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North Central Illinois Judo Association (formerly the Rochelle Judo Club)  Founded in March of 1966 by William D. Maxey - Hachidan
NCIJA Team Page Seventeen - with 10,000 Hits so far!!!
So many slides.... and so many are so good!  On this page we will highlight 1973 and 1974 slides up to the '74 Junior Nationals, which will be page 18.
Mary Krug winns the 1973 National Title!
Above from Left:  Dawn Watson, T. J. Riley, T. R. Maxey and John Fee.  John is our community's most decorated for valor War Veteran, though he rarely speaks of this.
Mayor Bill Cipolla presents trophies at the 1974 State Championships:  Pam Houghtby & LaVonne Hahn.
Phil Porter's 1973 Clinic in Rochelle
Mike Riley
Shy Mrs Lewallen and less shy Pat Coons are to the right at practice.
Above, to the right lower right:  Doug Hall's 1974 drew many friends like Bruno Dvorak of Chicago (right) and a heavy turnout from our club of course.  Doug hosted the Senior Nationals in '74 and the Junior Nationals in '71.  My last trip to Phoenix was in 1999, and of course I stayed at Doug's home.  His death has made us all very sad.  We have lost a truly dedicated judo leader who's unselfish giving to our sport has been without equal.  
Left:  T. R. graduates in 1973!  Also pictured:
Dave Watson, Rick Futrell, Jerry Houghtby
and more!
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