Marchuk delivers at martial arts worlds

Nick Marchuk led a strong Red Deer Lyle Cheney Karate Studio contingent at the World Martial Arts Games during the weekend at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

Nick Marchuk led a strong Red Deer Lyle Cheney Karate Studio contingent at the World Martial Arts Games during the weekend at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

Marchuk won eight medals, including three gold and a silver.

He won the 14-17 year-old musical forms, Japanese bladed weapon forms and black belt Korean forms while taking second in the Japanese wood weapon forms. He was third in the black belt Chinese forms, heavyweight point sparring, continuous sparring and team forms.

Christy Marchuk and Alex Capicio were both triple winners in the adult division.

Marchuk won the 46-and-over women’s intermediate point sparring and Japanese forms and the intermediate Japanese wood weapon forms to go with a bronze in team forms.

Capicio won the 18-35 year-old men’s black belt Japanese forms, Korean forms and lightweight sparring titles.

Lyle Cheney was first in the 36-45 year-old men’s black belt point sparring and Korean forms titles to go with seconds in the Japanese forms and Japanese blades weapon forms.

Lucas Proteau won the seven-10 year-old beginner Korean forms and was second in point sparring.

Jade Cheney took the seven-10 year-old intermediate girls’ point sparring while Landon Meyer was first in the seven-10 year-old intermediate boys’ point sparring.

Jack Marchuk won the seven-10 year-old advanced boys’ point sparring while finishing second in the Japanese wood weapon forms and team forms.

Raven Cheney captured the 11-14 year-old advanced girls’ point sparing and was third in Korean forms.

Jhoanna Capico won the 11-14 year-old advanced girls’ Korean forms while Michael Roe won the 14-17 year-old heavyweight black belt sparring title and Liam Gyori took first in the 11-12 year-old black belt point sparring.

David Fabretti won the 46-and-over men’s advanced point sparring with Brian Jewett second in the 46-and-over black belt point sparring and third in the Japanese forms.

Madisson Von Hollen placed second in the seven-10 year-old intermediate girls’ Japanese forms and continuous sparring and third in the point sparring.

Josh Capicio was second in the 11-14 year-old advanced Korean forms and third in the point sparring.