April 11

Medal haul for Nelson’s Transcendent athletes

Last month, members of Nelson’s Transcendent Combat Sports traveled to the Tiger Balm Internationals in Burnaby.

Last month, members of Nelson’s Transcendent Combat Sports traveled to the Tiger Balm Internationals in Burnaby.

Nik Jmaeff, Dan Cosens, Rhys Wiechula, Blake Castelein, and Amy Leipert represented Nelson in a variety of divisions including Brazilian jiu jitsu, submission grappling, sanshu, kickboxing, and pankration (MMA). The club brought back a pile of hardware: four gold medals, one silver and three bronze. In addition, Cosens and Jmaeff were both invited to represent Canada in Dublin, Ireland this summer.

The club next takes to the mats in May for the Western Canadian BJJ Championships back in Burnaby.

For more information on how you can get involved contact head coach Timm MacKenzie at 250-509-1606 or email transcendentcombatsports@yahoo.ca.

In the photo (L-R) MacKenzie, Wiechula, Cosens, Leipert and Jmaeff.



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