Indian Island teen selected for US Martial Arts Team

Posted July 17, 2012, at 4:13 p.m.

INDIAN ISLAND, Maine — Alex Goslin, 13, daughter of Anthony and Karin Goslin of Indian Island, has been training in karate for a year. She recently expressed interest in martial arts competition to her teacher. In turn, he contacted an associate who coordinated an interview with the head coach of the U.S. Martial Arts Team. After an interview and tryouts, Goslin got word that she had been appointed as a member of Team USA.

Goslin’s acceptance to the team came six months after regular team tryouts. Therefore, she was six months behind her teammates in training and practice. Within two months, Goslin had progressed to a performance level that earned her a primary spot on the team. She was invited to represent the United States at the World Martial Arts Games in Austria in August.

Currently, Goslin is training with the U.S. Martial Arts Team in Swansea, Ill.

The USMA Team is a nonprofit organization and all costs associated with travel, competition and gear must be covered by donations, sponsorship and fundraisers.

Goslin, her family and teammates have been working to earn the funds needed to compete in Austria, but donations are being sought to assist their effort.

To make a donation, send a check to: Anthony T. Goslin 3 Burnurwurbskek Lane, Old Town 04468, or donate at gofundme.com/AlexandraGoslin.

To learn more about USMA visit usmateam.org. To follow Goslin’s progress, visit facebook.com/AlexGoslinTripToWorld.

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