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Catalog Number 2014.019.001
Description Brett Barron Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2014. Plaque includes image of Brett Barron and a brief biography: "Even as a kid in Daly City, Brett Barron didn't back down. That stood him in good stead as he pursued a judo career. At the tender age of seven, he began to learn to learn the fine points of the sport at the Cahill Judo Academy. By the 1970s, he had established himself as one of the country's raising judo stars. He secured a bronze medal for the U.S. in his weight class in the 1979 Pan American Games and a gold in the same games four years later. Dislocating his thumb in the 3rd round against the Olympic favorite prevented him from advancing to the later rounds for a potential bronze medal in the 1984 Olympic Games. He was a member of three World Championship teams, among a host of other accomplishments. He retired from competition in 1988, but returned to coach the U.S. Olympic Team in 2004."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Brett Barron Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2014
Date June 11, 2014
Creator Spotlight Impressions (San Mateo)
Role Printer
Inscription Text "spotlight impressions / your source for name badges, signs and awards / 147 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 / (650) 348-5520 phone (650) 348-2974 fax / sales@spotlightimpressions.com / www.spotlightimpressions.com" (silver sticker on back)
Provenance The Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame awards are sponsored by the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center. Media sponsor is The Mercury News.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Barron, Brett
Daly City
Judo
Medals
Olympics
Pan American Games
San Mateo County
Westmoor High School
Subjects Awards
Fighting
Games
Judo
Medals
Olympic team
People Barron, Brett