Gary started his Judo tenure in 1988 with his sons Chris and John and currently holds the rank of Sandan (3rd degree Black Belt). He is a life member of the USJA and was named as Indiana’s Outstanding State Competitor in Judo in 1998 through the auspices of the USJA. Gary has twice received the President Sports Award in Judo. He is a National Referee and travels through out the US to referee at local, regional, and national events. He serves as a member of the Indiana Judo, Inc. Referee Committee. Gary does not actively compete anymore, but stays engaged in Judo at Marion Pal Judo Club and by volunteering his time as a referee at tournaments locally and across the country.
Outside of Judo, Gary works as a Fleet Services Coordinator for Indiana Michigan Power Company. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University’s School of Business and Management Sciences. He also has an Associates of Science degree in Automotive Technology Sciences from Indiana Vocational Technical College. Gary enjoys traveling and helping others in the sport of Judo. Gary’s son Chris and daughter-in-law Stephanie both attend judo classes San Antonio, Texas