Green River Star -

By Jim Dean
Owner of Pinedas Kenpo Karate 

Locals compete at Interschool Tournament to prepare for championships


April 27, 2023

Courtesy of Jim Dean

Adult Competitors, Back row left to right: Emery Friel, Taylor Thoman, Strat Friel, Josh Finley, Jessie Kniep, Ron Rice; Front row left to right: Jack Gunderson, Drew Beardall, Gary Dean

Pineda's Kenpo Karate hosted an their 33rd Annual Inter School Karate Tournament on April 1, at Lincoln Middle School. The inter school tournament featured 40 competitors which allowed for smaller divisions and was a great opportunity for beginner competitors, some of whom experienced their first karate competition. The tournament also serves as a preparation tournament for the upcoming 42nd Annual Western Wyoming Karate Championships that will be held at the Green River Recreation Center on May 13th.

Divisions included forms, sparring, weapons, self-defense, padded sword sparring, flag...

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