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Karate school competes in regional tournaments


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Members of the Team Pineda group, stand with their team trophy awarded to the team at the Avalanche Nationals. The team will be competing at the Western Wyoming Karate Championships on May 21st at the Green River Rec. Center. Front left to right, Riggs Laughlin, Ethan Conley, Vinny Pavey, Charlotte Burd, Allison Robidoux, Aurora Hudson, middle; Maddie Vogel , Janey Burd, Christian Oswald, Jordan Brady, Trenton Burd, Silas Chetterbock, Jessie Kniep, Olivia Laughlin, back; assistant instructor James Harris

Green River's school of Pineda's Kenpo Karate attended regional tournaments in Farmington and Ogden, Utah and Missoula, Mont., recently. They competed with some different team members and still had the same great results, instructor Jim Dean said.

He said the school has brought together one of their most dominate teams in their history this year.

The team traveled to Farmington, Utah for the Avalanche National NBL tournament, March 19. Team Pineda won the team trophy at the event for outstanding school.

Two Team Pineda members, A.J. Pavey and Pamela Rael were named Grand Champions of the...

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