The team made the trip down to Burlington, Ontario on Friday (April 28th) and weighed in and registered for the tournament.
First up was Ben Yull — our only Lil Nak Muay who got matched in the tournament! Ben did amazing in his bout and listened perfectly to Khun Zach’s coaching! He got the W and received the Provincial Champion medal! Congratulations Ben!
Jelena had a semi-final match with an extremely durable and tough opponent from Xtreme Couture! Jelena battered her opponent in the clinch and pulled the W! She advanced to the finals on Sunday for the Provincial Title! She had a hard fought battle on Sunday against last year’s Provincial Champ. She made a huge comeback in the 3rd with relentless clinch knees and out kick-boxed her opponent. It unfortunately wasn’t enough to seal the deal. She came home with a Silver Medal! Congratulations to Jelena on her first tournament experience and persevering through two hard fought fights.
Last we had Jason Yull, 46 years of age and father of 2 who joined the Elite Division to fight a much younger athlete. Jason showed tremendous heart and fought to the bitter end. Congrats to Jason for pushing the entire time and taking it to his opponent. He did fantastic on his first Muay Thai match! Congraulations!