AnnMaria De Mars
AnnMaria De Mars (born August 15, 1958) is an American technology executive, author and judoka. She is the first American to take home Gold at the World Judo Championships, competing in the -56 kg weight class, for the 1984 World Judo Tournament. De Mars is the mother of Ronda Rousey.
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- We're kind of a geeky tech family. When I married Ronda's dad, instead of an engagement ring he got me an engagement Macintosh.
- I mean, we're tough but we don't kill our opponents and eat them.
- Asked how a vegan lifestyle, embraced by her daughter Ronda, would square with such a violent sport as judo, as quoted in "Rousey Is 1st U.S. Woman to Earn A Medal in Judo", in The Washington Post (14 August 2008)