Cowra’s Nicole Lowe-Tarbert has been crowned the 2018 KRMAS National Championships Overall Grand Champion.
Nicole received the title at the KRMAS National Championships held at Dubbo on the weekend of October 27 and 28 to cap off what has already been a big year for the Cowra martial arts champion.
The Dubbo event attracted more than 130 competitors from various KRMAS dojos from the NSW and ACT.
Nicole dominated in the majority of her age divisions as well as the adult divisions finishing first in five events - Kata, Colts Semi Restricted Sparring, Colts Points Sparring, Adults Semi Restricted Sparring and Adults Restricted Sparring.
She finished second in Colts Restricted Sparring and third in Sumo.
Nicole went into the event with the goal of defending her title of KRMAS National Overall Grand Champion Under 18 which she has won in 2016 and 2017, however, she surpassed her goal taking home the KRMAS Overall Grand Champion award which is traditionally won by an adult competitor.
Nicole's next challenge will be the AMAC Australian titles to be held on the Gold Coast in December where she will be competing for a place on the 2019 AMAC Australian Squad to compete in Japan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and the US.
Under the guidance of her trainer Renshi Anthony Wharton from Kumiai-Ryu High Impact in Orange, Nicole has enjoyed a very successful couple of months.
Nicole excelled at 2018 Australian Martial Arts Championships NSW State Titles held at Ryde on August 16 dominating in the female sparring events and becoming the 2018 AMAC NSW State Champion in four events.
Nicole competed in six events at Ryde, placing first in Points Sparring, Freestyle Sparring, Points Contact and Full Contact; in the 16-17 years age division.
Nicole also achieved third place in Points Contact competing up in the adult's division and qualified for the 2018 AMAC Australian Titles.
On Friday, August 31, Nicole won the MASA NSW State Title for Muay Thai at the “On Common Ground” Combat Spectacular held at Hurstville, taking the title after a tough five round bout over two minutes per round.
On Sunday, August 5 Nicole achieved outstanding results at the Australian Martial Arts Championships (AMAC) Orange tournament held at the Orange PCYC qualifying for the 2018 AMAC NSW State Titles after placing first in five events – Traditional Forms (Kata), Freestyle Sparring, Points Sparring, Points Contact; and Full Contact.
Back in July Nicole achieved fantastic results at the AMAC Sydney tournament held at Ryde dominating in the majority of the events in her age division, as well as the adult events placing first in four events, second in three events, third in one event and fourth in one event