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February 24, 2015

ECSC Annual Honour Roll Combative Sports Awards Dinner

The ECSC held its 38th annual combative sports awards dinner Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Chateau Nova Hotel (Yellowhead Trail and St. Albert Trail) in Edmonton. The event featured recognition of Edmonton’s most outstanding combative sport athletes of the year for 2014 in professional wrestling, mixed martial arts and boxing as well as lifetime achievement awards for two Edmontonians who each have made extensive contributions to their sport. Awards were presented by Chairman Ron Goltz and Vice Chair Vang Ioannides.


November 26, 2014


Initiated by Jelena Mrdjenovich and Nick Lees, and organized with the able assistance of Mel Lubovac of KO Boxing and the ownership and staff at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel, an evening of combative sports skits was held in the ballroom of the Chateau Lacombe Hotel as a fund-raiser for two charities, the CHED radio “Santa Anonymous” charity and for the Salvation Army. The charities split $60,000. The funds were generated through ticket sales for the evening and a silent auction that was outstanding!


July 23, 2014

ECSC Commission member Bryan Hogeveen achieves Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Edmonton Combative Sports Commission (ECSC) member Bryan Hogeveen, achieved his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu earlier this summer. His head instructors/professors, both from Chicago, were Ms. Hannette Staack (8 time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion and 3 time ADCC champion) and Andre Terencio (one of the main international refs for the IBJJF) conferred the honor on Dr. Hogeveen, who is an associate professor in the sociology department at the University of Alberta. Bryan's home group was Brazil 021.


May 14, 2014

Jack "Killer Krys", who is the Chief Inspector of the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission, turned 85.


May 14, 2014

ECSC 37TH Annual Awards Dinner a Resounding Success

The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission (ECSC) held its 37th annual awards dinner Wednesday night, March 26 at the Chateau NOVA Hotel and Suites. “It was our most successful awards dinner in recent memory,” said Executive Director Pat Reid. The event had its largest turnout with participants present from most of Edmonton’s amateur boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts clubs, as well as a number of professional athletes and administrators involved in the same sports.

February 27, 2014

Nevada State Athletic Commission Votes Unanimously to Ban Testosterone Replacement Therapy - by Ken Pishna

The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday set a new course for the controversy over therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy for mixed martial artists.

The NSAC voted unanimously to ban applications for TUEs for testosterone replacement therapy, effective immediately. READ FULL STORY

February 13, 2014

The ECSC has completed its election of volunteer officers for 2014-2015

The ECSC has completed its election of volunteer officers for 2014-2015. Ron Goltz was returned for another term as Chair. Wayne Renke was acclaimed as Vice Chair. Other volunteer Commission members are Lauren Sergy, Vang Ioannides, Bryan Hogeveen, Owen Dawkins and Daniel Spanu. Pat Reid is the Executive Director and a City of Edmonton employee. View biographical information on all individuals.


May 11, 2012

Boxing Alberta 2012 Awards Dinner

On Saturday, May 11th, Boxing Alberta held its annual awards dinner and selected their Amateur Boxer of the Year for 2012. The recipient is Michael Montgomery! The ECSC manages a program called the Barney O'Connor Award, which annually recognizes the amateur boxer of the year with a trophy and cheque. READ FULL STORY


April 25, 2012

Edmonton Congratulates Calgary on UFC Oppotunity

Executive Director Pat Reid sent a congratulatory e-mail to the Calgary Combative Sports Commission two weeks prior to the public announcement that Calgary had been chosen by the UFC for a UFC event in Alberta in 2012. READ FULL STORY


May 21, 2011

ECSC 34th Annual Combative Sports Awards Dinner

The ECSC successfully staged the 34th Annual Combative Sports Awards Dinner May 17th, 2011 at the Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre. With more than 175 tickets sold, this was the largest dinner audience in the history of the ECSC awards dinner.READ FULL STORY


August 10, 2010

Edmonton Bylaw Revised

The City of Edmonton, following an extensive review by an independent consulting firm, of the structure and operation of the ECSC, revised both. READ FULL STORY