Photo by David Rauzi
Twelve members with Victory Karate Klub of Grangeville competed, and several placed — four medals and 15 katanas (swords) — in the Oct. 10 Quest of Champions tournament in Lewiston.
As of Wednesday, October 28, 2015
LEWISTON Twelve members with Victory Karate Klub of Grangeville competed, and several placed — four medals and 15 katanas (swords) — in the Oct. 10 Quest of Champions tournament in Lewiston.
Club awards are as follows:
2nd degree Black Belt – Sensei Judy Porter, 4th kata, 5th weapons;
Green Belt – Kelly Turney, 2nd kata, 3rd weapons; Karly Ahrens, 1st kata;
Purple Belt – Amanda Crousser, 4th kata, 2nd point sparring, 2nd blocker sparring; Mary Crousser, 2nd kata, 4th point sparring, 4th blocker sparring; Jackie Crousser, 1st kata, 3rd point sparring, 3rd blocker sparring; Sundar Ahrens 4th kata;
Orange Belt – Oscar Grobey, 1st kata, 3rd point sparring; Ian Wymer, 2nd kata; Jessica Mallory, 3rd kata; Mark Boehmke, 1st kata; Elijah Rauzi, 3rd kata.
Senseis Judy and Gary Porter complimented students’ hard work that paid off in their techniques in both kata and sparring, also noting several judges commented on how professional and respectful Victory Karate students were.
Overall, around 260 entries competed with participants coming from throughout the Northwest including Boise, Seattle, Spokane, Post Falls and Walla Walla.