Damian Lang – USA Judo’s First Cadet Pan Am Team Member from Washington Judo Academy

After his remarkable victory in the cadets -50 kg division at the 2023 USA Judo Youth Nationals, Damian Lang from Bellevue, WA, made history by becoming the first-ever student of the Washington Judo Academy (Kirkland, WA) to earn a place on the USA Judo Cadet Pan American Team. All the hard work and dedication Damian put into his training has truly paid off!

A huge congratulations goes out to his incredible dad and Judo coach, Wayne Lang, who supported him throughout this journey.

This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the help of all the coaches, dojos, and training partners who played a crucial role in Damian’s success. A heartfelt thank you goes out to each and every one of them.