Green River Star -

By Lillian Palmer
Staff Writer 

Karate action in GR


Star photo by Lillian Palmer

Team Pineda competitor Trenton Burd eyes his opponent during a sparring match at the Western Wyoming Karate Tournament Saturday.

The parking lot was packed, not a space available at the Green River Recreation Center Saturday.

Walking through the doors of the recreation center, kids and adults were all wearing karate gis, typical martial arts clothing. The gym floor is flooded with people; competitors and spectators alike. A sea of 200 competitors from 18 different schools from around the region attended the event. Of the 200, 42 competitors from Pineda's participated. Wyoming competitors traveled from Worland, Cheyenne, Jackson and Gillette. The majority of competitors came from Utah, Jim Dean of Pineda's Kenpo Kara...

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