Abby Knapp named Grand Champion at Walla Walla, five win medals

On her way to being named Grand Champion in both Kata and Kumite in the Jr. Black Belt Division, Abby took first in Weapons, second in Kata, and first in Kumite.

Several other USA Karate students joined Abby in having a great tournament. Emily Lisanti took first in Jr. Black Belt Kata and third in Jr. Black Belt Weapons. Annabelle Lisanti took third in Jr. Black Belt Kumite and fourth in Jr. Black Belt Weapons. Laruen Crane took second in Kata, and second in Weapons in the Intermediate Division. Kemper Lee took third in Kata.

Abby with Shihan Joni and Sensei Alan

Sensei Lybbert with Abby and her friends

Shihan Joni with Abby

Along with these photos, Shoreline Komo shows a beaming Abby.

The Walla Walla tournament took place on February 27.

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