This year, thirty New Brunswick athletes and coaches made the trip to Quebec City to compete in the 2017 Karate Canada National Championships. This was the largest team that Karate New / Nouveau Brunswick has sent in many years, if not the largest ever, and included eighteen new-comers.
This year, New Brunswick athletes came home with a total of eight medals.
Kate Campbell - 1st Kumite Individual Female Seniors Open
Kate Campbell - 1st Kumite Individual Female Seniors -55
Yashna Hathi - 2nd Kumite Individual Female Seniors +68
Hilary Pond - 3rd Kumite Individual Female Seniors -68
Hilary Pond - 4th Kumite Individual Female U21 -68
Youseff Ismail - 3rd Kumite Individual Male Youth -50
Felix Brideau-Leger - 4th Kumite Individual Male Youth -40
Alec Hocquard - 4th Kumite Individual Male Youth +50
Kate Campbell was also named the 2017 Karate Canada Senior Female Athlete of the Year.
Randy Rix, head coach for Karate New / Nouveau Brunswick, was named the 2017 Karate Canada Coach of the Year for his work with the NB Provincial Team, as well as his efforts with Team Canada as Regional Coach for the Atlantic Provinces.
Karate New / Nouveau Brunswick wishes to congratulate Kate, Randy, all the medal winners, and everyone who worked so hard this year on the provincial team. We are proud of your efforts and accomplishments, and we look forward to watching you continue to grow is the sport of karate.
2017 Karate New / Nouveau Brunswick Provincial Team
Randy Rix - Head Coach
Romain Losier - Assistant Coach - Kata
Serge Kerry - Assistant Coach - Kumite
Glen Savoie - Assistant Coach - Kumite
Scott Dixon - Team Manager