RICHLAND, WA – On Saturday, May 21st, Valley Karate School’s Tournament Club competed in The Franco Cup Karate Tournament in Richland, WA. Competitors from the Tournament Club brought home a total of 25 medals from the tournament.
The Tournament club consists of students ranging from age 5-67 who practice Goju-Ryu Karate at Valley Karate School in Lewiston, ID. Competitors from Valley Karate School at the Franco Cup included the following:
Elizabeth Bieker: 1st weapons, 2nd Kata, 2nd Kumite
Anthony Bender-4th Kumite, 4th Kata
Zayden Clark-3rd Blocker Sparring
Ariyanna Clark-2nd Weapons, 2nd Kata, 3rd Kumite
Danika Olsen-Bennett-1st Weapons, 1st Kata, 2nd Kumite
Flick Vinyard-3rd Weapons, 2nd Kata, 2nd Kumite
Logan Wilson-1st Kata
Hattie Brown Hayes-3rd kata, 3rd Kumite
Sean Nattell-1st Kata, 1st Kumite
Boston Reel-3rd Kata, 3rd Kumite
Danny Batton-2nd Kata
Mike McKenna-2nd Kata
Sensei Steven Smith-1st Weapons, 2nd Kata, 1st Kumite
The Franco Cup is organized by Shihan Mike Franco of Trinity Martial Arts Academy in Richland, along with the support of many schools in the area.
Congratulations to Valley Karate School’s Tournament Club!