COMMUNITY: Local black belts excel in Las Vegas |

COMMUNITY: Local black belts excel in Las Vegas

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Taekwondo Black belts from Chi Kwan Taekwondo in Carson City along with their instructor won five medals at the 2013 US Open Taekwondo Championships in Las Vegas recently.More than 2,500 black belt athletes from 76 countries participated in this annual international event. Medal winners were Grandmaster Chi (Gold), Girish Pandit (team coach), Natalia Filson (silver), Christina Jackson (silver), Varun Pandit (bronze) and Vidhi Pandit (bronze). K of C free throwwinners honoredThe Knights of Columbus held its District Free Throw Championship in Gardnerville recently. Local winners included 10-year- old boys winner Anderson Jensen, and 11- year- old boys champ Brayden Marler. Hannah Hodorowicz won the 12-year-old girls division. Johnny Lockard and Sophia Ruedy were the 13-year-old winners. In the 14-year-old bracket, Ann Ji Hodorowicz won the girls division and Rudolfo Velasco won the boys division. The winners will compete at the regional championship to be held at Bishop Manogue High School on March 16th. Liebendorfer leads SSGA to Level 4 crownThe Silver State Gymnastics Academy’s competitive girls team competed last weekend at the High Sierra Springfest meet.Gracie Walt was the highest placing Level 3 by winning vault and placing second on beam. At Level 4 in the 6-8 division, Elle Liebendorfer once again won the all-around title (AA) by taking the gold medal on bars and floor. Emily Lewis finished second place AA by winning first on beam and second on bars and floor. Right behind them was Rosalia Daulerio who took home the bronze AA medal by placing third on vault and bars. Elianna King won the gold medal on vault and third on beam and floor. In the 9-year-old division, Alycia Hellwinkel won vault and beam to capture the silver AA medal. Their outstanding performances, coupled with their teammates efforts, won the level four team trophy for SSGA. At Level 5, Isabella Daulerio won gold on bars and had a solid meet along with the other girls, to win the second-place team award. Lily Reid was the lone Level 6 for SSGA and took home the silver AA medal by winning first place on bars and second on floor. SSGA’s final meet will be the Nevada State Championships at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno March 22-24.Fly tying classesset for MarchThe Carson Fly Fishing Club is beginning a basic fly tying class on March 11, 12, 25, and 26, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Ormsby Room at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.The purpose of the class is to learn basic techniques of tying different flies, no experience necessary.For more information and sign-up contact Stan Zuber 882-9027.Bighorns looking for host familiesThe Nevada Bighorns collegiate baseball team will be starting its eighth season, and the team is looking for host families for the upcoming season.The season starts on June 1, and all games will be played at Governors Field.Anybody interested being a Host Family can contact head coach Dennis Young at 775-721-3024 or via e-mail at or Mike Petterson at 775-882-4450 or 775-750-4450. He can also be reached at wins wrestlingTriple CrownSheldon Miller II, Harvey Ludington and Casey O’Keefe finished first in three different wrestling disciplines at the Ironman Tournament at Spanish Springs recently.All three are members of the Carson Bulldogs. O’Keefe is a member of the Carson High School squad.

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