In front is Gaffar Adam, of Gaffar Adam's Karate Academy, with some of his competitors, who are displaying the awards the group won at the recent New York State Games in Liverpool. In the second row are, from left, Ethan Shields and Tyler Eckman. In back are Ejuah Adam, Julie Vincent and Allie Eckman. Shields was first in creative weapons, creative open hand forms and point sparring. He also competed in the Nighttime Grands Show with his creative bo form in the 11 & Under Novice Division and finished second. Adam was first in creative weapons and point sparring. Vincent was first in traditional weapons, creative weapons, and creative open hand forms and also placed second in point sparring. Allie Eckman was third in creative open hand forms and was a finalist in point sparring while Tyler Eckman was a finalist in both creative open hand forms and point sparring.