2012 in review
2012… What a great year it was. Surely my best year as a NASKA competitor. this year I moved up from the 12-13 year old division to the 14-15 year old division. As if that is not tough enough, that meant that I jumped up to the next division in the runoffs for the Grand Championships. Until this year, I was in the 13 and younger Grand Championship runoffs. This year I had to compete in the 14-17 Grand Championship runoffs, which basically meant that every competitor who won their division and was in the runoffs was older than me. I set my goals for the year and exceeded them to the max.
I won 15 Grand Championships (14-17 year old girls; 8 Weapons Grand Championships and 7 Forms Grand Championships). Then competing against the 14-17 year old boys and girls for the overall youths Grand Championship, I won 7 times ( 5 Forms Overall Grand Championships and 2 Weapons Overall Grand Championships). This made me the overall 14-17 boys/girls Forms Grand Champion for 2012 !
At the last competition of the year, the “Pan American Internationals”, a “4A” NASKA tournament held in Miami, Florida, I finished first in 5 divisions (musical weapons, extreme weapons, musical forms, extreme forms and creative forms) and second in Traditional Forms. I went on to win the 14 – 17 year old CMX weapons Grand Championship and the 14-17 CMX forms Grand Championship and then the overall boys/girls 14-17 Forms Grand Championship. Another excellent tournament and a great way to end the competition season.
Thanks to all of you who cheered me on throughout the year, came up to say hello and took photos with me.
This article was written by Sammy