USA Karate

WORLD UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS - BRAZIL

NOVEMBER 3 - 9, 2020 

 

Athletes

Division

Tentative Participant (Most Eligible)

Female Kata

Zoe Meszaro

Female Kumite -50kg

Eva Alexander

Female Kumite -55kg

Trinity Allen

Female Kumite -61kg

Kelara Madani

Female Kumite -68kg

 

Female Kumite +68kg

Kiera MacKenzie

Male Kata

Ian Estrada

Male Kumite -60kg

Riki Osako

Male Kumite -67kg

Josue Hernandez

Male Kumite -75kg

Jared Smith

Male Kumite -84kg

Nolan O'Rear

Male Kumite +84kg

 

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Each athlete must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible.

  1. United States Citizen and able to obtain a US Passport.
  2. Born between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2002.
  3. Have taken at least one 3-credit course towards a degree or diploma within the last year before the championships. Incoming freshman and transfers are eligible. The standard is that the athlete must be “progressing towards a degree”

 

USA Karate and BTIE agree to adhere to all NCAA (or NAIA, NJCAA), USIUSF, and FISU regulations necessary in participating in the championships.

 

Athlete to declare participation by June 30 - Payment due by July 15. Please notify Elizabeth Sottile in the national office via email esottile@usankf.org  and include proof of eligibility.

 

USA Karate is allowed 1 athlete in each of the individual WKF Categories

The selection will be based on Highest seat in:

 

Sr National Team Seats 1-4

Jr National Team 18-20 Seats 1-4

Jr National Team 16-17 Seats 1-4 (Kata only)

Sr National Team athletes who competed at the January 2020 Team Trial (Not in top 4)

Competition

Competition information can be found at https://www.fisu.net/sports/karate

Cost will be: $1000 + airfare

$335 per athlete for processing and registration fees

$465 per athlete for 6 days lodging, meals and ground transportation to competition venue

$200 per athlete for coach and official support

Athlete responsible for airfare

 

Includes all processing and registration fees by BTIE and includes Athletes’ Village housing, for 6 nights arriving Tuesday, November 3 and Departing Monday, November 9.

 

Random drug testing may be done on the athletes.  All athletes that win a medal will be tested.  The tests are done by WADA and positive results can affect NCAA, NAIA, or NJCAA eligibility.