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Warriors United Tournament Featured Karateka - Keaton Detwiler

Keaton Detwiler Sparring

Eighth grader getting kicks out of karate tournaments

By Brett Hart
April 15, 2016 - With the Warriors United Tournament Circuit's Rumble on the River 3 tournament approaching on April 23. We'd like to take a look back at one of the top performers of the March 12 Connellsville Classic - the most recent Warriors United Tournament, sponsored and equipped with Greatmats martial arts mats.

Fourteen-year-old Keaton Detwiler, an eighth grader at Connellsville Junior High, is a student of Culver Karate School in Connellsville, Penn., and was named the 2016 Competitor of the Year.

Detwiler, who's been training in martial arts since age 5, has advanced to a brown belt and picked up four state championships along the way. Detwiler competes in Kata, Weapons, Sparring and Board Breaking with sparring being his favorite. He is currently undefeated in the Warriors United circuit.

A two-sport athlete Detwiler has also been playing soccer since age 6 and currently competes for the junior high team as well as both inhouse and traveling teams with the Connellville Soccer Club.

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Keaton Detwiler
Culver Karate School
Connellsville PA 15425
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