Ron Tripp

Ron Tripp (born April 1953) Battle Creek, Michigan, is a World Sambo and Judo champion and the current general secretary of USA Judo. He is also a member of the board of directors of the United States Olympic Committee.

His name is well known in the MMA world, especially among jujutsu and submission grappling enthusiasts, as he is the only person to hold an official victory in competition over veteran Brazilian fighter Rickson Gracie. Tripp was promoted to 10th degree in Sambo in 1995 and became America's first Merited and Distinguished Master of Sport in 1996. He was promoted to 6th dan by USA Judo in November 2006.

Ron Tripp
Born Ronald Tripp
April 1953
Battle Creek, Michigan
Other names "The Terminator"
Height 1.87 metres (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 95 kg (210 lb)
Division Heavyweight
Style Judo, sambo
Fighting out of Norman, Oklahoma
Team USA Stars
Trainer Pat Burris, USA, Chonosuke Takagi,Japan
Rank 10th degree black belt in sambo,6th degree black belt in Judo
Years active 1970-1995
Amateur career
Total 1034
Wins 984
By submission 900
Losses 50
Other information
Occupation Doctor, martial artist, instructor

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