Most Memorable Moment

My most memorable moment was standing at the top of the podium hearing the Canadian anthem.

Biggest Struggle

I had a hard time extending the reverse punch to get the point.

Did you make any friends?

My new friend is Vickie. Vickie is from Québec City and she’s the one that beat me in the semi-final fight in point sparring. She went on to win Gold.

What was my most valuable lesson?

I learned about the importance of movement in the fight.

What was your favourite activity outside the tournament?

I went on a private falconry tour called the “Hawk Walk” and Kalli and I each had our own Hawks and walked through the woods with them.

How long did you train for this event?

At the beginning of the year it was an objective to qualify for Worlds and I qualified at Nationals in May. Now I start training to qualify for next year.

What best prepared you for this competition?

Going to compete at the WKU World Championship last month in Orlando allowed me to get extra fights in preparation for this competition.

Who was the greatest support?

My family.

Who do you wish to thank?

I wish to thank Sensei Maeghen for coaching me, Sensei Guy for training me and my family for supporting me.