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CWSF 2012 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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My name is Cameron Lidkea. I am a grade 7 student at J.W. Walker Elementary School in Fort Frances, Ontario. I have been a competitive wrestler for 4 years. I have also trained in Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu jutsu. I also play soccer. I have always been interested in science. I was told by my teacher to pick a topic that interested me, so blending science and combat sports seemed to be a good fit. I plan on continuing my combat sport training as well as my studies, so who knows what the future holds! My suggestion for students interested in doing a project is to do something they are truly interested in. It will make a difference in the quality of your work and make you want to put your best effort into it.

Cameron Lidkea

Striking Difference
Region:Sunset Country
City:Fort Frances, ON
School:J.W. Walker E.S.
Abstract:The purpose of this experiment was to compare impact of punches in two combat sports: Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts. Wearing gloves designed for each sport, 18 participants punched a heavy bag with two high-impact accelerometer censors attached. Overall, there was a 13% greater impact using the MMA gloves, suggesting potentially a higher risk for brain trauma and/or head injury in MMA.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Junior
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$1 300.00