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Nyssa judo champion headed to international meets

Noelle Acosta recently took first-place finishes at the USA Judo Youth National Championships in Colorado Springs last month. (Submitted photo)

NYSSA – It’s hard to sneak anything unexpected on Noelle Acosta’s daily schedule.

The 16-year-old Nyssa High School junior is a three-sport star, winning state honors in class 3A wrestling, playing on the school’s soccer team and competing nationally in martial arts.

When she’s not practicing or competing, she’s busy seeing how high she can take his grade point average.

In between studies and school team practices, Acosta has leveraged success as one of the country’s toughest judo elites.

She won two age brackets in the 70-kilogram weight division at the Judo Youth National Championships, held March 8-10 in Colorado Springs.

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