Combat Sports Report for Nov. 16 - NCAA Quick Hits
Collin Van Ooyen / November 16, 2012 - 1:00pm
Canadian TKD Athlete Hit With Banned Substance Sanction
Ashley Kraayeveld, one of Canada’s senior national champion taekwondo fighters, has been hit with a sanction for the use of a banned substance. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) laid the four-month retroactive sanction after Kraayeveld tested positive for furosemide, a prohibited diuretic, after the Canadian National Taekwondo Championships this past June. According to a 30-page inquiry report by the CCES, Kraayeveld was given the drug by her mother, not knowing it was a prohibited substance, so it was determined that “her degree of fault is at the low end of the spectrum.” As a result, Kraayeveld will forfeit all competitive results between the period of June 28th and October 28th.
NCAA Quick Hits
The fifth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes kicked off their 2012-2013 dual season with a convincing 40-3 team victory over Davidson College on Davidson's home turf, scoring bonus-point wins in six matches. The Buckeyes were able to register three pins, a technical fall and a pair of major decisions in the victory.
Sixth-ranked Missouri University scored a huge win in their home opener versus the baker Wildcats with a huge 37-0 shutout win. The match also marked the handing out of Missouri’s Big 12 championship rings fro a year ago. Missouri captain, No. 8 ranked senior Nathan McCormick, achieved one of the more exciting victories of the night, scoring a pin with 14 seconds remaining in the opening round.
In the mighty Big Ten, Michigan State junior heavyweight Michael McClure was named conference wrestler of the week, marking the first time a Spartan has taken home the honour in almost two calendar years. McClure was 5-0 last weekend, and is an impressive 9-0 to start the year, earning him a No. 13 ranking nationally. The Spartans will be back in action today as they travel to Eastern Michigan University to face their cross-state rivals.
Canada Announces Team For 3rd World Para TKD Championships
Taekwondo Canada has announced their three-person national team for the upcoming 3rd annual World Para Taekwondo Championships, taking place next Thursday, November 22nd in Santa Cruz, Aruba. Donning the maple leaf will be Tae E. Lee products Tony Awad (-80 kg A-5/6) and Ken Stasiak (+80 kg A 5/6) of Ottawa, and Edmonton’s Lisa Standeven (+67 kg A 7/8), who trains out of Champion Taekwondo School.
Judo Canada Puts Out Call For New Executive Director
Any seasoned Canadian judokas out there looking for a job? Judo Canada released this week a new job posting for the position of Executive Director, one of the top jobs within the organization. Answering directly to the president of Judo Canada, the new director would oversee annual budget planning, act as an intermediary between provincial judo organizations and national, and keep the organization running within acceptable standards and practices guidelines. All applications can be submitted via Judo Canada’s official website, JudoCanada.org.
November 16-17 – Judo – IJF World Cup – Apia, AS
November 17- BJJ - Brasilia International Open IBJJF Championship - Brasilia, Brazil
November 21-25 - Karate - WKF World Senior Championships - Paris, France
November 22 – Taekwondo – World Para-Taekwondo Championships – Santa Cruz, Aruba
November 24-25 - BJJ - South-American Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Sao Jose, Brazil
November 27-28 – Judo – IJF World Team Championships – Salvador, Brazil
December 1-2 – Taekwondo – 2012 Oceania TKD Championships – Gold Coast, Australia
December 1-2 – Judo – IJF Tokyo Grand Slam – Tokyo, Japan
December 6-7 Judo – IJF World Cup – Jeju, Korea
December 6-9 – Taekwondo – 7th World TKD Poomsae Championsips – Tunja, Colombia
December 8 - BJJ - IBJJF Long Beach Fall International Open - Long Beach, CA, USA
December 8 - BJJ - IBJJF Pro league - Long Beach, CA, USA
December 8-9 - Karate - Karate 1 Premier League - Salzburg, Austria
December 15 – Kickboxing – K-1 World MAX Final 8 – Athens, Greece
December 21-22 – Taekwondo – 24th Fajr Open – Tehran, Iran
December 22 - Kickboxing - Superkombat WGP 2012 Final - TBA
December 31 – Kickboxing – Glory 4 Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan