ATA Martial Arts of West Chester, PA is thrilled to announce that 21 of its students have qualified for prestigious title of 2024 Pennsylvania State Champion. This achievement underscores the dedication, skill, and hard work of our martial artists and instructors.

Training hard and remaining focused and determined over the course of a full season is a testament to the high level of training and commitment demonstrated by our students. Here is a list of this year’s champions and the events they topped:

  • Max Cornman (sparring, creative forms) 
  • Daniel Young (extreme forms)
  • Cooper Dwyer (sparring)
  • Noah Myers (forms, weapons)
  • Ethan Fernandez (extreme forms, extreme weapons)
  • Owen Kukulka (weapons)
  • Vincent Jouan (combat, sparring)
  • Teddy O’Brien (extreme forms)
  • CJ Nichols (creative forms, extreme forms) 
  • Payton Siegfried (combat, sparring, creative forms, creative weapons, extreme forms, extreme weapons)
  • Mae Millard (creative forms, creative weapons, extreme forms, extreme weapons)
  • Amanda Young (forms, weapons, combat, sparring) – color belt division
  • Juan Zavaleta (forms, weapons, combat)
  • Kenny McGann (forms, weapons, combat, sparring, creative weapons, extreme weapons)
  • Mike McGann (weapons, creative forms, creative weapons, extreme forms, extreme weapons)
  • Stephanie McGann (creative forms, creative weapons, extreme forms, extreme weapons)
  • Hanna Alderman (forms, weapons, sparring)
  • Sandy Young (forms, extreme forms) 
  • Avary Wagner (sparring)
  • Catherine Martin (creative forms, creative weapons, extreme forms, extreme weapons)
  • Jennifer Nichols (extreme weapons)
  • Bantam Sparring Team
  • Varsity Sparring Team
  • Elite Sparring & Combat Teams

We extend our gratitude to the families, friends, and supporters who have been instrumental in our students’ journey. Their encouragement and support have been vital in helping our students reach this milestone. The next step for these students, besides celebrating this accomplishment, is gearing up for the postseason which includes District Championships in June and World Championships in July.