During Kate Campbell’s 19 years as a karate competitor, she has spent nine of them as a member of the national team and won 10 national titles. After competing at the 2009 World Junior Championships, she achieved a career highlight in winning bronze in the open weight category at the 2012 Pan American Championships, her first Pan Am podium finish in the senior fighting events. In 2015 she captured a silver medal in the 55kg category at the Pan Am Championships. Among Campbell’s other highlights are a bronze open weight medal at the US Open and a gold 55kg medal at the Mexican Open. Campbell gets inspired to compete for Canada by watching world champions compete at various tournaments on YouTube.
Family: Parents Ralph and Kendra Campbell… Older brother Alex… Getting into the Sport: Started karate at age 5… Her parents enrolled her for the discipline and self-defence aspect… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of New Brunswick – Fredericton with Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Science in Biology… Works as an administrative assistant at a local hospital as well as a Child Life Assistant… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Follow your heart”… Role model is Douglas Brose, a two-time world champion from Brazil who is humble, comical, dynamic, ballistic, and passionate… Always travels with her personal scale to make sure she makes weight… Collects souvenir shot glasses for her brother…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAC: 2015 – SILVER; 2014 – participant; 2013 – 5th; 2012 – BRONZE (open)
WKF WCh (junior): 2009 – participant