2004-04-23 / Sports

World Champions Karate Team Obtains Medals

World Champions Karate Team Obtains Medals

The tournament team of the World Champions Karate Center competed successfully March 21, 2004 at the annual New York Metropolitan AAU Karate Championships held a the Louis Armstrong Center in Corona, Queens. The Metropolitan Association encompasses the five boroughs Long Island and Westchester.

The World Champions Tournament Team garnered many first, second and third place medals. The team members in this photo are: (Pictured in first row, kneeling left to right) Darryl McNeil, Rhassan Augustine, Deanna Patti, Reynaldo Acosta, Diamond DeMartino, Samantha Scaccia, John Scassia, Raymond Curcio.

Second row (left to right): Shannon Edinbor, Michael Abrams, Joseph Guerrera, Frank Laino, Tiyanna Ceballas, Kellianne O’ connor, Kwesi Bragton, Paige Whelan, Jillian Spataro. Back row from left to right: Sensei Samer, Danzel Turner, Sensei Mark Gumpal, Quacy Simon, Matthew Turner, Emmanuel McNeil, Stephen Douglin, Kimberly Oliphant, Joseph Guerrera Sr., Rhea Catwell, Emily Arikian, Jason Elliott, Dominick Fiorentino, Sensei Bruce Hodes, Joelle Burgess, Madison Arrowood.

Good luck to the team, which competes on May 8 in Albany, N.Y. for the Region I (7 states) Karate Championships and the National AAU Championships in Winston Salem, North Carolina from June 28-July 3. The World Champions Karate Center is located at 112-20 Beach Channel Drive.

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