Results of the 2015 World Championships and National Points Competition

We really cannot be more proud of our team for their hard work and dedication. If you honestly want to be a champion you have to really want it and put in the work. You ladies and gentlemen have certainly done that, and your instructors, family, and fellow teammates could not be more proud!

Livingston Karate brought home 13 World Champion Titles, 14 second place awards, 15 third place awards and 6 fourth place awards. Livingston Karate was acknowledged as the “Most Supportive Team” at the 2015 USKA World Championships and received a beautiful poster signed by the members of the USKA Hall of Fame.

Livingston Karate had 17 students place in the top 10 in the national point standings with two hard-working students, Jacob Boutwell and Hyla Beachy, receiving the USKA All-American Award for being national point leaders in both forms and fighting. Livingston Karate also had 8 Louisiana State Point Championship Titles and 13 Texas State Point Championship Titles. Also, Sensei Becky was inducted into the Chittim/Jordan Roll of Honor (recognizes elite black belt competitors and leaders of our organization, following Sensei Ray who was inducted in 2014).

Special Recognition goes to Jacob Boutwell who, for his tireless dedication to his training and for exemplifying Loyalty, Ability, and Integrity received this year’s Young Patriot Award. This young man should be an example to all athletes who aspire to be great.

Here are Team Livingston Karate’s individual results from the 2015 USKA World Championships Competition, as well as our awards for the National and Louisiana State Points Competitions:

2015 USKA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES AND TEAM PICTURE

Front Row (left to right):

Gerard Keel: 5th in Fighting, 5th in Forms
Wade Bankston: 5th in Fighting, 5th in Forms
Leena Kober: 1st in Fighting, 3rd in Forms
Abagail Petho: 2nd in Fighting, 1st in Ippon Fighting
Mackenzie Boutwell: 1st in Fighting, 3rd in Forms, 2nd in Ippon Fighting, 3rd in Continuous Fighting, 1st in Koshiki Fighting
Kodie Carter: 3rd in Fighting, 4th in Forms Ray Effler: 1st in Fighting, 1st in Forms, 3rd in Weapons
Kade Carter: 1st in Fighting, 3rd in Forms
Nathan Serigny: 3rd in Ippon Fighting, 3rd in Continuous Fighting, 1st in Team Fighting
Jake Thompson: 3rd in Fighting, 2nd in Forms, 3rd in Weapons
Megan MacMillan: 5th in Fighting, 5th in Forms
Hayden Cook: 5th in Fighting, 5th in Forms
Lily Effler: 2nd in Forms Becky Effler: 1st in Fighting, 2nd in Forms, 2nd in Weapons

Center Row (left to right):

Craig Petho: 5th in Fighting, 5th in Forms, 3rd in Team Fighting
Breana Petho: 4th in Forms, 1st in Ippon Fighting, 1st in Team Fighting
Ethan Gordon: 4th in Weapons
Michael Brook: 3rd in Fighting, 2nd in Forms
Joshua Boutwell: 2nd in Fighting, 3rd in Continual Fighting

Back Row (left to right):

Sensei Becky Effler: 1st in Fighting, 2nd in Forms, 2nd in Weapons
Christina Kober: 5th in Fighting, 5th in Forms, 3rd in Continual Fighting
Caleb Charpentier: 5th in Fighting, 3rd in Forms
Jacob Boutwell: 1st in Fighting, 4th in Forms, 2nd in Ippon Fighting, 2nd in Continuous Fighting, 2nd in Koshiki Fighting
Wyatt Beachy: 5th in Fighting, 5th in Forms
Hyla Beachy: 2nd in Fighting, 1st in Forms
Chris Cannaday: 2nd in Fighting, 3rd in Forms
Rachel Kaiser: 2nd in Fighting, 4th in Forms
Sensei Ray Effler: 1st in Fighting, 1st in Forms, 3rd in Weapons

Not Pictured
Aaron Langley: 4th in Fighting, 2nd in Forms
Shawna Fisher: 5th in Fighting, 5th in Forms

NATIONAL POINTS TITLES
National Team Standings, Livingston Karate: 5th place
National Instructor Standings, Ray Effler: 6th place
Ray Effler: 5th in Fighting, 7th in Forms
Chris Cannaday: 9th in Fighting
Becky Effler: 3rd in Fighting, 2nd in Forms, 2nd in Weapons
Rose Duet: 6th in Fighting
Rachel Kaiser: 3rd in Fighting, 2nd in Forms
Hyla Beachy: 1st in Fighting, 1st in Forms (ALL AMERICAN AWARD)
Caleb Charpentier: 2nd in Fighting, 2nd in Forms
Jacob Boutwell: 1st in Fighting, 1st in Forms (ALL AMERICAN AWARD)
Aaron Langley: 8th in Forms
Wyatt Beachy, 4th in Fighting, 2nd in Forms
Megan Macmillan: 5th in Fighting
Joshua Boutwell: 2nd in Fighting, 2nd in Forms
Breana Petho: 4th in Fighting, 10th in Forms
Nathan Serigny: 10th in Fighting, 3rd in Forms
Jake Thompson: 6th in Fighting, 8th in Forms, 10th in Weapons
Mackenzie Boutwell: 4th in Forms
Hayden Cook: 5th in Fighting, 6th in Forms
Gerard Keel: 6th in Fighting
Donald Effler: 10th in Fighting
Allee Bild: 6th in Fighting
Kodie Carter: 8th in Fighting
Dylan Bild: 6th in Fighting
Lily Effler: 5th in Fighting, 7th in Forms

LOUISIANA STATE POINTS TITLES
Louisiana State Team Standings, Livingston Karate: 2nd place
Louisiana State Instructor Standings, Ray Effler: 3rd place
Ray Effler: 3rd in Fighting, 3rd in Forms, 5th in Weapons
Chris Cannaday: 4th in Forms
Becky Effler: 1st in Forms, 1st in Fighting, 2nd in Weapons
Rose Duet: 5th in Fighting, 5th in Forms
Rachel Kaiser: 2nd in Fighting, 2nd in Forms
Hyla Beachy: 1st in Fighting, 1st in Forms
Caleb Charpentier: 1st in Fighting, 2nd in Forms
Jacob Boutwell: 1st in Fighting, 2nd in Forms
Wyatt Beachy: 3rd in Fighting, 2nd in Forms
Megan Macmillan: 4th in Fighting
Brianna Cavin: 4th in Fighting, 4th in Forms
Joshua Boutwell: 3rd in Fighting, 1st in Forms
Breana Petho: 2nd in Fighting, 5th in Forms
Nathan Serigny: 4th in forms
Jake Thompson: 5th in Fighting, 1st in Forms
Matthew Cass: 5th in Fighting
Mackenzie Boutwell: 3rd in Fighting
Hayden Cook: 2nd in Forms
Gerard Keel: 2nd in Fighting, 5th in Forms
Donald Effler: 5th in Fighting
Allee Bild: 3rd in Fighting
Kodie Carter: 5th in Fighting
Dylan Bild: 5th in Forms
Lily Effler: 3rd in Fighting, 3rd in Forms

Enjoy your victories, team, and then get focused for the next challenge! See you in the dojo.