Tom Scott Ranked 1st by WKF

By Laura Roberts | Dec. 01, 2015, 11:13 a.m. (ET)

Tom Scott Leads the World Karate Federation Current Rankings


Colorado Springs, CO - USA Karate is proud to announce that Senior National Team member, Tom Scott is currently ranked 1st by the World Karate Federation, male kumite -75 kg. Scott recently finished 3rd in a Karate 1 Premier League event in Okinawa, Japan making him the leading male kumite -75 kg athlete in the WKF Current Rankings. Sitting behind Scott are Serkan Yagci (TUR) and Luigi Busa (ITA). Scott earned 174 points for his performance in Japan and now holds a total of 4085.5 points accumulated from all WKF recognized events. Additionally, Scott currently has the 2nd highest accumulated points in the Karate 1 rankings, an achievement that not many PKF athletes can accomplish due to the extensive travel requirements to attend these events primarily held in Europe and Asia. Also in Okinawa were Senior National Team members Brian Hilliard and Sakura Kokumai.

Beginning Karate at the age of 8, Tom Scott has been a member of USA Karate's Senior National Team since 2008. Scott resides in Richardson, TX and trains with coach Brody Burns. Aside from an outstanding athlete, Scott has a Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas at Dallas. He recently dove into the Karate business world and works on the marketing side of building a dojo at The Academy of Classical Karate in Plano. A huge advocate for the sport of Karate, Scott hosts seminars across the country and in his local community to promote and improve athlete's participation in the sport of Karate at all levels.

This success is a great end to Scott's already impressive 2015 year. Highlights from this year include a Gold Medal win at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, a Gold medal at the PKF Continental Championships and medals from various Karate 1 Premier League events around the world including, Bronze in France, Gold in Brazil, Silver in Austria and this weekend's Bronze medal in Japan. USA Karate wants to congratulate Tom Scott on a successful 2015 year and we look forward to seeing the great things to come from this outstanding athlete!