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Cheney Karate Studio wins 47 medals at Western Canadian Championships

Cheney Karate Studio cleaned up at the 37th annual Western Canadian Karate Championships at Hunting Hills High School on Saturday, collecting 47 medals. Leading the way for the studio was Mexican import Hector Jordan, 19, who moved to Red Deer four years ago and has been training with Lyle Cheney ever since. He earned first in black belt sparring and was named black belt sparring grand champion.

Cheney Karate Studio cleaned up at the 37th annual Western Canadian Karate Championships at Hunting Hills High School on Saturday, collecting 47 medals.

Leading the way for the studio was Mexican import Hector Jordan, 19, who moved to Red Deer four years ago and has been training with Lyle Cheney ever since. He earned first in black belt sparring and was named black belt sparring grand champion.

“He’s extremely talented, he’s a world champion from last year so he’s really good and has a really good work ethic,” said Cheney.

It was a big day overall for local fighters who earned 12 gold, 18 silver and 16 bronze medals.

Other top performances included Gavin Owen who earned gold in men’s advanced kick boxing and gold in men’s advanced Muay Thai, while Alex Capicio finished first in black belt hard style forms and first in executive black sparring.

For a full list of local medallists see scoreboard.

Up next for Cheney is Super Fights #23 on June 13 at the Westerner Prairie Pavilion.

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