Keeve, Damon : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Keeve, Damon

Sport:
judo

Country Represented:
United States

Years Competed:
1992, 1996

Olympic Info:
Keeve was a two-time Olympian for the United States in judo, competing in the heavyweight division (over 95-kg). At the 1992 Barcelona Games, he was eliminated in the second round of the competition when he lost to Imre Csosz of Hungary.

Keeve returned to the Olympics four years later at the 1996 Atlanta Games, and was again eliminated in the early rounds of the heavyweight division competition.

Career Highlights:
A former football star at San Jose State (lettering as a linebacker in 1980 and 1981), Keeve won the U.S. Judo Championship in the open division in 1987. That year, he also won the silver medal in the open division at the Pan American Games; he took the bronze at the 1995 Pan American Games. Damon, who finished third at the U.S. Championships in 1995, won the title in 1996. Now a policeman in San Francisco, Keeve is also a high school football coach in the Bay Area.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. Aug. 27, 1960

Origin:
San Francisco, California



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References:
Jewish Sports Review, November/December 1997 issue (Volume 1, Issue 4)
New York Times, July 29, 1992


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