Valley Karate School Tournament Club Wins 25 Medals After Successful Franco Cup Weekend | Idaho

RICHLAND, WA – On Saturday May 21, the Tournament Club with Valley Karate School in Lewiston participated in the Franco Cup Karate Tournament in Richland, WA. Valley Karate School competitors have won a total of 25 tournament medals.

The Valley Karate School Tournament club consists of students ages 5-67, who practice Goju-Ryu karate at Valley Karate School in Lewiston, ID. A total of 16 competitors made the trip to Richland for the Franco Cup.

The results of Valley Karate School competitors at the Coupe Franco are listed below.

Elisabeth Bieker – 1st weapons, 2nd Kata, 2nd Kumite

Antoine Bender – 4th Kumite, 4th Kata

Zayden Clark- 3rd blocker fight

Ariyanna Clark- 2nd Weapons, 2nd Kata, 3rd Kumite

Danika Olsen- Bennett-1st Arms, 1st Kata, 2nd Kumite

Blake Dobyn-

Devin Minnugh –

Vineyard Movie – 3rd Arms, 2nd Kata, 2nd Kumite

Logan Wilson – 1st kata

Landon Wilson-

Hattie Brown Hayes – 3rd kata, 3rd Kumite

Sean Nattell- 1st Kata, 1st Kumite

Boston coil – 3rd Kata, 3rd Kumite

Danny Batton- 2nd kata

Mike McKenna- 2nd kata

Sensei Steven Smith – 1st Arms, 2nd Kata, 1st Kumite

The Franco Cup is hosted by Shihan Mike Franco of Trinity Martial Arts Academy in Richland, with support from many area schools.

Congratulations Valley Karate School Tournament Club!

Kristen T. Prall