“When a group of mostly Costa Rican fans saw the chart with Belize leading in the Shot Put, they began cheering for Belize. They were chanting ‘Be-lice! Be-lice!’; and when the second place American made his final throw, and they saw I had won, they erupted in an even louder chant and celebration for Belize. It was an awesome feeling, seeing the Belize flag above all others, and I was emotional and humbled to be able to win the Gold for my country.” In winning the Gold for Belize, Daland said he had entered to participate in the World Championships in Leon, France, in August, 2015.
"The NCCWMA had competitors from all over," said Daland, as it was the first hemispheric masters championship. One of the largest groups in the competition was from Costa Rica, followed by the USA, and then Canada. Some Athletes where invited for next year's outside region for this event in the World Championship in France, which will actually have representation from all nations.