Related Olympians: Son of Ken Okada.
Tony Okada placed third at the 1990 and 1991 US Nationals, but then made the Olympic team in 1992. Okada was taught by his father, [Ken Okada], a 1972 judo Olympian for the USA, who had learned the sport from his father, Ted Okada. Tony Okada won the 1991 US International Invitational and was a three-time US Senior Champion.
Okada was a wrestling star in high school, although he always preferred judo. He attended San JosÃ© State University to train in judo under Yosh Uchida, choosing that school over possible wrestling scholarships elsewhere. In college, he was a four-time collegiate champion. Okada later became a sensei, running Orange County Kodokan Judo.
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