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Kei Tsukamaki (right) in the Women's Team Match USA vs. Germany. Photo: Karen Schmucker, 2019

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Bryce Harrop and Chris Coppeans compete in 7th World Naginata Championship, July 2019.

INF 7th World Naginata Championship, Weisbaden, Germany, July 2019

The INF held its 7th World Naginata Championship Tournament on 6 July 2019. PNNF had 5 members on
Team USA.

Bryce Harrop and Chris Coppeans won third place in the Shikake-Oji competition. Kei Tsukamaki was a member of the USA Women's Team. They defeated Germany in their first match. Bryce Harrop was on the USA Men's Team. Kelsey Shamrell-Harrington won her first match against Italy in Women's Individuals. Chris Coppeans was a member of Team USA for men's Individuals. Sara Jensen fought for Team USA in the Goodwill Tournament.

Kurt Schmucker (Renshi) was a referee in the 7th WNC and in the Goodwill Tournament
Karen Schmucker (5-dan) and Kei Tsukamaki (5-dan) were referees in the Goodwill Tournament


PNNF Results in the INF 7th WNC:

Engi (shikake-oji)


Third Place    
Chris Coppeans/Bryce Harrop