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Local Athletes Give Impressive Performance at Quest of Champions Tournament Earlier this Month

*Photo - Top Row: Coach Sydni Stocks, Rhyli Stocks, McKinely Forth, Will Musser, Caleb Olsen. Middle Row: Aaron Sauve, Roen Howlett, Gracyn Forth; Bottom Row: Tristan Gillispie, Kya Svancara, Lily Olsen, Conley Svancara (Not pictured - Cord Stocks)

LEWISTON – Twelve athletes from the Martial Arts America Competition Team competed at the Quest of Champions on October 8th, 2022, and earned an impressive 37 medals in this tournament, and Rhyli Stocks earned the Grand Champion Trophy. The medals given to winners are actually custom swords. Quest of Champions is hosted by Sensei Steven Smith of Valley Karate School in Lewiston. 

Sensei – Austin Arnett
Coach – Sydni Stocks

  • Rhyli Stocks – Grand Champion Advanced Divisions; Advanced Brown and Black Belt 13-14-Year-Old Females – 1st Place Kata, Kumite, Kobudo (Weapons, Blocker Sparring, and Grappling
  • Caleb Olsen – Advanced Black Belt 13-14-Year-Old Males – 2nd Place Kobudo (Weapons) and 3rd Place Kata and Kumite
  • McKinley Forth – Advanced Brown and Black Belt 13-14-Year-Old Females – 2nd Place Kata, Kumite, and Grappling
  • Gracyn Forth – Advanced Brown and Black Belt 11-12-Year-Old Females – 2nd Place Kata, 1st Place Kumite, 2nd Place Grappling
  • Roen Howlett – Advanced Brown and Black Belt 11-12-Year-Old Females – 2nd Place Kumite
  • Aaron Sauve – Advanced Brown and Black Belt 11–12-Year-Old Males – 2nd Place Kumite, Grappling, and Blocker Sparring, 3rd Place Kata
  • Will Musser – Intermediate Orange to Green Belt 11-12-Year-Old Males – 2nd Place Grappling, 3rd Place Kata and Blocker Sparring
  • Cord Stocks – Advanced Brown and Black Belt 11-12-Year-Old Males – 1st Place Kobudo (Weapons), Grappling and Blocker Sparring, 2nd Place Kata, and 3rd Place Sparring
  • Lily Olsen – Advanced Brown and Black Belt 11-12-Year-Old Females 3rd Place Kobudo (Weapons)
  • Kya Svancara – Intermediate Orange to Green Belt 7-8-Year-Old Females – 1st Place Kata, Kumite, Kobudo (Weapons) and Blocker Sparring
  • Tristan Gillispie – Intermediate Orange to Green Belt 7-8-Year-Old Males – 2nd Place Kumite, and 3rd Place Grappling
  • Conley Svancara – Beginners White to Yellow Belt 5-6-Year-Old Males – 3rd Place Grappling and Blocker Sparring

*Photo – Top Row: Coach Sydni Stocks, Rhyli Stocks, McKinely Forth, Will Musser, Caleb Olsen. Middle Row: Aaron Sauve, Roen Howlett, Gracyn Forth; Bottom Row: Tristan Gillispie, Kya Svancara, Lily Olsen, Conley Svancara (Not pictured – Cord Stocks) 

—–Martial Arts America is located at 650 Thain Rd. in Lewiston.

Martial Arts American Competition Team is a subordinate of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Karate. They can be contacted on Facebook or by email:  maacompetitionteam@gmail.com