National Karate Medalist

Hardware collector -Beardstown’s Dakota Bolen recently traveled to Reno, NV to participate in the National Karate Championship tournament.  One of more than 2,200 competitors, Bolen came home with hardware.  Competing in the 15 year old Novice Class, Bolen earned a second place finish in Kumite (fighting), and a third place in Kata, (a programmed movements competition.)



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