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Anthony Ferraro

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    Spring Lake, NJ


    St. John Vianney High School College of New Jersey

    classification: J1

    • IBSA World Championship Teams: 2019

    A wrestler all four years in high school, Ferraro went on to compete at the College of New Jersey for two years before being forced to walk away from the sport and withdraw from college after a concussion. In 2017, Ferraro was introduced to judo with the goal of competing at the Paralympic Games. 

    In 2012, the documentary film maker Christopher Suchorsky began interviewing and filming Ferraro wrestling journey and life story. This film ultimately became know as "A Shot in the Dark." The film was released on Christmas Day 2018 and is now available for rent or purchase on Amazon Prime.

    Ferraro is an accomplished guitar player and motivational speaker. He supports himself by playing music at various dinner clubs and at select social engagements and by speaking engagements through the country. In his spare time he enjoys reading, music and the outdoors. 

    In 2020, posted his first TikTok video (@asfvision) which soon went viral. With 1.2 mil followers, Ferraro has found himself a new audience within social media as he spreads his message of "One Love!" 

    Competition Highlights:


  • Gold - USA Judo Blind and Visually Impaired National Championships

  • 2019

  • Silver - USA Judo Blind and Visually Impaired National Championships 

  • 2018

  • Bronze - IBSA Infraero Grand Prix 
  • Bronze - German Open for the Blind and Visually Impaired

  • 2017

  • Gold - USA Judo President's Cup (Visually Impaired)
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