Cheney’s Nigro crowned grand champion at Capital City Open

EDMONTON — Anne Nigro of the Cheney Karate Studios was crowned coloured belt grand champion in the adult division of the Capital City open martial arts championships during the weekend. Nigro won the executive coloured belt forms title and the women’s advanced coloured belt forms and sparring titles to go with a second in weapons forms and a third in executive sparring.

EDMONTON — Anne Nigro of the Cheney Karate Studios was crowned coloured belt grand champion in the adult division of the Capital City open martial arts championships during the weekend.

Nigro won the executive coloured belt forms title and the women’s advanced coloured belt forms and sparring titles to go with a second in weapons forms and a third in executive sparring.

Meanwhile, Hector Jordan was crowned the men’s black belt grand champion after winning the forms and sparring titles.

In other adult division competition, Helen Li won the women’s white-yellow belt forms and was second in sparring while Gavin Owen took first in the men’s blue-brown belt sparring.

Brandon Parsons placed second in the men’s blue-brown belt sparring with Ben Van den Bosch finishing second in the men’s orange-green belt sparring and third in forms.

Jessmervin Ramos took third in the men’s black belt sparring.

In the younger classes, Jose Jordan was a double winner in the 10-11 year-old yellow belt division, taking first in sparring and forms.

Jason Ramos won the junior black belt forms and placed second in sparring while Rayne Rostat won the 10-11 year-old orange-green belt sparring and was third in forms.

Ever Stange won the eight-nine year-old orange-green belt forms and placed third in sparring while Janelle Constantino was first in the eight-nine year-old yellow belt forms and third in sparring.

Brody Hornett placed second in the eight-nine year-old orange-green belt forms and third in sparring with John Van den Bosch second in the 14-16 year-old blue-brown belt sparring.

Grace Lemus was third in the 10-11 year-old orange-green belt sparring with Raven Cheney third in junior black belt forms.

In other action during the weekend, Abby Villeneuve won gold in 10-11 year-old orange-green belt heavyweight group at Arashi-Do.

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