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North Central Illinois Judo Association (formerly the Rochelle Judo Club)  Founded in March of 1966 by William D. Maxey - Hachidan
Highlights from the First Two Decades of the NCIJA - The 1960's & 1970's
1971 National Championships - ASU
Mike Sawlsville, Chuck Emrick, T.R. Maxey and Craig Shempert competed.
After the competition we saw the best of the West!
On the way to ASU Stadium!
To save individual images, click on them and save to "my documents."  You can also save the entire web page by clicking on file & "save as."  We have 24 pages for you to view now!    See below!
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The First page address is located at:
The Second page: Below:  Jim Krieger, TR, Mary Tessier, Ross Papke, Rick Futrell Ken O'Brian, Greg Leathers, Bill,
Dave Ludens & Mark Mancuso.
The Fourth page:
The Directory page:
Right:  Before the 1973 YMCA State event at the
Harvey YMCA.
1973 Placewinners at the Nationals in Kalamazoo, MI leading the NCIJA to a 3rd Place Team Finish!  Above are:  Ross Papke (4th)  Mary Krug (1st) Sandra Coons (2nd) & Pam Houghtby (2nd) and
in front are David Watson (4th) & Tom Zollars (3rd) email below!
Tom Zollars at
To the left is a 1974 photo of Ginger Lewallen, Pan Am & World Sombo Silver and Mary Krug, first US International Judo Gold Medalist!
Chicago 1970 with Chuck & Joe Emrick, Dave Cooper, George Ginn. Sony Pena, Craig Shempert, Ted Brown & TR!
To the right:  Doug Hall up from AZ for another
While at ASU, I practiced at Doug's Phoenix YMCA.
Dan Walters, Lonny O'Bryant, Dwight Bettner, TR, Ross Papke, Doug Bettner, Tom Zollars, Don Hahn, Mark Piper, Ken O'Bryant, Danny Murphy, George Ginn, Bill, and Dave Watson - the NCIJA Team for the Junior Nationals in Kalamazoo, MI in 1973.  The girls fought in a different building.
TR, Chris Szabo, Bill & Jim Krieger at the 1972 NCIJA anniversary & awards event!
Here is a rare photograph - the NCIJA in year #1 in 1966!  The first part of the year was spent in Tilton School and then Central School.  In the Fall of 1966 we moved to the new wrestling room at the high school for the 1966-67 school year.
Guess who to the left?
Bill's email: Terry Rosenbalm after a Milwaukee!