Lacombe Karate students bring home plethora of medals

Lacombe Karate students participated in two big tournaments over the long weekend

  • Thu May 28th, 2015 12:00pm
  • Sports

Lacombe Karate students participated in two big tournaments over the long weekend.

At the Western Canadian Karate Championships held on May 16th, hosted in Red Deer at Hunting Hills High School, 40 students won 59 medals.

Tournament winnings are as follows:

Five and under – Gabriel Esteves – Kata, bronze, sparring, silver.

Mini PeeWee six- to seven-year-old boys – Brendan McKinley – Kata , silver, sparring, gold.

Mini PeeWee six- to seven-year-old girls – Tekoa Solowoniuk – sparring, gold; Danai Grabo – sparring, bronze.

PeeWee A eight- to nine-year-old boys – Landon MacRae – sparring, silver; Ethan Sonnenberg – sparring, bronze; Rylan Loisell – Kata, bronze; Koel Robinson – Kata, silver, sparring, bronze; Matthew Goodey – sparring, silver; Tymen Green – sparring, silver; Caleb Carruthers – sparring, bronze and Devin Allarie – sparring, gold, Kata, bronze.

PeeWee A eight- to nine-year-old girls – Jill Cosman – Kata, bronze; sparring, gold.

PeeWee B 10 to 11-year-old boys – Liam Lougheed – Kata, gold; Korbin Adams, sparring, bronze; Quin Dorn – sparring, silver; Tyson Bergman – sparring, gold; Griffyn Craig – Kata, bronze; Joshua Abel – sparring, silver and Ainge Roy – Kata, bronze; sparring, gold.

PeeWee B 10-11 girls – Darby Fitzgerald – Kata, gold; sparring, silver. Cadence Zukowski – sparring, gold and Sarah Pollock – sparring, bronze.

Junior A 12-13 boys – Scott Macleod – Kata, silver; Gabriel Sonnenberg – Kata, gold and Daniel Kenney – Kata, bronze; sparring, gold.

Junior A 12- to 13-year-old girls – Jasmin Bergman- Kata, silver; sparring, silver.

Junior B 14-16 girls – Kali Robinson – sparring, gold; Kata, silver. Maddy Smallman – sparring, bronze and Jerrica Shandro – sparring, gold; Kata, gold.

Men’s 17 and over – Todd Green – sparring, gold.

Executive Women 35 and over – Sherri MacRae – sparring, bronze; Lise Beckett – Kata, gold; sparring, silver. Lisa Bergman – sparring, gold; Kata, silver.

Executive Black Belt Men 35 and over – Clint Robison – Kata, gold; sparring, silver.

Kickboxing Lightweight – Drake Kachnic – bronze; Rob Dobson – gold.

Kickboxing Middleweight – Barry Macumber – silver.

Kickboxing Heavyweight – Mitchell Soloway – silver; Todd Green – bronze.

Modified Muay Thai Lightweight – Rob Dobson – gold.

Modified Muay Thai Middleweight – Barry Macumber – gold.

Two Lacombe karate students also attended the 2015 WKC Canadian Championship Tournament held in Ottawa on the same weekend.

Corben Moen and Michael Roe were able to attend the tournament after qualifying for nationals after winning a previous tournament. Moen and Roe will be now be attending a world tournament in Florida in the coming months.

Tournament winnings are as follows:

Boys 13-14 under 55 kg – Corben Moen – sparring, bronze.

Men’s Black Belt under 70 kg – Michael Roe – Kata, gold; continuous sparring, silver; point sparring, fourth.

– submitted by Lacombe Karate