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Students from Cook’s dominate in Wisconsin

Gerry Cook (standing far right) is with his 10 award winners after national-level competitiheld recently Wisconsin. | SPECIAL TO SUN-TIMES

Gerry Cook (standing at far right) is with his 10 award winners after a national-level competition held recently in Wisconsin. | SPECIAL TO SUN-TIMES MEDIA

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Updated: November 27, 2012 11:02AM



Ten students from Gerry Cook’s Professional Martial Arts studio in Waukegan earned a total of 17 trophies at the National Sport Association Nationals that were held recently in Madison, Wis.

Award winners from Cook’s Studio included:

■ Dominic “Ninja” Delorme of Gurnee, 4th in form and 1st in sparring.

■ Richard Neiper from Winthrop Harbor, Black Belt champ and 2nd in sparring.

■ Mike Mendez from Waukegan, 4th in form and 2nd in sparring.

■ Nestor Alonso from Waukegan, 2nd in form and 1st in sparring.

■ Cory Pollard from Zion, 1st in form and 1st in sparring.

■ Nadine Burleson from Waukegan, 2nd in form and 1st in sparring.

■ Christa Mendoza, 2nd in sparring.

■ J.C. Hawkins from Zion was 2nd in forms and 2nd in sparring.

■ Julian Rivera from Waukegan, 1st in sparring.

■ Marco Mojica, 1st in sparring.

All told, Cook’s talented team had seven first-place finishes, six seconds, and three fourths.



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