Team Canada Amateur Mma Set For 2016
The Canadian National Team Trials were held by CCA ( Canadian Combat Alliance ), Canada’s National Governing Body for MMA under IMMAF. The Trials were hosted by Alberta Amateur MMA Association (Provincial Member Federation of CCA) under the auspices of the City of Lethbridge Sports Commission.
Athletes who competed at the 2016- Canadian Trials came from the Provinces of ALBERTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, ONTARIO, SAKATCHEWAN and QUEBEC.
The 2016 -Trials showcased the tremendous talented Men and Women athletes of Canadian Amateur MMA. Team CANADA is looking to better their Team Results at the 2016 – IMMAF World Championships as in 2015 – CANADA placed 3rd as Nation at the IMMAF Worlds with winning 2x Golds, 1x Silver, 1x Bronze and 2x 4th places.
The 2016 – Canadian National MMA Championships marked a New Sponsor for TEAM CANADA. The Sponsor – PasSportMe.com is a Crowdfunding, Sports Social Media, and Sports Federation Management platform that is sponsoring TEAM CANADA athletes.
The Canadian Finals on May 29th showcased spectacular matches by the 2015 – Team Canada members from the 2015 World Championships. The 2015 – IMMAF World Bronze medalist – Sambath KUHN ( 135lbs ) and IMMAF World Silver medalist Alexander MARTINEZ ( 170lbs ) of ALBERTA secured their return to Las Vegas by winning their weight classes.
In contrast, 2015- Team CANADA members – Jessie ATWELL (125lbs) and Dylan LIELKE (155lbs) were narrowly defeated in the Finals by newcomers – Jarrett VORNBROCK ( 125lbs) and John NGUYEN (155lbs).
At the conclusion of the 2015 Canadian Team Trials The Canadian Combat Alliance – President – Rohit SETH stated …………….
” Canada is at a new juncture in the Sport of Amateur MMA. We have qualified the most advanced Team yet to compete at the IMMAF Worlds. I congratulate the hard efforts of all Canadian Amateur MMA athletes and I wish Team Canada the very best of luck in their anticipated victory at the IMMAF World Championships 2016.
My commendation to the Board of Directors of CCA on their commitment, perseverance and support in holding excellent 2016 – National Championships. Special thanks to Lee Mein, Bill Mahood, Lethbridge Sports Commission, Jenn Wolstenholme and the volunteers for hosting the Nationals in Lethbridge.”
Check out the stunning action Photos below and the full Results provided by CCA ( Photos by – Josip MRKOCI and Graphics by- Shane Weaver) of TEAM CANADA lineup of the Canadian athletes which qualified for the 2016 – IMMAF WORLD AMATEUR MMA CHAMPIONSHIPS ( July 4-10th ) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
125lbs – F – Flyweight – Allan Brittney
135lbs – F – Bantamweight – Dinwoodie Sierra
125lbs – M – Flyweight – Vornbrock Jarrett
135lbs – M – Bantamweight – Kuhn Sambath
145lbs – M – Featherweight – Fehr Ben
155lbs – M – Lightweight – Nguyen John
170lbs – M – Welterweight – Martinez Alexander
185lbs – M – Middleweight – Laporcak Filip
205lbs – M – Light Heavyweight – Cronkite Colton
265lbs – M – Heavyweight – Francotti Kyle