Heights High senior captures karate gold in Italy
Heights High senior Chance Zurub won three gold medals at the World Kickboxing Council’s World Championships in Taranto, Italy, held Oct. 14–19.
Zurub won individual events for sparring and continuous sparring, and the three-person team sparring competition.
“It was great to win the individual events for sure,” said Zurub. “But there is no greater feeling than hearing your national anthem after a team win, in front of a huge crowd.”
To qualify for the world championships, he placed first at the national meet last summer in Detroit. This was his third time participating at the world competition, but the first time he won three gold medals. He competes in the 16- and 17-year-old group for contestants weighing under 132 pounds.
Zurub plans to attend college next fall and is applying to several schools in Ohio.
Joy Henderson is the parent/community liaison for Heights High.