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Going for Rio Gold

<span style="font-size: 12px;">The martial art of Judo can be dangerous. But for one Texoma teen, it's not him who needs to be scared. It's his competition. If Devin Sobay has his way, he'll be scaring opponents all the way to the 2016 Olympics.</span>
When it comes to Judo, Devin Sobay is one of the best around.

"He knows the kind of sacrifice that's necessary to be here," said Gant Grimes, one of Devin's coaches, "and he obviously has some good genetics."

And good genetics certainly help, especially when you're a 14-year-old tossing around grown men twice your age.

That's right, Devin is only 14.

He started training when he was just 6.

"After a couple of years, I'd say about a year or so, I decided I wanted to go far," explained Devin, "and then when I was nine, I started competing nationally."

He's now the top Judo player in his age group in the Country, and this summer he'll take his talents to Japan.

"I am excited for the experience," explained the 14-year-old brown belt, "judo originated in Japan, so therefore it will help me understand Judo better."

Also while in Japan, Devin will compete in international Judo tournaments and accrue points.

With enough points, he'll qualify for the National Judo team and represent the USA at the 2016 Olympics.

"You can be the best player in the world," said Grimes, "but if you're not traveling around the world and accruing points in these competitions, you're not going to get a spot on the team."

But Devin's success has reached a point where he needs help.

Since he's not on the National Team just yet, his family foots the bill when he travels.

So when he's not throwing grown men like rag dolls, Devin is looking for a sponsor who can give him the financial support he'll need to take his judo to Rio de Janeiro in 2016, and compete for Olympic Gold.

Reporter's notes by Ryan Robertson:
If you'd like to learn more about Devin's quest for gold, Or if you'd like to help sponsor him, click here.
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