Rodney Hobson Academy cleans up at Kumite Cup

Kelowna athletes Curtis Walz (right) and Ryan Taylor spar at the Kelowna Kumite Cup last weekend.  - Contributed
Kelowna athletes Curtis Walz (right) and Ryan Taylor spar at the Kelowna Kumite Cup last weekend.
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Kelowna's Rodney Hobson Karate Academy dominated the Kelowna Kumite Cup held on Saturday, Jan. 11.

RHKA members won all of the individual division championships at the tournament, which featured athletes from across the Zone 2/Okanagan region.

The event was open to all youth competitors, aged 8 to 13.

The results for the Rodney Hobson Karate Academy were:

RHKA's (Rodney Hobson Karate Academy) results were as follows:

• Girls 8-10 years old Kumite - Group A

Sara Nadon - Gold

Anya Therrien - Silver

Annika Bosma - Bronze

Payton Scott - Bronze

• Girls 8-10 years old Kumite - Group B

Callista Kronyk - Gold

Emilie Spanier - Silver

Jade Clarke - Bronze

Division champion—Emilie Spanier

• Boys 8-9 years old Kumite

Max D'Aoust - Silver

Jade Wynne - Bronze

Geoffrey Smith - Bronze

Division champion - Max D'Aoust

• Girls 11-12 years old Kumite

Jennifer Werner - Gold

Hailey Freathy - Bronze

Division champion- Jennifer Werner

• Boys 10-11 years old Kumite - Group A

Jason Sali - Gold

Brennin Bennett-Bronze

• Boys 10-11 years old Kumite - Group B

Kevin Boynton - Gold

Regan Nguyen - Silver

Nikolas Bogdanovic - Bronze

Division champion - Jason Sali

• Boys 12-13 years old Kumite - Group A

Kyle Beaudoin - Gold

Brandon Nguyen - Silver

Conor Smith - Bronze

Colby Maranda - Bronze

• Boys 12-13 years old Kumite - Group B

Chris Catanzaro - Gold

Gabe McQueenie - Silver

Jordan Berrington - Bronze

• Boys 12-13 years old Kumite - Group C

Zach Pedersen - Gold

Riley Kleemair - Silver

Curtis Walz - Bronze

Ryan Taylor - Bronze

Division champion - Chris Catanzaro



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