P.C. Karate wins big at nationals
Ryan Summerlin August 1, 2014
The team brought home a total of 18 medals after it competed against thousands of competitors. Team members competed in kata (forms), kumite (sparring) and team events.
The medal winners were:
Ari Clevenger, Tiana Clevenger and Kia Comstock silver (Park City Karate Team)
Kenyon Comstock bronze (USA Team)
Cara McDonald silver (USA Team)
Ari Clevenger, Rose McLaughlin and Tiana Clevenger silver (Park City Karate Team)
Ari Clevenger silver
Tiana Clevenger gold
Liam Neu bronze
Rose McDonald gold
Ari Clevenger bronze
Liam Neu bronze
Rose McLaughlin gold
Cara McDonald bronze (Elite Team Trials Division)
Kia Comstock silver
Kenyon Comstock bronze
All team members who competed at Nationals qualified for this event at regional tournaments, including the one held in Park City, which was hosted by Park City Karate. The tournament is sponsored by USA National Karate-do Federation (USA-NKF), which is the national governing body for the sport of karate. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has sanctioned USA-NKF as a member of its organization.
The team has been training since September and has competed in several tournaments around the country, including the U.S. Open in Las Vegas.
Park City Karate is the only school in Park City that is sanctioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee. The school teaches a traditional style of Japanese karate. Park City Karate offers classes for all ages, as well as the focused competition training program. For more information about the competition team or karate classes, please call Park City Karate at 435-655-5755 or visit www.parkcitykarate.com .