On Sunday 1st of July seven fighters from Evolution Martial Arts competed at the CIMAC World Cup in Birmingham and after a great event finished off with the Senior Ladies Grand Champion, a Gold, 2x Silver and 2x Bronze.
Back Left to Right - Olivia Green, Zac Baldry and Nesta Baxter. Front Left to Right - Paige Stedman, Tegan Aldis, Mackenzie Warrant and Mason Vaughan.
Nesta Baxter who is 18 years old had a brilliant event where she won her first Senior Ladies Open Weight Grand Champion after beginning to make her transition to the Senior Divisions from the Junior Divisions. After making her way to the final after fighting a range of competitors, Nesta fought against a very strong Welsh fighter in the Final. The fight was close in the first round finishing off with equal scores but in the second round Nesta began to extend her lead to give her the win. Nesta went on to win a Gold in the Senior Ladies -60kg Light Continuous where a solid performance in the earlier stages saw her beat a fighter from Dorking in the final. Nesta also won a Silver medal in the Senior Ladies -60kg Point Fighting where in the final she lost her a single point in the golden point stage after drawing in the round and extra time.
Nesta on the right with her Grand Champion trophy, WAKO GB President Neville Wray and the Senior Male Grand Champion.
Paige Stedman, 12, had one of her best competitions this year with some fantastic performances in the Younger Cadet Girls (12yrs and under) +43kg. Paige had a series of wins in the earlier rounds even beating a Team GB fighter with an impressive last minute head kick. Paige went on to the final where she competed against another very strong Team GB fighter which went to Golden Point after a very intense close fight but it was the other fighter who scored the final point with Paige winning a very well deserved Silver Medal.
Paige Stedman winning her Silver Medal.
Taking away a brilliantly fought Bronze Medal was Mason Vaughan who competed in the Boys Point Fighting -37kg . After some great fights, Mason narrowly missed out on a spot in the final to the eventual winner.
Mason Vaughan in Bronze Medal position.
Also winning a Bronze Medal at the CIMAC World Cup 2018 was Tegan Aldis who won her medal in the Girls Point Fighting -37kg after some great performances in the preliminary rounds before coming up against a top class Team GB fighter in the Semi Final.
Teegan Aldis in Bronze Medal position.
Well done to all of the Evolution Martial Arts Fighters who competed at this event in Birmingham including those who received runner up positions.