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Three Sudbury athletes headed to national karate championships

Benoit's Martial Arts will be sending three of their athletes to t he Karate Canada National Championships in Richmond, BC, from Jan. 29-31. All three athletes have earned a spot on Team Ontario.
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(L to R) Sensei Ian Boyne, Marissa Meandro, Ethan Bubba, Bradley Chaput and Shihan Don Benoit. Photo supplied.

Benoit's Martial Arts will be sending three of their athletes to the Karate Canada National Championships in Richmond, BC, from Jan. 29-31.


All three athletes have earned a spot on Team Ontario. Bradley Chaput 15, Marissa Meandro 14 and Ethan Bubba 13 will be competing at this event next week.

Bradley ( silver medalist in his division last year) will be competing in 14-15 and 16-17 boys kata divisions.

Marissa (gold medalist in her division last year) will compete in 14-15 girls kata division. Ethan (his first time at this national event) will compete in 12-13 boys kata division.

To earn a spot the athletes attend three provincial tournaments and are awarded points according to placement. Bradley finished second in 14-15 and first in 16-17.

Marissa second in 14-15 and third 16-17, and Ethan finished second in 12-13. They are the only athletes from Sudbury attending as well.



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