Ricky Ties is a member of the Team USA Visually Impaired Judo Team. Ricky wrestled in high school and was a 2 time participant in the state tournament and was a National Highschool Coaches Association All-American. Ricky went on to college and qualified for Nationals 2 times and Regional Champion in his sophomore year. Ricky began coaching wrestling and started his own wrestling club. if that wasn’t enough, during this time Ricky attained his master’s degree in Sports Psychology.
Once hearing about the USA Judo Team looking for former BVI wrestlers to represent USA, Ricky soon left his coaching and moved out to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado.
With 1 Silver and3 Bronze medals, it has been quite a journey as he joins Jeff Thompson in the Blind Abilities Studio to share his story and give advice to those interested in competitive sports and how adaptive sports are gaining in areas around the country.
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