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Date Published: July 1, 2005

A grade six student at Ecole Publique Franco-Nord in Azilda, Cloe Lacasse is rapidly making a name for herself in more than one sport. In addition to being a key member of Frank Malavaso’s ’92 Sudbury Canadian girls, Lacasse is busy preparing for her first trip to the Junior National Taekwondo Championships.

A member of the Chelmsford School of Martial Arts for the past five and a half years, Lacasse picked up the sport very quickly. “By the time I had my yellow belt, I started doing tournaments” she said. “I like sparring better than anything – I think I learned the kicks and I move my body well” she noted in explaining her rapid progression.

In just her first year at black belt, the eleven year old Azilda native qualified in the flyweight division at the provincials in Kitchener. On the Canada Day weekend, Lacasse will be one of the numerous competitors from across the country taking part in the Canadian championships in Edmonton, Alberta.

A very natural athlete who admits to spending an inordinate amount of time on her trampoline “just jumping”, Lacasse hopes to continue in both soccer and TKD for some time still. “Tae kwon do is mostly a winter sport and I can play soccer in the summer” she says, noting that the martial arts training has even helped her soccer game.

“I think it really helps my kicks” she laughed, after recently scoring on a penalty kick in a competitive game. And she remains quite focused on her goal heading West – “just win…concentrate on making sure I hit the dots on the chest protector!”






Previous Winners:


December 31, 2006

Zakarie Glaude

July 9, 2006

Spencer Burton

April 4, 2006

Justin Leclair

March 8, 2006

Matt Boivin

February 5, 2006

Ryan Punkari

January 17, 2006

Rebecca Mailloux

October 31, 2005

Ross Proudfoot

July 28, 2005

Mike McCue


July 1, 2005

Cloe Lacasse


June 16, 2005

Kristine Lalonde


May 22, 2005

Scott Vaillancourt


May 11, 2005

James Clendenning


April 1, 2005

Erika Kiviaho


March 6, 2005

Sammy Behnke-Groves


January 23, 2005

Jaimee Lafreniere


January 2, 2005

Trina Czerkas


December 12, 2004

Danielle Rancourt



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