Gale force

By on May 28, 2011


Alexander Gale of Elburn recently participated in the Junior Olympics and USA Open Karate Tournaments in Las Vegas, April 22 – 24. At the Junior Olympics, Alex won the silver medal in 12 year-old male advanced Kata and the bronze medal in 12 year-old male advanced Kumite (sparring). At the USA Open, he won the gold medal in 12-13 year-old male Team Kumite and the bronze medal in 12-13 year-old male advanced 50kg Kumite. The tournaments were attended by more than 2,000 international competitors from over 50 countries. Alex is a seventh-grader at Kaneland Harter Middle School. He is a 1st Degree Black Belt, and a member of USA Karate and the Illinois Shotokan Karate Clubs. Courtesy Photo