Aaron Wolf wins maiden national judo championship

More Sports / Judo Apr 29, 2019

Aaron Wolf wins maiden national judo championship

Aaron Wolf captured his first national judo championship on Monday, after beating Hirotaka Kato in the final of the open-weight tournament. Wolf, the 2017 men's 100-kg judo world champion, claimed an extra-time, yusei victory over Kato, who won the tournament seven years ago. The 23-year-old ...

Knee injury sidelines 100-kg world champ Aaron Wolf

More Sports / Judo Jan 19, 2018

Knee injury sidelines 100-kg world champ Aaron Wolf

Aaron Wolf will skip next month's Grand Slam judo competition in Paris due to a left knee injury, the All Japan Judo Federation said Friday. Wolf, the reigning 100-kg division world champion, will not compete at the two-day meet that begins on Feb. 10, after ...

Wolf takes world judo gold; Asahina settles for silver

More Sports / Judo Sep 3, 2017

Wolf takes world judo gold; Asahina settles for silver

Aaron Wolf won the men's 100-kg division at judo's world championships on Saturday, while compatriot Sara Asahina settled for silver in the women's over-78-kg class. As two Japanese judoka were eliminated in the second and third rounds of the men's over-100-kg category, the country ended ...

Ojitani edges Wolf to defend national judo title

More Sports / Judo Apr 29, 2017

Ojitani edges Wolf to defend national judo title

Takeshi Ojitani secured his second straight national championship on Saturday, winning the open-weight tournament for the third time in his career after defeating Aaron Wolf on points in the golden score extra period. Ojitani, who won the title for the first time in 2014, downed ...

Heavyweight Harasawa earns first national invitational title

More Sports / Judo Apr 2, 2016

Heavyweight Harasawa earns first national invitational title

Heavyweight Hisayoshi Harasawa captured his first National Weight Category Championships title in the over 100-kg division on Saturday. Last year's all-Japan national champion Harasawa defeated Ryu Shichinohe on points in the final at Fukuoka Kokusai Center on the first day of the meet that serves ...

More Sports / Judo Nov 8, 2015

Teenager Wolf bags Kodokan Cup 100-kg title

Nineteen-year-old Aaron Wolf won the men's 100-kg division on Sunday, the final day of the Kodokan Cup at Chiba Port Arena. Born to an American father and Japanese mother, the Japanese-speaking Wolf won the title for the first time after earning a comeback ippon victory ...