Travis Stevens

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Travis Stevens
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Men's judo
Pan American Games
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro –81 kg
Pan American Championships
Gold 2009 Buenos Aires –81 kg
Silver 2008 Miami –81 kg
Silver 2011 Guadalajara –81 kg
Bronze 2010 San Salvador –81 kg
Bronze 2013 San José –81 kg
Bronze 2014 Guayaquil –81 kg

Travis Stevens (born February 28, 1986) is a judoka from United States who competed in 2008 Olympics.[1] He participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics, losing against the previous winner of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Ole Bischof, in the semi-finals by judges' decision and was then beaten in the bronze medal match by Canada's Antoine Valois-Fortier. Travis also holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under John Danaher. Danaher rewarded Stevens his black belt on November 19, 2013.

An early start at the age of 6 enabled him to acquire a vast amount of knowledge in Judo and other martial arts. Travis is an outstanding athlete in the sports of Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In Judo he is currently ranked top 5 in the world and he is considered by many the greatest American male Judo athlete[citation needed]. He has many accomplishments in both sports. Stevens trains at the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City with several elite athletes. He has also opened up his own school in Boston, Massachusetts on January 12, 2013. Travis also teaches at Renzo Gracie Fort Lee in New Jersey.