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Jason Morris Full Bio 2017-06-15T20:27:26+00:00

Jason Morris – Full Bio

This page encompasses Jason’s personal Judo and Wrestling accomplishments.

 

Jason Morris

Birthdate: 2/3/67
Born: Schenectady, NY
Residence: Glenville, NY
Height: 180cm (5’11’)
Weight Class: 81kg
Education: Syracuse University
Rank: Haichidan (8th Degree Black Belt)
5x Olympian: 1988 Korea, 1992 Spain, 1996 USA, 2000 Australia, 2008 China
Ranked 1st in Nation for 12 years (1987 – 1996, 1999-2000)
60 Career International Medals
Owner/Operator: Real Judo Magazine
Owner/Head Instructor: JASON MORRIS JUDO CENTER (JMJC) – 584 Rt. 50, Glenville, NY
Favorite Athletes: Larry Bird, Roger Federer, 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

2010 – Elected to USJF Hall of Fame
2008 – Elected to USA Judo Hall of Fame
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 Festival Champion
3x Outstanding Judoka 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 Tbilisi International – Tbilisi, Georgia (Only winner 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 -Beijing, 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 Championships – 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

Wrestling Bio

High School (Record: 98-4)

2x 167lbs. NY State Champ
2x 167lbs. Section 2 Champ
3x Class “A” Champ
1982 Burnt Hills Xmas Tournament 145lbs. Bronze Medalist
1996 Elected to BHBL Wrestling “Hall of Excellence”
2007 Elected to Section 2 “Hall of Fame”
2011 Elected to BHBLHS “Athletic Hall of Fame”

College (Record: 63-17)

1986 EIWA Champ 158lbs.
1986 Named EIWA “Freshman of the Year”
1987 Cornell Open Champ 167lbs.
1987 NY State Champ 167lbs.
1989 EIWA Silver Medalist 167lbs.
2x NCAA Div. I National Qualifier 158 & 167lbs.
1989 NCAA Div. I “All American” 5th place 167lbs.

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