Kyle Vashkulat

Kyle Vashkulat

Software Implementation Specialist at Rowlands & Barranca Agency, Inc.

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6 Executive Park Drive, Albany, New York, United States
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Burnt Hills High School


Sales Associate  - Target Corporation

Founder  - Jason Morris Judo Center

Board Member  - Real Judo Magazine

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Kyle Vashkulat, Software Implementation Specialist
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Also featured on the wall are JMJC Olympians, Jason Morris, Nick Delpopolo and Kyle Vashkulat.
COLONIE -- Checking in at Albany International Airport and on their way to board the plane, young fans surrounded Nick Delpopolo and Kyle Vashkulat. People recognizing you," said Vashkulat. "The pressure is on for Nick because he fights on the 20th anniversary of when Jason won the medal," said Vashkulat. Vashkulat is originally from Ukraine and Delpopolo was born in Montenegro, the former Yugoslavia. Vashkulat takes the stage on August 2nd. Burnt Hills High school alum Nick Delpopolo and with Kyle Vashkulat will compete for Judo gold in London. Soon to be 22-years-old, Vashkulat will be the youngest American to compete in the men's half heavyweight division. 4x Olympian & 2008 Olympic Coach, Jason Morris, Olympian, Kyle Vashkulat and Olympic Hopeful, Nick Delpopolo getting interviewed at the Jason Morris Judo Center by Kelly O'Donnell from ch. Burnt Hills High School graduate, Kyle Vashkulat (21) competed the first day and started well beating Jose Boisard from the Dominican Republic in an overtime thriller. Joining Bolen in Montreal will JMJC teammates, Nick Delpopolo (23) and Kyle Vashkulat (21). The US team included three players from the Jason Morris Judo Center (JMJC) who also represent the NYAC: Brad Bolen (23), Nick Delpopolo (23) and Kyle Vashkulat (21). Unfortunately Kyle Vashkulat lost by the smallest of margins as the referee decided the match and the afternoon's result by giving Vashkulat a questionable stalling penalty with 30 seconds remaining. In Prague Burnt Hills graduate Kyle Vashkulat (21) defeated Argentina's Christian Schmidt and France's Clement Delvert before losing to eventual bronze medalist Rafal Filek of Poland. Along with Kyle the JMJC's four-tournament European tour includes Burnt Hills graduate Nick Kossor (26) who was eliminated in his first bout in Prague to eventual fifth-place finisher Ervand Mgdsyan (RUS) and Brad Bolen who also lost his opening match in Prague to Andriy Burdun (UKR) in the 66kg division which had a tour-largest 74 competitors. Representing the Jason Morris Judo Center (JMJC) was 21 year old Kyle Vashkulat (100kg) who drew #11 ranked Ramziddin Sayidov (UZB) in the first round. Kyle battled his opponent for a solid 3 minutes, acrobatically escaping a few attacks before eventually getting thrown for ippon. Burnt Hills High School graduate, Kyle Vashkulat (21) started the JMJC off with a bang going 3-1 in the 100kg division to claim a bronze raising his position on the WRL to #22. Vashkulat started his day defeating Anthony Liu (ASA) by ippon in just over a minute then knocked off 4x Hungarian National Champion Balint Farkas in the quarter final. In the semis Kyle was defeated by former U23 European Champion Viacheslov Denysov (UKR) then went on to beat Jason Koster (NZL) to reach a world cup podium for the third time this year. Brad Bolen (22) & Kyle Vashkulat (20) from the Jason Morris Judo Center in Glenville, NY turned in break out performances at the Venezuela World Cup over the weekend claiming bronze medals in their respective divisions. Vashkulat who is a Burnt Hills High School graduate, was involved in one of the most exciting matches of the tournament as he beat hometown hero Albenis Rosales (VEN) in an overtime thriller. Vashkulat retained his #1 US ranking and he and Bolen each gained valuable points on the IJF rankings roster. Bolen, Vashkulat and JMJC teammates Natalie Lafon, Hannah Martin, Tony Sangimino & Angela Woosley will remain in Venezuela until Thursday for a training camp before traveling to El Salvador for the ESA World Cup. Kyle Vashkulat (21) placed fifth at 100kg losing in the semis to 2x Jr. World Champ, Lukas Krpalek (CZE) and then lost the bronze medal bout to Jose Boissard (DOM) in a very close battle. Bucharest, Romania - Jason Morris Judo Center's (JMJC) Kyle Vashkulat (20) enjoyed a terrific weekend as well taking 5th place at the Romania World Cup while his JMJC teammates were in Vail at the President's Cup. Vashkulat defeated Mael Le Normand (FRA) and Jadranko (BIH) before losing to hometown favorite Daniel Brata (ROM) in the quarter finals. In 2011 the host JMJC's Kyle Vashkulat just missed the $1000 bonus which would have matched JMJC clubmate Nick Kossor (2009) as the only athlete to sweep the Zebra Tour in a given year and be named "Zebra Tour Champion". Vashkulat did so winning the +100kg weight at the Burnt Hills High School he graduated from a brief three years ago. Vashkulat didn't have the required 5 competitors in his division at the Ocean States so even though he won all four Zebra events was able to collect the bonus. Bolen will join teammates Nick Kossor (60kg) and Kyle Vashkulat (100kg) on the US team that will be competing in the Pan Ams. Brad Bolen (Burnt Hills), Harrison Hatton (Charlton), Natalie Lafon (Clifton Park),Hannah Martin (Burnt Hills), Ethan Stanley (Clifton Park), Pete Stanley (Clifton Park), Kyle Vashkulat (Clifton Park) & Christie Woosley (Gloversville) all walked away with Gold medals in their respective divisions. Vashkulat (20) cruised through the +100kg division keeping his hopes alive to capture all the Zebra tour events to claim the $1000 bonus for doing so. Kyle would be only the second athlete to win the Zebra tour in it's five year history joining JMJC's Nick Kossor (25) who accomplished that feat in 2009. 2010 World team members Brad Bolen (66kg), Nick Kossor (60kg) and Kyle Vashkulat (100kg) led the way for the JMJC taking Gold medals in their respective weight classes. SCCC students Nick Kossor (24) and Kyle Vashkulat (19) from the Jason Morris Judo Center (JMJC) in Glenville, NY captured National titles over the weekend in dominant fashion winning all their matches by ippon (full-point). Vashkulat breezed to to his second straight 100kg final winning all his matches by ippon. Myles Porter was his opponent in the final but didn't fare any better as Vashkulat buried him with ouchigari in the first two minutes to claim his first 100kg title. Vashkulat had already wrapped up a slot on the world team due to his #1 ranking. This result was Kyle's third National medal at 100kg. He also has two medals in the OPEN category including a gold in 2008. Group Photo: Standing L to R: Bill Shanahan, Tony Sangimino, Jake Stromecki, Kyle Vashkulat, Brad Bolen. Photo: Nick Kossor (Left) & Kyle Vashkulat Brad Bolen and Kyle Vashkulat Bolen's JMJC teammate Kyle Vashkulat (19), a Burnt Hills graduate and current SCCC student competing on his second Senior Pan Am Team, earned a bronze medal in the 100kg division. Vashkulat started his day sluggishly with an uncharacteristic loss by pin in the final minute to Mexico's Sergio Garcia (MEX). Vashkulat (a two-time Junior World Team member) took his frustration out on US Open silver medalist, Carlos Santiago (PUR) with anippon win. Vashkulat found himself fighting for bronze in a rematch of his 2009 Rendez-Vous Canada final's victory against veteran Scott Edward (CAN) in Montreal. This time Edward fought Vashkulat even for 4:58 with Vashkulat down by two penalties. Vashkulat used his final two seconds wisely as he caught the Canadian Edward for ippon in dramatic fashion. In claiming his first Pan Am medal. UAlbany senior Jake Stromecki (20) put in another workmanlike performance to join Vashkulat on the podium with a bronze medal. Photo Standing L to R: Harrison Hatton, Jon Woosley, Bill Shanahan, Jake Stromecki, Kyle Vashkulat & Brad Bolen Kyle Vashkulat, playing up at heavyweight from his natural -100kg category, stunned Vitaly Proska with a brilliant o ouchi gari (inner leg throw) propelling the JMJC men to the second round against New York's Starrett Judo Club. Photo from L to R: Kyle Vashkulat, Bill Shanahan, Jake Stromecki, Brad Bolen, Tony Sangimino, Nick Kossor, Dave Aronov & Coach, Jason Morris While their JMJC teammates were competing in Massachusetts SCCC students, Tony Sangimino (19) & Kyle Vashkulat (19) were competing for the second-straight week in Europe at the Austrian Open in Vienna. Vashkulat picked up his first European circuit win beating Zoltan Pentek (HUN) in the first round by ippon then lost to 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Ariel Zeevi (ISR).

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Kyle Vahskulat, 100kg

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