Everett girl wins gold medal at USA Karate Nationals

  • Mon Jul 23rd, 2012 10:49pm
  • Sports

Herald staff

Vienna Krumwiede of Everett competed at the 2012 USA Karate Nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 12-15, and finished with one gold medal, one silver medal and two bronze medals.

The 16-year-old Krumwiede, a student at Archbishop Murphy High School, was the national champion in kumite (sparring) for the advanced girls 16-17 +55-kilogram division. She placed second in kumite for the elite girls 16-17 -59-kilogram class, third in 16-17 female open weight team kumite, and third in kata (forms) for advanced girls 16-17.

Krumwiede will represent the United States at the Junior Pan American Karate Championships Aug. 27-Sept. 2 in CancĂșn, Mexico.


Casey Benson of Lynnwood competed at the 2012 Junior Olympic National Championships for trampoline and tumbling on July 5-11 in Long Beach, Calif.

Competing at Level 10 for 13-14 boys, the 13-year-old Benson was second in his flight on the trampoline and placed fourth in the finals. He placed third in his flight in power tumbling and fifth in the finals, and also placed ninth on the double mini.

Benson, who is entering the eighth grade at St. Thomas More Parish School in Lynnwood, will compete next season at the USA Gymnastics Junior Elite level.


Austin Bentley, a 2011 graduate of Kamiak High School, was part of the U.S. Naval Academy’s varsity lightweight four boat that won a gold medal at the Intercollegiate Rowing Championships on June 2 in Cooper River, N.J.

Bentley served as the stroke on the crew that won the 2,000-meter race in 6 minutes, 31.934 seconds. Harvard finished second in a time of 6:35.822 and MIT was third (6:39.572).