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Andrew Ragona

WSKA World Team Champion Kumite: Gold

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    Des Plaines, IL


    Maine West High School Elmhurst College

    I started karate when I was 10 years old. I quit after the first session because I was also enjoying baseball at the time. I rejoined when I was 12 or 13 and I have been doing it since. I think why I got back into it was because I just needed an outlet to build my self-esteem. I was picked on during my childhood and karate was a place I could get away from that. Three things you may not know about me are that I enjoy stand-up comedy, I used to be a cross country runner, and I also used to do a little bit of acting in high school.
    • 2017 First Place Kumite Sr. -60kg
    • 2016 2nd Place Kumite Sr. -60kg
    • 2013 2nd Place Kumite Sr. -60kg
    • 2013 3rd Place Kumite Jr. -68kg
    • 2011 World Shotokan Team Kumite Champion
    • 2010 3rd Place Kata Champion
    • 2010 National Champion Kumite Jr.


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