Nelson Karate Club gets its kicks in Calgary

The Nelson Kyokushin Karate Club competed in the Calgary Cup this past weekend, finishing second overall.

Members of the Nelson Kyokushin Karate Club who competed in Calgary are (back row

The Nelson Kyokushin Karate Club competed in the Calgary Cup this past weekend, finishing second overall against clubs from all over BC, Alberta and across the country.

2016 was the 10th anniversary of the tournament, which saw a record number of entrants, over 300, compete in a variety of weight classes. Nelson sent ten competitors to the tournament this year, and placed five athletes in the finals, finishing with three first place and two second place prizes. In addition, Lucas Farnum took home the tournament’s Technical Award, and Noah Jury was presented with the Spirit Award.

Nelson finished with a combined score of 695 points, second to first place Edmonton with 700 points. All around it was a great finish for the local karate club in a field normally dominated by larger dojos from Edmonton, Calgary and the coast.

Finishing with medals were Sol Lothrop, Lucas Farnum, and Noah Jury (all first), and Tayte Allen and Steve Kirby (both second).

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