Barbara Houston-Shimizu Named A-Level Referee
Photo Courtesy of the Pan American Judo Union
USA Judo is pleased to offer congratulations to Barbara Houston-Shimizu (Des Moines, Wash.) who was named an International Judo Federation A-Level Referee after successfully completing her test over the weekend at the Casablanca International Tournament in Casablanca, Morocco.
was one of three referees from the Pan American region to receive A-Level status with the other two receiving this honor were Carlos Romanos (ARG) and Omar Hill Dianes (VEN).
"Barbara has worked extremely hard to achieve this high level of proficiency and I am pleased to extend the best wishes and congratulations of the USA Judo Referee Committee," said Mel Appelbaum (Mendham, N.J.), Chair of the USA Judo Referee Education Committee.