Fenland kickboxing champions crowned as BCKA finish second in Peterborough Series Open
CHAMPION Karl Strange launches a kick at his opponent as stars from the British and Chinese Kickboxing Association impress at the Peterborough Series Open.
The BCKA, who train in Wisbech, March, Chatteris and Whittlesey, finished second at the event - missing out on the schools title by just 10 points.
The club collected a host of silverware with 12 champions, 13 second places and three third places. Six of their stars were also crowned as grand series champions.
Coach Andy Whitwell said: “I’m very pleased with all of our fighters’ performances and the parents and supporters who attended the events.
“We were more than 100 points behind going into the last event and we did really well to push it to the last couple of fights, but it wasn’t to be.”
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Whitwell said champions Harry Nunn and Harley Hilliam had put in particularly eye-catching performances.
The BCKA host their invitational competition at Sir Harry Smith Academy, in Whittlesey, on Saturday.
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Full Peterborough Series Open Results:
Braydon Evans - Peewee 2nd (Grand Champion)
Braydon Evans - U25kg 2nd
Jazmyn Evans - U4’4” Beginner Champion (Grand Champion)
Edward Paddock - U4’8” Intermediate 3rd
Edward Paddock - U35kg Intermediate Champion
Harley Hilliam - U4’4” Beginner Champion
Harley Hilliam - U30kg Champion
Alisha Knox - 2nd
Lauren Dixon - U5’2” Beginner 2nd
Freya Molloy - U5’4” Intermediate 2nd
Jaden Harris - U5’2” Beginner Champion
Jaden Harris - U5’2” Intermediate 2nd
Jaden Harris - U50kg Intermediate 2nd
Charlotte Cameron - U5’2” Intermediate 3rd (Grand Champion)
Heather Rae - U5’4” Intermediate 2nd
Zac Culpin - O5’4” Advanced 2nd (Grand Champion)
Zac Culpin - Men Over 70kg Advanced 2nd
Grant Brown - Men U74kg Advanced Champion (Grand Champion)
Craig Whitehead - U84kg Intermediate 3rd
Craig Whitehead - U84kg Beginner Champion
Leoni Whitwell - Ladies Advanced 2nd
Leon Gold - U64kg Advanced 2nd
Chelsea Munday - U69kg Ladies 2nd
Harry Nunn - U5’4” Intermediate Champion (Grand Champion)
Harry Nunn - O70kg Intermediate Champion
Scott Wesley - Men U74kg Beginner Champion
Karl Strange - Men O84kg Advanced 3rd
Karl Strange - Men O95kg Advanced Champion
Tom Street - U64kg Advanced Champion