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Barnhill Martial Arts holds 7th tournament

Barnhill Martial Arts of Paris hosted its Seventh Annual Martial Arts and Kobudo Open Tournament on Saturday, March 8, at the Paris High School gymnasium. Martial Arts Schools from from Fayetteville, Pine Bluff, Sheridan, Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Springdale, Caulksville, Maumelle, Star City and Paris competed.

There were approximately 70 competitors ranging in ages from four to 61.

Individual students competed in Forms Kata, Weapons Kata and Sparring. There are also team competitions and Barnhill Martial Arts of Paris won three team Grand Championships in Synchronized Forms Kata, Synchronized Weapons Kata and Demo Team Grand Champion.

Students of Barnhill Martial Arts won 41 first place medals, 28 second place medals and 22 third place medals.

Students of Barnhill Martial Arts won six Individual Grand Champion trophies. Winners were Tyler Schneider in Black Belt Grand Champion Sparring, Sadie Stark in the 11-14 year old Grand Champion Forms Kata and Weapons Kata, Jayden Wells in the 9-12 year old Grand Champion Forms Kata, Rassen Shaver in the 8 years old and under Grand Champion Weapons Kata, Jolee Robberson in the 8 years old and under Grand Champion Forms Kata.

Special guest Martial Artist of the event was Sensei Bo Hardy who is a member of the “Pioneers and Legends Martial Arts Society Hall of Fame.” He is the Taiho-Ryu and Ju-Jitsu Founder and Head Instructor.

Barnhill Martial Arts Sensei Butch Barnhill and tournament director Paula Barnhill have announced the results for Barnhill Martial Arts students. They are:

Black Belt Grand Champion Sparring: Tyler Schneider;

Grand Champions Forms Kata: Sadie Stark, Jayden Wells and Jolee Robberson;

Grand Champions Weapons Kata: Sadie Stark, Rassen Shaver;

Demo Team Grand Champion: Barnhill Martial Arts;

Synchronized Forms Kata Grand Champion: Barnhill Martial Arts;

Synchronized Weapons Kata Grand Champion: Barnhill Martial Arts.

Forms Kata: 1st place-Jacey O’Mara, Jolee Robberson, Brooklynn Jobe, Bella Nelson, Rassen Shaver, Keilee Robberson, Jayden Wells, Cierra Crane, Sadie Stark, Jacob Day, Martin Jobe and Stassen Shaver. 2nd place-Brady Baumgartner, Ava McCartney, Jack Schluterman, Collin Campbell, Skyler Pendergrass, Kelsey McCartney, D.J. Spicer, Brock Green and James Campbell. 3rd place-Caidan Ivey, Shawn Hertlein, Simon Campbell, Hunter Chandler, Claire Hertlein Lane, Shane Wardropper, Luke Trusty and Shane Molton.

Weapons Kata: 1st place-Brady Baumgartner, Jolee Robberson, Brooklynn Jobe, Nova Hertlein Lane, Rassen Shaver, Keilee Robberson, Skyler Pendergrass, Kelsey McCartney, D.J. Spicer, Breanna Reichmann, Sadie Stark, Jacob Day, Martin Jobe and Shane Molton. 2nd place-Jacey O’Mara, Erica Wardropper, John Anhalt, Caleb Molton, Mary Jane Hurst, Jayden Wells, Luke Trusty, Brock Green, James Campbell and Stassen Shaver. 3rd place-Aidan Ivey, Ava McCartney, Jack Schluterman, Hunter Chandler, Collin Campbell, Shane Wardropper and Cierra Crane.

Sparring/Kumite: 1st place-Jacey O’Mara, Shawn Hertlein, Brooklynn Jobe, Nova Hertlein Lane,Rassen Shaver, Keilee Robberson, Skyler Pendergrass, Jayden Wells, Kelsey McCartney, Luke Trusty, Breanna Reichmann, Sadie Stark, Brock Green, Martin Jobe and Shane Molton. 2nd place-Brady Baumgartner, Jolee Robberson, Jack Schluterman, Caleb Molton, Claire Hertlein Lane, Elizabeth Shaver, D.J. Spicer, Jacob Day and James Campbell. 3rd place-Aidan Ivey, Erica Wardropper, Logan Carte, Hunter Chandler, Collin Campbell, Cierra Crane and Stassen Shaver.

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