At nine years of age she won Silver at the Halifax Judo Academy Invitational and Bronze at the Nova Scotia Provincials, following that up in 2013 with Gold and Bronze in the same respective competitions, along with Gold at the Atlantic Training Centre Open and Bronze at the Nova Martial Arts Cup. In 2014 Emilie won three Silvers – Nova Scotia Provincials, NVMA Cup, and University of New Brunswick Fall Classic.
In 2016 she finally won Gold at N.S. Provincials, Silver at PEI Provincials and Amherst Invitational, and Bronze at the Atlantic Open. In 2017 Emilie continued advancing with Gold at the Eastern Canadian Championships and Silver at the Atlantic Open. In 2018 she was very productive with Gold at the Atlantic Championships, Silver at the Pacific International, Bronze at the Ontario Open, 4th at the Quebec Open and 5th Place finishes at the Edmonton Open, Eastern Canadian Championships, Canada Cup, and the National Championships.
The year 2019 saw even greater advancement for Emilie as she reeled off three 4th Place finishes, including the Canada Games in Red Deer, Alberta as a member of Team Nova Scotia, the National Championships in both U18 and U21 Categories, and in the Elite 8 for the top competitions in each weight and age class in Canada. COVlD-19 caused all competitions to be cancelled in 2020!
In 2021 she won Silver at the N.B. Open and 4th Place at the National Open Championship and the Quebec Open. In 2022 Emilie came 4th at the National Open and received the Sport Nova Scotia Judo Senior Female Athlete of the Year!
The Sport Heritage Wall of Fame is honoured to welcome Emilie Townsend as a most deserving Athlete Inductee.