Celita Schutz

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Celita Schutz
Born Celita Schutz
17 February 1968
Houston, TX
Style Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Teacher(s) Nagayasu Ogasawara, Louis Vintaloro
Rank      6th dan (Rokudan) black belt in Judo
     Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Celita Valerie Schutz (born 17 February 1968 in Houston, Texas) is an American judoka who competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics, in the 2000 Summer Olympics, and in the 2004 Summer Olympics on the women's team.[1] She is a graduate of Yale University. class of 1990.

Celita began training at a young age with Sensei Ogasawara at Kokushi Dojo, in Westwood, NJ. She became nationally ranked at age 14 and internationally ranked at age 16. While competing worldwide, much of Celita's extended international training occurred in Japan, Spain, Germany and Brazil. She became Captain of the 1996 US Olympic Women's Judo Team; held consecutive #1 ranking in the United States for seven years; and while accumulating medals from around the world, achieved highest ranking of 5th in the World with expert coaching of Sensei Matsumura, Technical Advisor of Kokushikai, Inc.

Selected Accomplishments[edit]

1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta
2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney
2004 Summer Olympics, Athens
2x World Team Member
US Open International Champion
Multi-time International Medalist
6x US National Judo Champion (Senior Level)
2x US Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Year, Judo
Ultimate Female Titan
2x Grapplers Quest BJJ Champion
ADCC North American Champion, 2007
Certified Personal Trainer,NASM


  1. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 27 June 2012.