Jimmy Wooley

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Jimmy Wooley
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Full name James Ralph Wooley
Born March 8, 1949 (1949-03-08) (age 69)
Houston, Texas, U.S.

James Ralph Wooley (born March 8, 1949) is an American judoka and two time Olympian. He was born in Houston, Texas.[1][2]

Wooley was a student of Karl Geis.[3] He utilized ballet as a method of increasing his flexibility and improving his technique.[4] Wooley was on the 1972 Olympic Team in Judo where he competed in the under 93 kg division.[4] He was also on the 1976 Olympic Team competing in the open division.[4] Wooley went on to become a doctor and a judo coach.[5]


  1. ^ Active Interest Media, Inc (1973-08). Black Belt. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jimmy Wooley". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2016-02-02.
  3. ^ :: Articles & Essays :: Archived 2015-02-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b c US Olympic Judo Teams 1964 to present
  5. ^ In Remembrance of a great Judo Player for his time- Ken Karmann – Sendai Judo Dojo – Judotalk