992 - USOC "Athlete of the Year" (Judo)

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL MEDALS

GOLD

  • 99, 93 & 89 US Open - Colorado Springs, CO
  • 91 Pan Am Games - Havana, Cuba
  • 90 Tbilissi International - Tbilissi, Georgia (Only winner ever from North & South America)
  • 90 & 89 Guido Sieni - Sassari, Italy
  • 88 Czech Open - Prague, Czech Republic
  • 88 Ontario Open - Toronto, Canada
  • 87 Austrian Open - Leonding, Austria
  • 87 Pacific Rim Championships - Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • 87 Pan Am Games - Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • 87 & 85 Jr. Pan Am Championships - Mexico City, Mexico
  • 86, 85 & 84 New York Open - Manhattan, NY
  • 85 & 84 Quebec Open - Montreal, QC
  • 81 Mexico International (65kg) - Mexico City, Mexico

SILVER

  • 95 Pan Am Games - Mar de Plata, Argentina
  • 92 Olympic Games - Barcelona, Spain
  • 92 Hungarian Open - Budapest, Hungary
  • 91 Korean Open - Seoul, Korea
  • 90, 87 & 85 US Open - Colorado Springs, CO
  • 89 French Open - Paris, France
  • 89 Pacific Rim Championships - Bejing, China
  • 88 German Open - Russelsheim, Germany


BRONZE

  • 00 British Open - Birmingham, England
  • 99 Rendez Vous Canada - Montreal, QC
  • 95 US Open - Macon, GA
  • 95, 90, 89 & 88 Hungarian Open - Budapest, Hungary
  • 95 Pacific Rim Championaships - Sydney, Australia
  • 94, 88 & 86 US Open - Colorado Springs, CO
  • 93 World Championships - Hamilton, Canada
  • 91 Pacific Rim Championships - Honolulu, HI, USA
  • 90 Kano Cup - Tokyo, Japan
  • 90 Tre Torri - Porto Sant'Elpidio, Italy
  • 89 Austrian Open - Leonding, Austria
  • 88 Guido Sieni - Sassari, Italy
  • 86 Jr. World Championships - Rome, Italy
  • 86 Quebec Open - Montreal, QC


FIFTH

  • 95 French Open - Paris, France
  • 94 Goodwill Games - St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 92 & 90 Czech Open - Prague, Czech Republic
  • 90 Goodwill Games - Seattle, WA, USA
  • 89 World Championships - Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 87 World Championships - Essen, Germany

SEVENTH

  • 96 German Open - Munich, Germany
  • 95 & 86 Austrian Open - Leonding, Austria
  • 94 French Open - Paris, France
  • 91 World Championships - Barcelona, Spain


 
   


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