2016 NATIONALS Results
The KAA would like to congratulate all the Provincial team athletes who represented Alberta at the 2016 Nationals recently held in Vancouver. We had an outstanding representation at the podium with Alberta taking home 14 medals! Please help us congratulate all of our team members on their performances and especially our medal winners listed below.
Natalie Olson – GOLD – AWAD Intellectual Challenges All Adults
JC Gonzalez Garces – GOLD – Kumite Individual Male Juniors – 68 kg
Danae Fell – GOLD – Kumite Individual Female Cadets – 47 kg
Santiago Osuna-Wefer – SILVER – AWAD Physical and Visual Limitations Male Junior
Ethan Baker – SILVER – Kumite Individual Male Youth +50 kg
Nigel Sundberg – BRONZE – Kumite Individual Male Cadets – 70 kg
Aiden Macleod – BRONZE – Kumite Individual Male Juniors – 61 kg
Brooklyn Buckie – BRONZE – Kumite Individual Female Cadets -54 kg
Ethan Strohbach – BRONZE – Kumite Individual Female Seniors – 68 kg
Mariah Blunt – BRONZE – Kumite Individual Female U21 – 61 kg
Ethan Strohbach – BRONZE – Kumite Individual Female U21 – 68 kg
Ty Nguyen – BRONZE – Kumite Individual Male U21 -67 kg
Rafael Silva – BRONZE – Kumite Individual Male U21 -75kg
Ethan Strohbach & Mariah Blunt BRONZE as part of Team Western Canada - Kumite Team Female Seniors
We’d like to thank all of our coaches, officials and team managers who volunteer their time and effort to support, train and coach our athletes and represent Alberta.
David Strohbach, Gary Sabean, Chris Walker, Sean Carter, Marc Ward, Heather Fidyk, Kristie Shafer, and Luis Plumacher
Daniel Verzotti, Michael Poscente, Stacey Abdella, Patricia Karl, Adam Wackershauser, and Joe Alfonso
Rose Buckie and Craig Fallis
We would also like to congratulate and thank our Coach of the Year, Heather Fidyk, and our Volunteer of the Year, JoJo Fontanilla. Also congratulations to Kristie Schafer on her successful NCCP coach certification.
A special thank you to all the families and friends, and especially the parents, for showing support both in Vancouver and at home. Your cheers and endless encouragement are greatly appreciated.
Thank you everyone for your outstanding performances, hard work, team support and for making Alberta proud!