Alexa Liddie

USA Judo

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Weight Category: 44kg, 48kg 
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club Name: USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center
Education: Freshman at University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

Honors

  • 2007 Colorado Judo League Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2007 Colorado All-Star Team
  • 2006 United States Judo Association Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2006 Colorado All-Star Team
  • 2005 Colorado Judo League Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2005 Colorado All-Star Team
  • 2004 Most Promising Female Athlete - voted by Sportswomen of Colorado Foundation
  • 2004 Nominated for the Flo Hyman Youth Award at the Olympic Training Center
  • 2003 Most Inspirational Sportsmanship Award at the Junior Olympics
  • 2002 Most Inspirational Sportsmanship Award at the Junior Olympics

Senior Pan American Championship Teams: 2010, 2007 (Silver)
Infantile Pan American Championship Teams: 2004 (Bronze)

Personal: Liddie has been practicing judo since the age of five, desiring to follow in her mother and father's footsteps.  Alexa's father, Ed Liddie, has served as her primary coach, himself the head coach of the judo team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Ed won a bronze medal in the 1984 Olympics and was an Olympic coach for the 1996, 2000 and 2004 teams.  Alexa's mother, Tammie Liddie, was a nationally ranked player until Alexa was well over a year old.   

In 2006, Liddie won her first major senior international tournament, the Rendez-Vous Canada.  The win, combined with bronze medals at the 2006 U.S. Open and Senior Nationals ascended her to the #1 ranking in the Senior 44kg division. 

Liddie has received a number of awards for her judo In January of 2005 she was honored by Colorado Judo League as their Female Athlete of the Year, and was selected to be on the Colorado All Star Traveling Team.  In March of 2005, the Sportswomen of Colorado named her the "Most Promising Female Athlete."   In 2006, Liddie was selected to the Colorado All Star Team again as well as in 2007 where she was selected as Colorado Female Athlete of the Year as well as a member of the Colorado All Star Team again.

Liddie is an excellent role model for the younger players in the club as they frequently look to her for leadership and guidance.  She also volunteers on a regular basis with her church teaching the children in Sunday school class, and she is a member of the National Junior Honor Society.  When not training for judo, Liddie also competes on her school's basketball and track teams.

Liddie's goal is to eventually qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team and win a gold medal for the United States. 

Recent Career Highlights

2009:

  • Gold - National President's Cup Championships (Senior, 44kg)
  • Bronze - U.S. Open (Senior, 44kg)

2008:

  • Gold - Northglenn Championships (Senior, 48kg)
  • Bronze - USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championships (IJF-Junior, 48kg)
  • Bronze - Midwest Championships (Senior, 48kg)

2007:

  • Silver - Pan American Championships (Senior, 44kg)
  • Silver - Liberty Bell Classic (Senior, 44kg)
  • Silver - Midwest Championships (Senior, 44kg)
  • Bronze - USA Judo Senior National Championships (Senior, 44kg)

2006:

  • Gold - Rendez-Vous Canada (Senior, 44kg)
  • Gold - Fall Classic National Championships (Senior, 44kg)
  • Gold - Middle School National Championships (44kg)
  • Gold - Northglenn Championships (Senior, 44kg)
  • Silver - Continental Crown (Senior, 44kg)
  • Silver - USA Judo National Junior Olympic Championships (Juvenile B, 44kg)
  • Bronze - U.S. Open Championships (Senior, 44kg)
  • Bronze - USA Judo Senior National Championships (44kg)

2005:

  • Gold - Junior U.S. Open (Juvenile B, 40kg)
  • Gold - Copa Gigante International (Juvenile B, 40kg)
  • Gold - Carribean Cup International (Juvenile B, 40kg)
  • Silver - USA Judo National Junior Olympic Championships (Juvenile B, 40kg)
  • Silver - U.S. Judo Federation Junior National Championships (Juvenile B, 40kg)

2004:

  • Gold - U.S. Judo Federation Junior National Championships (Juvenile A, 36kg)
  • Gold - U.S. Judo Association Junior National Championships (Juvenile A, 36kg)
  • Gold - USA Judo National Junior Olympic Championships (Juvenile A, 36kg)
  • Gold - Junior U.S. Open Championships (Juvenile A, 36kg)
  • Bronze - Pan American Infantile Championships (Under-15, 36kg)