Veronica Prado

USA Judo

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Weight Category: 44kg, 48kg 
Date of Birth: February 6, 1990
Current Residence: Coral Springs, Fla.
Club Name: USA Judo National Training Site at North Miami
Coach
: German Velazco
Education: Student at Broward College, majoring in accounting
Current U.S. Ranking: #5 in the 48kg Senior Division, #2 in the 44kg Senior Division, #2 in the 48kg IJF-Junior (Under-20) Division, #2 in the 44kg IJF-Junior Division

Senior Pan American Championship Teams: 2006
Junior World Championship Teams: 2009
Junior Pan American Championship Teams: 2009 (Bronze), 2007
Juvenile Pan American Championship Teams: 2006 (Gold), 2005 (Bronze)

Personal: At 15-years-old, Prado won her first Senior National title at the 2005 USA Judo Senior National Championships in Virginia Beach, Va.  In 2006, Prado won the silver medal, but defeated the National Champion twice in the Pan Am Trials to earn a spot on her first Senior Pan American Championship Team.  A member of the North Miami USA Judo National Training Site Team, Prado says one of her dreams is to become an Olympian like her coach German Velazco who competed at the Sydney Games for Peru.

Recent Career Highlights

2009:

  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships (44kg)
  • Gold - USA Judo National Junior Olympic Championships (IJF-Junior, 44kg)
  • Silver - U.S. Open (44kg)
  • Silver - Junior U.S. Open (IJF-Junior, 48kg)
  • Bronze - Pan American Junior Championships (44kg)
  • Bronze - Jose Ramon Rodriguez Championships (44kg)
  • Fifth - Belo Horizonte World Cup (48kg)

2008:

  • Gold - FEDOJUDO International Cup (Senior, 48kg)
  • Silver - Rendez-Vous Canada (Senior, 44kg)
  • Silver - Golden Judoguis Championships (Senior, 44kg)
  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships (44kg)
  • Bronze - Junior U.S. Open (IJF-Junior, 48kg)

2007:

  • Gold - U.S. Open (Senior, 44kg)
  • Gold - National High School Championships (44kg)
  • Gold - Midwestern Championships (Senior, 44kg)
  • Gold - Liberty Bell Classic (Senior, 44kg)
  • Gold - USA Judo Fall Classic National Championships (Senior, 44kg)
  • Gold - FEDOJUDO International Cup (Senior, 44kg)
  • Gold - Puerto Rico Open (Senior, 44kg)
  • Gold - U.S. Judo Federation Junior National Championships (IJF Junior, 44kg)
  • Gold - U.S. Judo Association Junior National Championships (IJF Junior, 44kg)
  • Gold - USA Judo National Junior Olympic Championships (IJF Junior, 44kg)
  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships (44kg)
  • Bronze -Junior U.S. Open (IJF Junior, 44kg)

2006:

  • Gold - Pan American Juvenile Championships (40kg)
  • Gold - National High School Championships (40kg)
  • Gold - U.S. Judo Federation Junior National Championships (IJF Junior,44kg)
  • Gold - Puerto Rico Open (Senior, 44kg)
  • Gold - Liberty Bell Classic (Senior, 44kg)
  • Gold - Continental Crown (Senior, 44kg)
  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships (44kg)
  • Silver - U.S. Judo Association Junior National Championships (IJF Junior, 44kg)
  • Silver - Fedojudo International Cup (Senior, 44kg)
  • Bronze - Junior U.S. Open (IJF Junior 44kg)


2005:

  • Gold - U.S. Open (44kg)
  • Gold - National Championships (44kg)
  • Gold - USA Judo National Junior Olympic Championships (Juvenile B, 40kg)
  • Gold - U.S. Judo Federation Junior National Championships (Juvenile B, 40kg)
  • Gold - U.S. Judo Association Junior National Championships (Juvenile B, 40kg)
  • Gold - Am Can Judo Challenge (Senior 44kg)
  • Gold - Copa Gigante (Juvenile B, 44kg)
  • Gold - Carribean Cup (Juvenile B, 44kg)
  • Gold - National High School Championships (41kg)
  • Silver - Fall Classic National Championships (Senior, 44kg)
  • Silver - Golden State Open (Senior, 44kg)
  • Silver - Junior U.S. Open (Cadet, 40kg)
  • Silver - Junior U.S. Open (Youth, 44kg)
  • Silver - Dallas Invitational (Senior, 48kg)
  • Bronze - Pan American Juvenile Championships (40kg)
  • Bronze - Pan American Cup (Juvenile B, 40kg)