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Pictured are Victory Karate’s winners at an Oct. 4 tournament.
As of Tuesday, October 14, 2014
LEWISTON – Students with Victory Karate Klub in Grangeville came home with nine trophies – placing in the top four – from the Oct. 4 “Quest for Champions” karate tournament held in Lewiston.
Victory Karate sent 10 students to the competition that had approximately 300 participants from 25 schools in Idaho and Washington who matched skills in sparring, and weapons and forms katas.
Scott Wiemer placed third in the adult men’s kata division. Loren Wiemer and Ian Wiemer placed fourth in their respective kata divisions. Sundar Ahrens placed second in his kata division. Mary and Mandy Crousser placed second and third, respectively, in their kata divisions. Jackie Crousser placed second in her point sparring division. Mandy Crousser placed third in sparring. Nicholas Shiess placed fourth in his division that included more than 15 martial artists, many rank higher than he. Carson Shiess placed fourth in his division with more than 15 participants.
Sensei Judy Porter demonstrated a weapons kata (cane) in the black belt division and was awarded an outstanding demonstration trophy. As no other women black belts were competing, her division blended with the men’s black belt kata, and Porter placed fourth in her division.