I would like to report to the president of the MWKF as well as the rest of the member Dojos that Travis Hill of the Battle Creek Kendo Kai has made the first cut for a spot on Team USA which will compete at the World Championships in 2012.
Travis won his preliminary round robin to advance to the winners' round. In this round, he had to finish first to qualify automatically, but was defeated by Jason Brown. This placed him in the final consolation round. Only the first place finisher would become a Team USA prospect. Travis pulled this off and was amongst the top 7 finishers and did not have to depend on being a coaches' pick. 8 others were made coaches' picks for a total of 15 prospects.
These 15 prospects will now travel to monthly camps in California (flight paid for). The final roster for Team USA shall be announced in May.
Please wish Travis luck. He can be found on Facebook or his E-mail is:
travismichaelhill at gmail dot com
I hope that he will receive support from the federation and many of you will help him in his training. Thank you.