WESTMINSTER -- The Vermont State Nationals took place on Saturday at the Bellows Falls Union High School gym, and were hosted by Rouleau-Holley's Tae Kwon Do. Over 380 martial artists competed, and close to 1000 spectators filled the gym.
[SLIDESHOW: Check out the sights from this year's competition, here.]
During the first demo team competition, the Rouleau-Holley team took first place. The Kyle Gilbert memorial scholarship fund raised $1,200, which was split with a 50-50 raffle winner. An anonymous donor then matched the half raised by the drawing. Brattleboro VFW, Post # 1034 was present at the ceremony.
Denise Rouleau, co-owner of Rouleau-Holley's, said she was pleased with the turnout. "We would like to thank BFUHS and the football team for use of the gym," she said.