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Five Sulphur Springs Martial Artists Win South USA Championships

Allen TX – Five students from Sulphur Springs ATA Martial Arts recently won the title of South USA District Champions at the invitation-only tournament June 16th in Allen, TX.  The District Championship Tournament featured the top martial artists from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.  Students compete throughout the 2022-2023 season to collect championship points based on success in regional tournaments.  Those in the top ten for their division in the state of Texas are invited to compete for the championship. 

Alyssa Boulger won the title of District Champion in Combat, Sparring, Creative Forms and Extreme Forms.  Sam Perry took home five championships in Forms, Weapons, Creative Forms, Creative Weapons, and Extreme Forms.  Seth McElyea won Forms and Sparring Championships.  Harleigh Stegient took home the title in Creative Weapons and Extreme Weapons.  Daron Bilyeu won seven District Championships as well. 

Haley Hopkins, Karisma Stegient, and Kaylon Roland all returned home with Bronze Medals in Combat.  Noah Perry finished with a Silver Medal in Extreme Forms.    Summer Miller, Taylor Roland, Dakota Foley, and Gaius Hanna all had great competitions, finishing just outside of the podium. 

The 2023-2024 season kicks off August 5 in Allen with the Texas Twister Tournament.  Those interested in martial arts competition may reach Sulphur Springs ATA Martial Arts at

Photo Attached left to right back row Daron Bilyeu, Seth McElyea, Gaius Hanna, Summer Miller, Sam Perry, Scarlett Allen, Karisma Stegient.  Front Row Haley Hopkins, Noah Perry, Olivia Stegient, Ethan Calhoun, Harleigh Stegient.

Author: Ethan Klein

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