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Olympic judo champion hopeful Toni Geiger of Dumont at Edgewater fundraiser

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ONLY ON CLIFFVIEW PILOT : Toni Marie Geiger of Dumont — the #1 ranked female judo athlete in the U.S. and a member of Team USA — is hoping you can help make her dream of winning an Olympic gold medal come true.


UPDATE : The fundraiser was a huge success: Dumont’s Toni Marie Geiger aims for Olympic medal .
Geiger, left, and in action (blue)

Geiger has been competing locally and internationally to qualify for the 2012 Summer Games, to be held in London. But because U.S. athletes don’t receive government funding — unlike their counterparts elsewhere — the two-time New Jersey state champion has to raise the money she needs to train, travel and compete herself.

“My competing nationally and internationally has been an experience of a lifetime,” Geiger said. “My recent accomplishments have been winning bronze in the Pan American Team Championships in El Salvador as well as the Finnish Open in Vannta, Finland.”

She has been attending international Olympic qualifying events hosted in countries ranging from Brazil to Bulgaria.

“As you can imagine, huge costs accrue from my participation,” Geiger said.

If you want to contribute, you can write to Geiger at: Geigertm@gmail.com
Or call: 201-314-2161

Toni in action:


Among Toni Geiger’s affiliations and accomplishments :
* 2010 Team USA
* 2010 World Championship Team
* 2010 Pan American Championship Team
* 7 time USA Senior National Judo medalist
* 2 time NJ State Champion
* College National Champion
* 2 time US Open medalist
* 2009 Rendez Vous Champion
* 2009 National Presidents Cup Champion
* 2009 American Canadian Champion
* 2009 Liberty Bell Champion
* 2009 Finnish Open medalist
* Top 5 2009 Pan American Grand Prix
* Top 5 2009 Swedish Open
* 2 time Olympic Team Trials member
* Midwestern Champion
* East Coast Champion

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