Nicholas Christopher Kossor, who has been competitive in Judo since age 5, is currently ranked #1 in the United States at 60 kg and ranked among the top 50  in the world. Kossor is both the 2008 and the 2010 US National Champion, and represents the United States in many international competitions including the World Cup-Tiblisi, the French Open, San Salvador and Isla Margarita in 2010 alone. In the past, he has competed in various European competitions in Poland, Finland, Sweden, Korea, Germany, Great Britain and the French Open. In the United States, Kossor has medaled over 20 times in the last 6 years. He has won more than 30 matches in under 10 seconds.
Kossor was born near Philadelphia On January 5, 1986, where he began attending judo classes at the age of 5. In 2003, Jason Morris, Olympic Silver Medalist, recruited Kossor to join his club, the Jason Morris Judo Center, in Glenville, NY. Since then, Morris has molded Kossor into a fierce competitor known all over the world for his classic technique and understated confidence. Kossor won Gold and was awarded the coveted "Most Outstanding" athlete honor at the 27th annual New York Open judo tournament on October 17, 2010 and continues his pursuit of Olympic Gold in 2012.