Tournament

We all competed in the semi-annual intra-school tournament weekend before last. Unfortunately, teens and adults compete at the same time so I only have pictures of the little guys and the demo team. We had to be at the hotel by 7:30 in the morning because Ani and Cameron got to help at the tournament in addition to competing.

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Adrian loves to do a forward roll into a stomp kick board break.

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There is nothing cuter than 6 year olds sparring.

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Adrian is still in the age/height category where they don’t keep score and just randomly give out medals. He was quite proud of his 6 medals.

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Fritz competed in all 7 events.

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He absolutely loves to spar and always has the biggest grin while he does it. He came in second in sparring.

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Fritz won stick sparring. He said that was his favorite part of the day.

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He ended up with 1 first, 4 seconds, 1 third, and a participant. He was so happy since 6 months ago he didn’t place in either of the events he entered.

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Ani and Cameron were both on the Demo Team. Usually our school’s team gets last place, but this time they got 2nd (and by only 1 point!). They did such a great job!

I have no idea exactly what places the rest of us got and in what events, but we came home with a combined total of 40 medals. Ani, Cameron, and I (and Fritz) got 7 each and Jamie (and Adrian) got 6. Jamie was entered in all 7 events, but he had to scratch from sparring after he got a bad cut on his finger holding (real) boards for someone.

I really like our intra-school tournaments. They are really low pressure and a lot of fun. Everyone roots for each other. Ani and Cameron have both expressed an interest in competing in regional tournaments. I think that could be a very different, but still quite interesting and fun, experience.

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