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  • Courtesy photo

    Nashua 9-year-old Hayden Moses won the gold medal in traditional weapons competition at the National Karate Championships in Las Vegas.
  • Courtesy photo

    Nashua 9-year-old Hayden Moses won the gold medal in traditional weapons competition at the National Karate Championships in Las Vegas.
  • Courtesy photo

    Nashua 9-year-old Hayden Moses won the gold medal in traditional weapons competition at the National Karate Championships in Las Vegas.
Sunday, April 29, 2012

Nashua 9-year-old wins medal in Las Vegas

A trip to Las Vegas is a coming of age event for most people when they hit 21 years old.

Dreams of striking it rich on a slot machine or hitting big at the poker or Blackjack tables always creep into the minds of legal-aged adults.

What’s a 9-year-old have to gain from a Vegas vacation?

For Nashua’s Hayden Moses the answer is a simple one: bring home a gold medal.

Moses – an honors student at World Academy in Nashua who began martial arts at age 5 under the direction of Senior Master Robert Roy in Amherst – recently won the gold medal in traditional weapons competition at the National Karate Championships.

The first degree black belt from the Gate City is currently ranked Top 10 in the World (ages 9-11) in both traditional forms and traditional weapons and will compete at World Championships in both categories in Little Rock, Ark., in June.