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The team that represented the US Konan team this year was made up of 4 male athletes and 3 female athletes. To help support the team, 5 staff members made the trip to Fukuoka.

Male Team Members

  • Sergio Tinoco (13) – Grand Rapids, MI
  • Mitchel Nakayama (13) – Portage MI
  • Isaiah Ramirez (13) – Barstow, CA
  • Ajay Rajendran (13) – Colorado Springs, CO

Female Team Members

  • Noelle Acosta (13) – Ontario, OR
  • Marisol Quon Torres (13) – Los Angeles, CA
  • Serenity Stewart (12) – St. Louis, MO

Staff Members

  • Noboru Saito (Advisor and Guest of Organizer)
  • Robert Fukuda (Male Head of Delegation)
  • Michael Eldred (Male Team Coach)
  • Greg Ondrus (Female Team Coach)
  • Terry Fukuda (Female Head of Delegation)

On behalf of the coaching staff, I would like to make a very special thank you to USJF/Konan for the funding, Lia at Hatashita Sports for the uniforms, and Saito Sensei for organizing this trip.

The full report is here.

Michael Eldred, 2015 Sanix Konan team head coach