Coaches and Fighters from Wilson’s Warriors Pai Lum Tao SAN SHOU National Team descended upon Madison, Wisconsin this past weekend for the U.S.K.S.F. Northern Regional Tournament. To say they did anything less than dominate would be a severe understatement! Led by SiGung Rich G. Wilson, the Coaches (SiGung Rich G. Wilson, FL – SiGung Rick Armstrong, TX – SiFu Otis Holland, WI – SiFu Patrick Finneran, TX – SiFu Scott Muelling, WI) and the Fighters (Luke Greenman, FL – Cain White, TX – Steve Henry, WI) represented us the best way they knew how.. by going UNDEFEATED as a team!
The team had 4 fights amongst the three representatives, Steve Henry fighting twice, with Luke Greenman and Cain White fighting once each. The four fights didn’t only produce four wins and three GOLD medals, but also produced four TKOs.. no one made it out of the 2nd round with our fighters! In fact, through those four fights, our fighters knocked their opponents to the ground an astonishing total of 9 times, requiring standing 8 counts by the referee! Furthermore – Luke, Cain and Steve averaged stopping their opponents in only 1:47 seconds.
The weekend was an absolute success, and provided an excellent opportunity to strengthen team camaraderie as they set their sights on the U.S.K.S.F. International Tournament in Baltimore, Maryland in July. The U.S.K.S.F. selects its U.S. Team to compete at the World Championships, once every 3 years, and selections will lean heavily towards the Gold medalists at this year’s upcoming event on July 28th. This year the World Championships will be held in Malaysia, and Wilson’s Warriors Pai Lum Tao SAN SHOU National Team aims to represent the U.S. in every weight division!
In addition, our Fighters and Coaches are looking forward to entertaining everyone at the 2012 Pai Lum Tao International Conference in Orlando, Florida the weekend of August 9th – 12th. The San Shou fights are a huge hit every year at The Conference, and this year will be no exception.. be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible!
A big “thank you” goes out to SiFu Scott Muelling, SiMo Wendy Muelling, SiFu Otis Holland, SiFu Bill Sciano, SiMo Kimberly Finneran and Kalyn Favichia for all of their help in making the weekend a complete success. From opening their home, to providing transportation, to film-work and saving seats at the event. This was a TEAM effort, and a testament that when we work as a ONE DRAGON, we can accomplish ANYTHING!