JLK was well represented with a total of 26 JLK athletes competing at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Regional Championships in Louisville Colorado May 5th.
The competition was very tough with very good teams from Florida, Texas, Indiana, Arizona, Wisconsin, the Best of Colorado, even International teams traveling from Canada and Bulgaria! Bulgaria and USA National Team members were also competing in various youth and adult divisions. The competition in all divisions were very good, skilled, highly talented athletes with some divisions having 20-30 competitors!
It was going to be a tough day for anyone and everyone competing. It was going to take skill, focus, and determination to make it to the top 3 spots on the Championship Podium.
With the help of our coaches Sensei James Lee, Sensei Amanda Lee and Sensei Paul Witt, our Team was in good hands and well prepared for the challenge.
JLK team won a total of 36 medals!
8- Gold. 13-Silver 15 Bronze
Kata= Technical Forms Kumite = Fighting Weapons = Technical form with weapon
Sebastian Witt -Bronze Elite WKF Kata
Paul Witt – Bronze Kumite
Joseph Lee – Gold Kata
Alexis Davis- Silver Kata & Kumite
Noland Emrich- Bronze Kumite & Weapons
Britt Bradshaw – Silver Kumite & Weapons
Zachary Bourke Bronze Kumite
Allie Gallegos – Bronze Kata, Silver Kumite
Brett Cliver – Bronze Kumite & Weapons
Kitz Petrovski – Silver Kata & Kumite
Bella Bigley – Gold kumite, Silver in Kata & Weapons
Max Garduno Gold Kumite & Bronze weapons
Jade Garduno- Silver Kata & Kumite
Silas Lovgren – Gold Kumite & Weapons, Bronze Kata
Henry Sheldon – Gold Kumite
Hattie Hiatt – Gold Kata, Bronze Kumite
Lauryn Albers – Bronze Kata
Isaac Conrad – Bronze Kumite
Reid Albers – Silver Kata, Bronze Kumite
Ethan Stovie – Silver Kata, Gold Kumite
Jet Cole – Bronze Kata
Also competing but not making top 3 podium spots were…
Javid Reyes, Sebastian Sanchez, David Sobczak, Grayson Brown. Leland Gallegos
Here are just a few pictures, (not all)