Local martial arts students compete in Tennessee championship

Published 4:32 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Six students represented Lion’s Pride Martial Arts at the Elite Martial Arts Tennessee State Championship on Sept. 24 in Nashville.

All of the students performed in challenging divisions consisting of 10 or more competitors. The Lion’s Pride participants included Alex Custer, Kristiana Finfrock (1st in forms, 1st in sparring), Michael Kotchev (1st in sparring, 1st in continuous sparring), Alice Messer (2nd in sparring), Bella Samson, and Olivia Taylor. Ms. Finfrock also competed for the title of Tournament Grand Champion.

The Lion’s Roar Competition team is thankful for the support of its sponsors, Drs. Spurlin, Brunner, Tiu, Castellanos, and APRN Bloomfield of the Baptist Health Gastroenterology Medical Group.