Two officers win at karate olympics

Eagle staff report

Two officers from the Brazos County Sheriff’s Department won medals at the 2003 Police Olympics Karate Competition last month in Midland.

Oscar Favila won a gold medal in Kata and a bronze medal in Kumite at the June 19 event. Rhonda Forsthoff earned a bronze medal in women’s Kata.

Favila is a former kickboxer who has been a black belt in Shotokan Karate since 1983. He has taught martial arts in Madisonville since 1989.

Forsthoff, one of Favila’s students, has been training for about two years and is a yellow belt.

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