Battlefords Karate-Do scores well in Tournament of Champions

Members of Battlefords Karate-Do took part in their major tournament of the year Saturday.

Several members of the team travelled to Lloydminster for the Tournament of Champions.

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According to results submitted by Sensei Elmer Woytiuk, members came away with a large number of awards in some hotly contested events. Woytiuk said he was "very pleased with both the level of participation that the students from the Battlefords exhibited, as well as the level of competence, throughout the competition as well as in training throughout the year."

Here are results from the weekend in Lloydminster

Junior Yellow Belt, Jared Marjoram placed second in kata.

Junior Orange Belt, Kyle Iturralde placed third in kata and sparring.

Boys' Orange Belt - Gilbert Sayman placed first in both kata and sparring and Victor Pavlovic placed second in both events in the same division.

Girls' Orange Belt - Morgan Esquirol placed second in kata and third in sparring.

Junior Girls' Green Belt - Kaitlin Tarasoff placed third in kata.

Girls' Green Belt - Christia Iturralde placed first in both kata and sparring.

Women's White Belt - Lailani Iturralde placed second in kata and first in sparring.

Women's Brown Belt - Brenda Kennedy placed third in kata and second in sparring.

Men's Black Belt - Alan Corbeil placed second in sparring.

Woytiuk says this wraps up their competitions for this year, though Battlefords Karate-Do does have one more major event, a seminar May 18 in Lloydminster, that will include testing and instruction by chief instructor Mr. F. Demura.

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