At Ontario Grand Nationals event in London
By Pat Payton
LONDON – Several young members from the Stonetown Karate Centre posted great results here at a recent competition.
Brothers Fox and Finley Houston, Jaseena Cates, Nathan Campbell and Jalyne Lorentz combined to bring home two firsts, four seconds and one third from the Ontario Grand Nationals open martial arts event.
The one-day competition was held at the Carling Heights Community Centre.
Fox Houston took first place in weapons in the 7-8 year-old Novice division, while Jaseena Cates also finished first in weapons in the 6-year-old advanced division. Cates picked up a second in sparring as well.
Nathan Campbell also placed second in sparring in his 6-year-old advanced division.
Finley Houston claimed two medals — a second in weapons in the 11-12 year-old Novice division, and a third in Kata (forms).
The other St. Marys medal went to Jalyne Lorentz, who took second in Kata in the Junior Black Belt division for 12-year-olds.