Saturday, April 12, 2014
The 4th Annual "Steel City" Chinese Martial Arts Championship will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center at the heart of the city of Pittsburgh.
The tournament will take place in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom which is located on the third floor and offers over 20.000 SQ Feet of carpeted space and high ceilings.
This is a great opportunity for competitors located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and other neighboring states to build their ratings and prepare for the full ICMAC competition season which really heats up in the summer months.
We look forward to welcoming you to Pittsburgh and thank you for your continued support.
Nick Scrima and Hesheng Bao
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2013 "Steel City" Tournament
The 3rd Annual "Steel City" Chinese Martial Arts Championship was held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
A happy competitor displays his medal!
The event is now well established in the ICMAC Circuit and we look forward to 2014 and beyond.
There was lots of action in the Wushu ring!
2012 "Steel City" Tournament
Nearly 200 competitors gathered at the Greentree Sportsplex on Saturday, April 14, 2012 for the 2nd Annual "Steel City' Chinese Martial Arts Championship.
Competitors came from all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and a team even made it from China.
Its always encouraging to see people travel to ICMAC events and to see the camaraderie that is building amongst the different schools and athletes. "Friendship Through Martial Arts".
We want to recognize the Special Guests, Judges and Sifus that supported the event; they appear here in Alphabetical order: Brian Allen, Tianrong An, Wenxiang Bai, Walter Bey, Betsy Chapman, Mark Dysinger, Sara Gellhorn, Nick Gracenin, Evita Guarjado, Gary Harris, Jose Johnson, Christopher Leyesa, Wei Luo, Sean Marshall, Mark Mastascusa, Dale McDine, Paul Mowrey, Daniel Ostrow, Phuoc Phan, Marlon Pilossoph, Ben Schofield, David Slaughter, Ty Stupak, John Todhunter, Rengang Wang, Bingwen Wang, Zhenshen Wang, Zhonghua Wang, Arthur Wong, Tony Yang, Wei Zhang, Yun Zhang, Gregory Zoganas
Special thanks go out to Sifu
Chris Young of the Steel Dragon Kung Fu for his Lion Dance performance during the opening ceremonies.
We wish to extend our appreciation to everyone that supported the event and to all the volunteers who worked so hard to insure that everything ran smoothly.
We look forward to continuing to build this event!
Hesheng Bao and Nick Scrima
2011 "Steel City" Tournament
The "Steel City" Chinese Martial Arts Championship which was held on March 12, 2011 at the beautiful Grand Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh was a resounding success.
Nearly 300 competitors and a packed house of spectators descended on the Wyndham Grand in Downtown Pittsburgh for this Inaugural tournament. Competitors came from all surrounding states and from as far away as Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Florida.
We want to thank all the competitors, officials, VIPs, volunteers and spectators for helping make this event a success. Special thanks go out to all the parents for their support; we had over 100 kids participate in the tournament.
We want to recognize some of our Special Guests, Officials and Masters who helped make this event possible.
Special recognition and appreciation goes out to Sifu Chris Young and his team for the Lion Dance performance both for the Opening Ceremonies and for the Masters Demonstration.
VIPs: Tony Yang, An Tianrong, Zhang Yun, Kangni Hu, Nick Gracenin, Ernest Rothrock, Mike Barry,
Wang Rengang, Kai Yu,, Norman Smith and Arthur Wong, who was also our coordinator for the event.
Officials in alphabetical order: Chris Alexis, Brian Allen, Walter C. Bey, Y. Yuen Chan, Vince Curtis, Mike DiMaggio, Mark Dysinger, Gary Harris, Haiyun Hu, Jose Johnson, Raz Levinson, Yanxi Liu, Dale McDine, Paul Mowrey, Daniel Ostrow, Christine Rice, James Rodgers, Matthew Schneider, Ben Schofield,
David Slaughter, Brandon Smith, John Todhunter, Zhenshen Wang, Yang Wang, Gregory Zoganas and Lucien Zoll.
Other Sifus who sent students and supported our event: Kevin Chan, Strider Clark, Louis Diaz, Bajung Jiang, J. Lauflenburger, Mark Mastascusa, Tim Niiler, Phuoc Phan, Hugh Samples, Mike Solito, Allen Tjiong, Jennifer Tjiong, Martin Ware, Zhang Guifeng, Bill Wong, and Zhonghua Wong.
Most Supportive School Awards: This year we had a tie between the
Seven Mountains Spirit Fist Kung-Fu in Philadelphia, PA under Master Phuoc Phan and
Sifu Slaughter's Chinese Martial Arts School, Cranberry Township, PA under Sifu David Slaughter. Please look at all the other schools who showed strong support for the tournament Click Here
We apologize if we missed anyone!
With heartfelt gratitude,
Master Hesheng Bao and Nick Scrima
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