2017 Infinity Martial Arts National Championships Recap

By Brett Hart Created: June, 2017 - Modified: December, 2023

With 300 competitors from across the U.S. And Canada east of the Rocky Mountains, the Infinity National Championships put on two days of high-caliber martial arts competition at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI on May 12-13, 2017.

The second annual tournament was highlighted by the performances of 20 different Grand Champions, three of which took home to Grand Champion Trophies.

Zoe Brown of United Family Martial Arts in Hamilton, Ontario, was one competitor who won multiple grand championships, taking home the top prize in both Junior Japanese Forms and Junior Korean Forms.

Sacha Viviano of Wisconsin was the Women's Sparring and Women's Semi-Final Grand Champion.

Brett Thomason of St. Peters, Missouri also claimed a pair of Grand Championships - in Men's Sparring and Men's Final.

Other grand champions included:
Noell Jellison (WI) - Junior Musical Forms
Tim Wegert (VA) - Adult Contemporary Forms
Mason Bumba (IL) - Junior Point/Contact Sparring
Hope Chase (PA) - Adult Hard Traditional Forms
Connor Chasteen (WI) - Junior Weapons Forms
Joseph Bein (WI) - Adult Contemporary Weapons
Aric Barnard (WI) - Senior Sparring
Hubert Monroe (W) - Grands Kyu 18 Novice
Andy Chen (WI) - Grands Kyu 7 Novice
Abby Frank (WI) - Grands Kyu 8-11 Novice
Sofia Rodrigues-Florez (FL) - Grands Kyu 11 Advanced
Taylor Lawson (VA) - Grand Kyu 11 Intermediate
Riley Heffelfinger (OH) - Grand Kyu 12-17 Advanced
Elizabeth Folsom (WI) - Grand Kyu 12-17 Intermediate
Ryan White (WI) - Grand Kyu 18 Intermediate/Advanced
Patte Lelle (WI) - Grand Kyu 35+ Novice/Intermediate
Hannah Nehls (WI) - Grand Kyu 12-17

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