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Saturday's Japan Martial Arts Academy of Bakersfield's results from the Fresno Martial Arts Championships: Sensei Jon Cobbs (1st place kata, 2nd weapons kata); Grant Mc Mahon (2nd kata, 2nd weapons kata, 2nd kumite); Phillip Anderson (2nd kata, 3rd weapons kata); Brendan Keefer-Johns (3rd kumite).

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American Cheer Flyers recently competed at the 2014 Cheerleading World Championships in Orlando, Fla. The Medium Co-ed Level 5 team made Top 10 on the first day, placing seventh out of 32 teams and qualifying for finals. The Flyers took fourth place overall on the second day, and received a perfect pyramid score.

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Three wrestling coaches from Bakersfield recently competed at USA Wrestling's Greco-Roman and Freestyle Veteran National Championships in Las Vegas. Brett Clark (Mira Monte), Paul Garcia (Bakersfield Christian) and Ryan Meloche (Bakersfield Christian) all earned the "Stop Sign" award for competing. Coach Meloche and Garcia wewre sponsored at the event by comedian Gabriel Iglesias. Meloche and Clark competed in both wrestling styles in Division B (the 34-42 years of age group). Meloche competed in the 76 kg/167.5-pound weight class, earning the freestyle title and placing third in Greco-Roman. Clark competed in the 130 kg/213.75-286.5-pound weight class, earning the freestyle title and placing second in Greco-Roman. Coach Garcia also competed in both wrestling styles in Division C (the 42-50 years of age group). Garcia competed in the 76 kg/167.5-pound weight class, placing third in Greco-Roman.



Bakersfield Mavericks 9U club team is seeking players to start competing at a high level. Call Matt Ornelaz (661) 836-1313 or email: . Player can not turn 10 before May 1.


Bakersfield Jam Spring Camp, led by assistant coach George Galanopoulos May 3-4 and May 17-18, for boys and girls grades 1-12), at the Dignity Health Event Center, 1400 Norris Rd. First-come, first-serve. Camp is limited to 30 campers per session. For more information and registration, emil: ggalanopoulas@baersfieldjam.com or bakersfieldjam.com


The Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation offers beginning fencing classes at 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. At 7 p.m. Tuesdays there is an advanced class. All classes can be started at any time and they are held at the NOR Community Center on Norris and Fruitvale. For more information, call Lucas (661) 319-2235. Classes are open to children and adults and equipment is available for use.


Bustos Elite 16U travel team open tryouts at 1 p.m. Saturday (May 3) at Stockdale High. All positions are open. Players must be willing to travel to compete at a high level. We will be attending several college showcase tournaments as well as nationals in San Diego. Contact coach Albert Martinez (661) 378-1942 or David Chavez (661) 637-9159 for additional information.


Centennial High Spring Camp, 5-8 p.m. May 9, grades K-7. Learn from Centennial coaching staff and players. Cost is $30. E-mail chris_trowbridge@kernhigh.org for more information.


All-American camp at Bakersfield College, noon-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m. June 23-26. Former NCAA All-Americans Nathan Morgan (from Bakersfield High, Oklahoma State) and Joe Gonzales (CSUB) will be among instructors with BC coach and camp director Bill Kalivas, and BC wrestlers. Lunch provided. $100 per camper. Coaches, call for discounts of 10 or more. Call (661) 301-5175.


BMX racing

Metro BMX races from April 21

Moto 1 (8 Cruiser): 1. Nathan Kitchen; 2. Ayden Daniel; 3. Rylee France; Moto 2 (14 Cruiser): 1. Chad Look Jr.; 2. Becca Garcia; 3. Will France; Moto 3 (26-30 Cruiser): 1. Ethan Lawson; 2. Jeff Corley; Moto 4 (5U Novice): 1. Tristan Rios; 2. Javob Reichenberg; 3. Jonathan McKinley; Moto 5 (5U Inter): 1. Brandon Walski; 2. Logan France; 3. Owen Harvey; Moto 6 (7 Novice): 1. Andrew Tabatt; 2. Dylan Gillet; 3. Kalyn Bunk; Moto 7 (8 Inter): 1. Calvin Corbell; 2. Rylee France; 3. Bladen France; Moto 8 (8 Expert): 1. Ayden Daniel; 2. Nathan Kitchen; 3. Mitchell Hooper; Moto 9 (9 Novice): 1. William Schwartz; 2. Bryceson Bunk; 3. Thomas Anderson; Moto 10 (10 Inter): 1. Will France; 2. Jayton Gilmore; 3. Alei Corbell; Moto 11(13 Inter): 1. Michael Patterson; 2. Ethan Williford; 3. Jaylen Ridenhour; Moto 12 (14 Expert): 1. Joshua Rice; 2. Tyler Gilmore; 3. Chad Look Jr. Moto 13 (19-27 Inter): 1. Sinjin Shepherd; 2. Jerahmy Bales; 3. Tommie Johnson