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Xtreme Team successful at Canadian Open

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 | Mar 26, 2014 - 2:40 PM |
Representing Benoit's Martial Arts as part of the Xtreme Team at the Canadian Open in Gatineau, Que., were Marissa Meandro (from left), Bradley Chaput and Juliana Meandro. Supplied photo.

Representing Benoit's Martial Arts as part of the Xtreme Team at the Canadian Open in Gatineau, Que., were Marissa Meandro (from left), Bradley Chaput and Juliana Meandro. Supplied photo.

A trio of young martial artists representing Benoit's Martial Arts have returned home with exceptional results from the Canadian Open in Gatineau, Que.

Marissa Meandro, 12, Bradley Chaput, 13 and Juliana Meandro, 10, are members of the Xtreme team. They were happy with their placings in their respective divisions, said a release from Benoit's Martial Arts.

Marissa, in the girls black belt 12 and under division, was able to capture a gold in traditional kata, a bronze in traditional weapons, as well as a bronze in open weapons. She also earned a spot to take part in the tournament's night show in the elite junior kata division, where she finished in second place.

Bradley, in the 13-14 boys black belt division, earned a gold medal in traditional kata and a silver in traditional weapons.

Juliana competed in the 9-10 girls advanced belt division and was a finalist in her three events.

Bradley will be attending the Amerikick Internationals, which take place in Philadelphia from March 28-29.

Marissa and Juliana will competed in the USA Open and Junior International Cup being held in Las Vegas in April.

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