Fivestar athletes net several gold medals at Mind Body Soul

The whole team from the Fivestar MMA & Crossfit gym at the Mind Body Soul martial arts competition in Edmonton. Photo by Justin Donally

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A team of eleven athletes from the Fivestar Mixed Martial Arts & Crossfit gym were in Edmonton this past weekend competing at the Mind Body Soul competition.

The event, which is the largest of its kind in Alberta saw nearly 1,000 athletes aged four and up competing in the martial art disciplines of Jiu-Jitsu and Muay-Thai, among others.


Fivestar MMA & Crossfit’s team of eleven competed in seventeen divisions, bringing a total of 15 medals back to the Peace Region.

Among the highlights this past weekend included seeing 17 year-old Ashley Rouble bring home a pair of Gold medals: one in Ladies Muay Thai kickboxing, and one in Teens kickboxing. Rouble also placed 4th in the Ladies Jiu-Jitsu. 16 year-old Nick Young won Gold in the 16/17 Teens Kickboxing, as well as a Bronze in the 16/17 Teens Jiu-Jitsu. Mother and daughter Sara and Annika Carroll also medaled this weekend, Sara winning Gold in the Ladies Kickboxing, and 4 year-old Annika taking home a silver medal in Kids Jiu-Jitsu. Five year-old Mason Williams brought home the team’s final gold medal, this one in Kids Kickboxing, along with a 2nd place finish in Kids Jiu-Jitsu.

Fivestar owner and team coach Justin Donally said that he couldn’t be happier or more proud of how well the team performed. Donally added that as a coach, he takes great joy in seeing all the athletes evolve and grow in their respective arts.

A full list of the Fivestar team’s results:

Anika Carroll – (4yrs old) Silver in Kids Jiu Jitsu & 4th place Kids Kickboxing

Mason Williams – (5yrs old) Gold in Kids Kickboxing & Silver in Kids Jiu Jitsu

Nick Young – (16yrs old) Gold in 16/17 Teens Kickboxing & Bronze in 16/17 Teens Jiu Jitsu

Ashley Rouble – (17yrs old) Gold in Ladies Muay Thai Kickboxing, Gold in Teens Kickboxing & 4th in Ladies Jiu Jitsu

Jes Fletcher – Silver in Ladies Gi Jiu Jitsu & Bronze in ladies Nogi Jiu Jitsu

Raechel Wuthrich – Silver in Ladies Nogi Jiu Jitsu

Dana Grace – Silver in Ladies Gi Jiu Jitsu & Bronze in Ladies Nogi Jiu Jitsu

Sara Carroll – Gold in Ladies Kickboxing

Amanda Rogers – Bronze in Ladies Muay Thai Kickboxing

Chuck Grace – Silver in men’s Blue Belt Gi Jiu Jitsu

Peter George – Competitor in men’s Gi Jiu Jitsu