LEWISTON – Three members of the Inland Empire AAU Junior Leadership Karate Team competed at the Quest of Champions Karate tournament at the Nez Perce County Fair building on Saturday, October 8th. Also, the members of the Inland Empire Senior Leadership Team competed at the West Coast Open International Martial Arts Championships at Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington on Sunday, October 9th.
For the Junion Leadership Karate Team, Peter Remacle, Averie Hendren, and Preston Kite were successful in divisions including weapons katas, open hand katas, sparring, and blocker pad sparring. Their results are listed below.
Preston Kite 9-10 yr Boys Intermediate Weapons 3rd
Peter Remacle 15-16 yr Boys Beginning Weapons 1st
15-16 yr Boys Beginning Kata 1st
15-16 yr Boys Beginning Sparring 1st
15-16 yr Boys Beginning Blocker Sparring 2nd
Picture: Back row – Peter Remacle
Front row (left to right) – Averie Hendren, Preston Kite
For the Senior Leadership Team, the competition began so fast and furious they didn’t even have time to get a team picture first thing. So here is a picture of one of the gold medals several of their athletes brought home.
The results are as follows:
Anton Arthur 14-17 yr Boys Intermediate/Advanced Weapons 1st
Rachel Gall 10-13 yr Girls Intermediate/Advanced Weapons 2nd
Jade Wilke 10-13 yr Girls Intermediate/Advanced Weapons 3rd
Makaela Everheart 14-15 yr Girls Intermediate/Advanced Sparring 3rd
Sean Peregoy 10-13 yr Boys Beginner/Novice Weapons 1st
Jonathan Morrow 18-34 yr Mens Intermediate/Advanced Weapons 2nd
18-34 yr Mens Intermediate/Advanced Kata 3rd
18-34 yr Mens Intermediate/Advanced Sparring 3rd
Teagan Wilke competed in the 16-17 yr Boys Intermediate/Advanced Divisions