Results from 2015 WAKO North American Kickboxing Championship Tournament

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We would like to thank the Coaches, Fighters and Officials who made the trip to Las Vegas and helped make our 2015 WAKO North American Championship a success. We received many positive comments about the professionalism and quality of the fights. We couldn’t have done it without you, and for that, we thank you.

Our next event is the World Kickboxing Championships being held October 24-31, 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia. If you are interested in attending and representing the United States, please contact our Director of Ring Sports, Justin Whiley: (612) 669-5126 or

It was a pleasure meeting our new members who joined WAKO Team USA Kickboxing to fight and officiate at the event in Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing you again soon! “

2015 WAKO North American Kickboxing Championship Tournament

  • Tiffany Yago – Las Vegas Krav Maga – Las Vegas, NV (Junior Women, 132lbs, K1)
  • Melissa Martinez – Blitz Brothers – Compton, CA (Junior Women, 132lbs, K1)
  • William Harlin – Chonburi Muay Thai – Murfreesboro, TN (Junior Men, 119lbs, K1)
  • David Martinez – Blitz Brothers – Compton, CA (Junior Men, 137lbs, K1)
  • Jeff Hastings – The Golden Tiger – Chesley, Canada (Junior Men, 145lbs, Low Kick)
  • Ian Mitchel Escoto – Team Mexico, Baja California, Mexico (Junior Men, 152lbs, Low Kick)
  • Kenia Rosas – Alcozar Team Extreme – Plainview, Tx (Adult Women, 115lbs, Low Kick)
  • Meryl Swidler – Z’s Martial Arts – Gilberts, IL (Adult Women, 115lbs, K1)
  • Amanda Zbilski – Z’s Martial Arts – Lake in the Hills, IL (Adult Women, 123lbs, Low Kick)
  • LaKesha Springle – Greubel’s MMA – Martinez, GA (Adult Women, 132lbs, Low Kick)
  • Amanda Ginski – Z’s Martial Arts, Pingree Grove, IL (Adult Women, 154lbs, K1)
  • Mindy Hall – The Golden Tiger – Hanover, Canada (Adult Women, Heavy 154+lbs, LCR)
  • Shalyn Sulkye – The Golden Tiger – Hanover, Canada (Adult Women, Heavy 154+lbs, LCR)
  • James Wilson – Neil Ehrlich’s American Karate – Arlington, VA (Adult Men, 119lbs, K1)
  • Kyle Hughley – Saekson Muay Thai – Calabasas, CA (Adult Men, 132lbs, K1)
  • Arturo Barbosa – Team Mexico (Adult Men, 140lbs, Low Kick)
  • Thomas Hughes – One Hit MMA – Layton, UT (Adult Men, 147 A Division, Low Kick)
  • Austin Streicher – Premier Combat Center – Omaha, NE (Adult Men, 147lbs B Division, K1)
  • Eric Taylor – UFC Green Valley Gym – Henderson, NV (Adult Men, 147lbs, K1)
  • Adam Poore – Greubel’s MMA – Aiken, SC (Adult Men, 156lbs A Division, K1)
  • Chris Burgett – Team Quest – Portland, OR (Adult Men, 156lbs B Division, K1)
  • Jeffery Newsom – Eagles Nest MMA – Lubbock, TX (Adult Men, 156lbs C Division, K1)
  • Adam Poore – Greubel’s MMA – Aiken, SC (Adult Men, 156lbs, K1)
  • Nathan Key – Greubel’s MMA – Augusta, GA (Adult Men, 165lbs, K1)
  • Ryan Rutherford – No Joke MMA – Belvidere, IL (Adult Men, 165lbs, K1)
  • Chris Richardson – Greubel’s MMA – Hephzibah, GA (Adult Men, 165lbs, Low Kick)
  • Termestress Street – No Joke MMA – Rockford, IL (Adult Men, 189lbs, K1)
  • Roy Hancox – CYN-MMA – Las Vegas, NV (Adult Men, 178lbs, K1)
  • Eric Watts – Hard Knocks Muay Thai – Las Vegas, NV (Adult Men, 201-lbs, K1)
  • Antonio Dvorak – The Cellar Gym – St. Louis Park, MN (Adult Men, 201+lbs, K1)
  • Kyle Erickson – Train Station – Vernal, UT (Adult Men, 201+lbs, K1)
  • Samson Phommabout – Absolute MMA – Sandy, UT (Adult Men, Light Welter 140, K1)
  • Jason Davis – Best Muay Thai – Tempe, AZ (Adult Men, 132lbs A Division, K1)

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