Thirteen top-three finishes in Strathroy recently
By Pat Payton
STRATHROY – Two firsts, 10 seconds and one third.
It was a good day for Stonetown Karate Centre members here Nov. 17 at Strathroy Community Christian School. The event was the Strathroy Open Martial Arts championships.
Some of the SKC members competed in three different competitions that day.
Jalyne Lorentz picked up a second in weapons, a second in kata (forms), and a third in sparring in the 12-year-old Jr. Black Belt division.
Fox Houston had three top-five finishes, placing first in sparring, second in kata and fourth in weapons in the 7-8 Novice age division. Finley Houston earned a first in kata and a second in sparring in the Novice 10-11 division.
Brady Medd competed in the 13-15 advanced division and brought home a second in sparring and a second in weapons.
Jasenna Cates also had a busy day, collecting a second in sparring, a fourth in kata and a fourth in weapons in the 7-8 advanced division.
The Campbell family claimed three second-place finishes on the day. Nicholas Campbell was second in sparring in the 9-10 advanced division, Darren Campbell was second in the 35-and-over adult advanced sparring division, and Brady Campbell was second in the 6-and-under Little Dragons Technique division.