The 2021 In-Person season overall ranking winners (ages 12 to 17) have been selected to be part of the AJKL team that will represent at the Youth League event in Mexico taking place in January 2022.
The ranking points for the 2021 season are displayed here: Ranking Results
The 14 athletes earning this distinction are:
12-13 Female Kata = Bella Solis (IL)
12-13 Male Kata = Mateo Nacu (IL)
14-15 Female Kata = Nicole Dias (NY)
14-15 Male Kata = Chase Polley (FL)
16-17 Female Kata = Maile Nacu (IL)
16-17 Male Kata = Zachary Gin (IL)
12-13 Female Kumite = Smith Samantha (IN)
12-13 Female Kumite = Charlotte Singleton (MT)
12-13 Male Kumite = Grayson Merrell (TX)
14-15 Female Kumite = Aristine Fletcher (TX)
14-15 Male Kumite = Kristian Taneski (IN)
16-17 Female Kumite = Brooklyn Schmeltzer (IN)
16-17 Male Kumite = Mateo Solis (IL)
16-17 Male Kumite = Eduard Sagilyan (CO)
1) The two highest ranking point winners in the 2021 In-Person season (one male and one female = Mateo Nacu and Aristine Fletcher) will receive a plane ticket to the Youth League event in Mexico (Paid by AJKL).
2) These 14 overall 2021 In-Person events season ranking winners will receive a champion ring.
Note: Overall winners ages 10/11 will receive a champion ring but will not be part of the selected team. The Youth League event in Mexico only has 12 to 17 years old divisions.
3) AJKL will pay the registration fee for these 14 athletes to compete at this International event plus some extra benefits.
4) These 14 athletes will also receive a letter of recognition and a diploma showing their accomplishment of earning a spot on this prestigious team.
Parents of these athletes will be contacted before September 15th with all the information related to this team selection and the January event.
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