Jason Morris

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Jason Morris
Personal information
Full nameJason Newth Morris
NationalityAmerican
BornFebruary 3, 1967 (1967-02-03) (age 52)
Scotia, New York
ResidenceScotia, New York
OccupationJudo Instructor
Weight172 lb (78 kg; 12.3 st)
Sport
Rank         8th degree black belt in Judo
ClubNYAC/Jason Morris Judo Center

Jason Newth Morris is a retired American judoka. He was Born on February 3, 1967 in his hometown of Scotia, New York. Morris a 4 Time Olympian and 2008 Olympic Coach, is best known for winning the silver medal in the -78 kg weight category in the 1992 Summer Olympics and a Bronze Medal in the 1993 World Judo Championships. He is a Hachidan (8th Degree Black Belt) his favorite techniques are Uchi Mata, Tai Otoshi, and his "Sticker or Sticky Foot"(AKA Kosotogari).

Achievements[edit]

Morris was the Silver Medallist at -78 kg in the 1992 Summer Olympics, and was also a Bronze Medalist at the 1993 World Judo Championships. Morris represented the United States in 4 Olympic Games 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 & was Team USA Olympic Coach at the 2008 Games. However, this was just some of many highlights in an amazing competitive career in both National and International-level competition.

National honors[edit]

  • 2010 – Elected to USJF Hall of Fame
  • 2008 – Named Olympic Coach for 2008 Summer Olympics
  • 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
  • 1998 – Elected to NYAC Hall of Fame
  • 1993 – New York Athletic Club "Athlete of the Year"
  • 1993 & 1992 – USOC "Athlete of the Year" (Judo)
  • 6x National Champion (89,90,91,92,93 & 99)
  • 8x National Junior Champion
  • 3x Outstanding Judoka of the Year

Gold major international medals[edit]

  • 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 (65 kg) -Mexico City, Mexico

Silver major international medals[edit]

  • 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 major international medals[edit]

  • 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

5th place in major international events[edit]

  • 95 French Open – Paris, France
  • 92 & 90 Czech Open – Prague, Czech Republic
  • 89 World Championships – Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 87 World Championships – Essen, Germany

Present[edit]

Since Retiring from competitive judo after the 2000 Summer Olympics, Jason along with wife Terri own and operate the Jason Morris Judo Center in Glenville, New York,[1] and runs one of the best elite judo programs in the world. His program has produced some of the top athletes in the United States and the world, some include Ronda Rousey (2008 Beijing Bronze Medalist & Former UFC Champion), Nick Delpopolo (2x Olympian), Nick Kossor, Brad Bolen, Kyle Vashkulat (2012 London Olympian), Carrie Chandler, Alex Turner. Morris program has seen athletes travel from all over the United States and the globe including England,[1] Australia,[1] Germany,[1] and Japan,[1] to be a part of it.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jason Morris". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19.

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