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Okanagan karate athletes earn medals at provincials

Athletes from Tenda Karate Dojo bring home total of 23 medals
Members of the Taneda Karate Dojo earned medals at the Karate BC Provincial Championships in Richmond in early April. (Contributed)

Athletes from the Taneda Karate Dojo brought home medals after competing in the Karate BC Provincial Championships.

The championships, in Richmond, were held on the weekend of April 6 and 7, with 13 members of Taneda Karate Dojo competing.

In total, the team brought home 23 medals.

Leading the group was Hannah Vogrinetz from Summerland competing in the 16/17 advanced age group in both kata (forms) and kumite (sparring) as well as the 19+ female kata division.

She won four gold medals with the final medal won in weapons kata.

Kyle Vogrinetz, also from Summerland, brought home three medals including gold in male kata (masters), silver in weapons kata (adult), and bronze in men’s kata.

Holly Atherton of Penticton won three silver medals in 14/15 girls kata and kumite and 15-17 years weapons kata.

Caleb Zerr of Kelowna won in the 16/17 boys’ kata and weapons kata. Abi Cowan of West Kelowna earned bronze medals in both 14/15 girls’ advanced kata and kumite.

Traeton Zerr of Kelowna won gold in 12/13 boys intermediate kumite and bronze in boys intermediate kata.

Ronnie Zerr of Kelowna won silver medals in men’s master’s kumite and kata.

Single medals were awarded to Sukhresh Kaloty of Kelowna who won silver in black belt men’s kumite, Jaden Zerr of Kelowna with gold in 14/15 boys advanced kumite, Bridget Atherton of Penticton with bronze in 12/13 girls intermediate kumite, Faith Makelki of West Kelowna with bronze in girls 11 years old intermediate kata and Conor Schoene of West Kelowna with bronze in boys 12/13 intermediate kumite.

Izzy Brown of West Kelowna also competed in the tournament in the elite divisions.

Taneda Karate Dojo holds classes in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Summerland and Penticton.

John Arendt

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