Ashley Kechego-Nichols – 2012
Determined, Dynamic, Champion
Ashley is from Chippewas of the Thames First Nation in Ontario. She is a resilient woman who has turned her life around and now leads a healthy and positive lifestyle. With the support of her family, her mentors, her cultural traditions and the sport of Muay Thai, she has been able to persevere and find purpose in life.
Ashley is an accomplished combat athlete and practices boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Olympic weight lifting. At 25 years old, she is the member of the CASK K1 Canadian National team. Ashley recently represented Canada and earned gold at the World Muay Thai Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.
She aspires to share her story with Aboriginal youth. Her message to them is “Through dedication, determination and with inspiration to dream, anything you strive for can become possible.”