Trail Martial Arts: Great medal haul for TMA

Trail Martial Arts (TMA) competitors won an incredible 30 medals in its second annual Tae kwon-do tournament Saturday at the Cominco Arena.

Trail Martial Arts (TMA) competitors won an incredible 30 medals in its second annual Tae kwon-do tournament Saturday at the Cominco Arena.

The event welcomed about 80 martial arts initiates from across western Canada, as over 200 spectators filled the gym to watch them compete.

In Division 1 TMA’s Grayson Niblow picked up bronze in sparring while Evan Chandler won first place in Div. 2 sparring, with Ben Boyes coming in second in sparring and third in patterns.

In Div. 3 TMA swept the sparring with Cameron Nagle capturing top spot in Div. 3, Brooklyn Niblow second and Kyler Campbell third. Nagle also took gold in patterns.

Mattias Hofmann won gold in Div. 4 sparring, and silver in patterns, while Cameron Cosbey wrangled second, and Justin Kulik third in patterns. Div. 5 saw Keaton Dixon Reuz of TMA take bronze in the sparring and Owen Taite win the same in patterns.

In Div. 6 Emma MacLean won first in both sparring and patterns, while Katie Aiken captured silver. Mike Ganzert won a pair of medals in Div. 7 taking gold in sparring and silver in patterns, while Amos Lawrason, Div. 8, took home a silver in patterns and a bronze in sparring. James French came third in patterns.

In Div. 9, men’s 18 and up for white and yellow belts, Nick Lightburn was victorious in both sparring and patterns events and Yanive Feiner took bronze in patterns.

In Div. 13 Jen Walts struck gold in sparring, and Shannon Swayze too bronze in both disciplines.

In Div. 15 third degree+ black belts, TMA’s Ayles took bronze in sparring as his former sparring partner Jon Zaleski won gold.