Ryan Reser

USA Judo

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Weight Category: 73kg 
Birthplace: Denver, Colo.
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club: USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training Center
Coach: Ed Liddie
Education: Bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in business from the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Pet he would love to have: A Piranha named P-Rex.

Olympic Teams: 2008, Alternate in 2004 and 2000
World Championship Teams: 2007, 2005

Pan American Games Teams: 2007 (Gold)
Pan American Championships Teams: 2008 (Fifth), 2007 (Gold), 2006, 2005 (Gold)

Personal: Ryan was introduced to judo at the age of five by parents who were looking to keep Ryan and his siblings out of trouble. By age 7 Ryan was competing in national events and ultimately chose to narrow his sports away from other sports and toward judo with the ultimate goal of competing in the Olympic Games. "My experiences have given me the goal of being America 's first Olympic gold medalist in judo. This is what has driven me to the place that I am today," Ryan says. "I love judo and even though I sacrificed a lot to chase my dream, I have also gained a lot and wouldn't give that up for the world."

Recent Career Highlights:

2009:

  • Bronze - U.S. Open (81kg)
  • Fifth - USA Judo Senior National Championships (81kg)

2008:

  • Gold - U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Judo
  • Gold - U.S. Open
  • Silver - Olympic Zone Cup
  • Fifth - Pan American Championships


2007:

  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Gold - Pan American Games
  • Gold - Pan American Championships
  • Gold - II Copa Yanira Ramos Vigil
  • Gold - FEDOJUDO International Cup
  • Gold - U.S. Open
  • Silver - Swiss Open
  • Bronze - Tre-Torri International
  • Bronze - Jose Ramon Rodriguez Championships
  • Bronze - Puerto Rico Open

2006:

  • Gold - National Championships
  • Silver - Rotterdam World Cup
  • Silver - Boras World Cup
  • Bronze - Rendez-Vous Canada
  • Bronze - Belgium Open
  • Bronze - U.S. Open

2005:

  • Gold - Pacific Rim Championships
  • Gold - Puerto Rico Open
  • Gold - Pan American Championships
  • Gold - World Team Trials
  • Gold - Rendez-Vous Canada
  • Silver - U.S. Open
  • Silver - National Championships
  • Bronze - British Open
  • Fifth - Belgium Open

2004:

  • Gold - U.S. Open
  • Silver - New York Open
  • Silver - Rendez Vous Canada

2003:

  • Gold - Benito Juarez Championships
  • Gold - FEDOJUDO International Cup
  • Gold - Fall Classic Nationals
  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Silver - Rendez Vous Canada
  • Bronze - U.S. Open
  • Bronze - New York Open
  • Bronze - Puerto Rico Open

2002:

  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Gold - Benito Juarez Championships
  • Gold - Rendez Vous Canada
  • Gold - British Open
  • Bronze - Finnish Open
  • Bronze - Hungarian Open
  • Fifth - Swedish Open

2001:

  • Gold - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Gold - Pacific Rim Championships
  • Gold - Rendez Vous Canada
  • Bronze - U.S. Open

2000:

  • Silver - USA Judo Senior National Championships
  • Bronze - U.S. Open
  • Bronze - Rendez-Vous Canada

1999:

  • Gold - U.S. Open
  • Gold - New York Open
  • Silver - Rendez-Vous Canada