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Ian Rowland

Ian was a long time coach of Madison Judo and a member of its board from 2013-2019. He primarily led and coached our junior program during that time. He continues to assist the club as an Emeritus Instructor.

Ian was introduced to judo by Mick Leigh (now 8th dan), as a high school student. As a university student, he founded a judo club within the first semester. As captain, Ian oversaw the club and team development throughout his undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral studies during which it became the most successful sport within the University.