Nationals 2015

Nationals 2015

 Nationals 2015:

We want to congratulate all the Burnaby Karate Academy (BKA) athletes that participated in the 2015 Nationals. Everyone did their best and we are proud of their performance. All the BKA athletes were great ambassadors of our club by being respectful at the event, the hotel, and the banquet.

We want to thank all the parents that attended and supported the athletes. And a special thanks to Gordon Chan for sharing the photos he took at the event.

BKA earned 5 gold, 8 silver, and 8 bronze. The results are as follows:

Category Weight Athlete Medal
Kumite Female Cadets (14/15 years old) -47kg Zoe Fong Gold
Stephanie Zaborniak Silver
Melissa Chan Bronze
Kumite Female Juniors (16/17 years old) -48kg Izzy Chan Silver
-59kg Alexandra Zaborniak Gold
+59kg Pawan Sidhu Silver
Kumite Female U21 -50kg Izzy Chan Silver
-55kg Gurkamal Gill Silver
+68kg Harpreet Sidhu Silver
Kumite Female Seniors -50kg Jusleen Virk Gold
-68kg Cindy Jacob Bronze
Kuite Male Cadets (14/15 years old) -52kg Kieran Quan Bronze
-57kg Joel Tai Silver
Aarjun Gill Bronze
-63kg Jacob Mand Silver
-70kg Brendan Wise Bronze
Junior Boys (16/17 years old) -55kg Isaac Mand Bronze
Kumite Male U21 -60kg Derek Chan Gold
+84kg Brendan Ly Gold
Kumite Male Seniors -60kg Derek Chan Bronze
+84kg Brendan Ly Bronze

The Youth Cup was new to the Nationals this year. It allowed for the 12/13 years old to participate at the National level and gain valuable experience. Burnaby Karate Academy received 1 gold medal and 5 bronze medals. The results are as follows:

Category Weight Athlete Medal
Kumite Female +43kg Julia Maclean Gold
Gurneet Sidhu Bronze
-43kg Caitlyn Lam Bronze
Kumite Male +48kg Gurpatap Hothi Bronze
-38kg Michael Plunkett Bronze
-48kg Mark Wong Bronze