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Watching some Bo Nickal matches and on his throws he often hooks or trips a leg, which seems to be a judo thing. I never heard about him training in judo, but interesting thing to see nonetheless - maybe he just picked that up on his own.

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On 10/17/2020 at 9:20 AM, HokieHWT said:

Correct. Mocco won Junior Nationals in Judo in ‘99. Both he and his sister were ‘08 Olympians.

I am pretty sure he placed at Senior Nationals while in HS. 

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On 10/17/2020 at 2:58 AM, Jim L said:

Mocco placed at judo nationals while in high school. His sister, Katie, was also a national judo champ and I think was and olympian as well

 

On 10/17/2020 at 3:20 AM, HokieHWT said:

Correct. Mocco won Junior Nationals in Judo in ‘99. Both he and his sister were ‘08 Olympians.

Katie was a senior national judo champion, but never an Olympian.  She lost in the quarterfinals of the 2008 US Olympic Judo Trials.  Her boyfriend at the time made the 2008 US Olympic Judo Team and so did Steve, so she got to travel to Beijing.  She just wasn't a competitor.  

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Andre Metzger, Cedar Spring, MI., Univ. of Oklahoma reshirted a year in high school and went to Japan for a year, studying judo/mixed martial arts.   In is touched on in this article about Andre.   https://www.mattalkonline.com/podcast/legends/2017-distinguished-member-andre-metzger-two-time-ncaa-champion/

 

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