The home team won big at the Young Champions of America Raleigh area regional karate tournament, held at Forestville Elementary in Knightdale on Nov. 8.
The Knightdale crew amassed 70 trophies and 35 gold and silver medals as it competed against over 200 contestants coming from the Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville areas.
The local students who participated in the regional event all received invitations to the tri-state karate tournament, scheduled for Jan. 10 at Raleigh’s Dorton Arena. Participants for that invite-only event will come from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
The Knightdale team is led by Ann Keklak, sixth-degree World Certified Master Instructor and the Young Champions karate director for North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.