Tyson Nelson, Macy Verigin, and Meagan Campsall teamed up to take home gold at the Penticton Friendship Karate Tournament on the weekend.
Close to 160 competitors from Chito-Ryu Dojos from across western Canada competed in the two-day event performing katas and Kumite matches to see who would win the tournament Samurai Swords.
The trio of 11-year-old Beaver Valley Chito-Ryu Dojo students outdid themselves, improving on last year’s silver-medal placing, scoring a clear half point ahead of everyone else to capture gold medals with a very near perfectly synchronized kata.
In individual kata Tyson narrowly missed the podium by three-tenths of a point for bronze.
Meagan and Macy competed in the same division and did excellent too. Meagan tied for the bronze medal and had to do a tiebreaking kata. Like Nelson, Meagan scored three-tenths of a point less and lost her tiebreaker match just missing a bronze medal.
Macy continued her medal-winning streak taking home a silver medal in her kata.
Call Kelly at B.V. Rec at 367-9319 for more information on the Chito-Ryu Dojo.