South Dundas Taekwondo wins in Almonte

South Dundas Taekwondo dojang – Twenty-four students from the South Dundas Taekwondo dojang (school) competed at the 2017 Edge Color Belt Classic Taekwondo tournament held April 22nd in Almonte. Pictured above in the front row (l-r): Avery Adair, Dominick Lane, Lanie Verhey, Kerrington Kelly, Gavin Pergunas, Addison Grant and Markus Szuky. Middle row (l-r): Master Marin, James Szuky, Gabriel Lane, Tristan Oosterhof, Trinity Oosterhof, Emma Benoit, Ryder Kelly, Jack Croteau and Ayden Grant. Back row (l-r): Aodhan Lowson, Shane Larocque, Ken Pretty, Connor Pretty, Trena Grant and Michael Grant. Absent from photo: Morghan McCormick, Conner Thoms and Luke Byvelds. (The Leader/Blancher photo)

South Dundas school wins 41 medals including two double-gold.

IROQUOIS – Twenty-four students from the South Dundas Taekwondo dojang (school) competed at the 2017 Edge Color Belt Classic Taekwondo tournament held April 22nd in Almonte. They were among 19 schools competing at the tournament from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, along with international schools from New Hampshire and Puerto Rico.

This is the first large tournament the school has competed in since its formation in 2015.

“Our students from South Dundas TKD competed fairly, respectfully, honorably and with confidence,” said Master Morin, chief instructor of the school.

“Although medals alone don’t necessarily signify one’s success, I am very pleased to have witnessed camaraderie, sportsmanship, as well as quiet confidence as our students competed successfully.”

Students competed in three individual competitions, Tul (patterns), Matsogi (sparring) and the Breaking Challenge.

Lanie Verhey won bronze in sparring and in the breaking challenge.

Ken Pretty won silver in patterns, bronze in sparring and gold in the breaking challenge.

Dominick Lane won gold in the breaking challenge.

Avery Adair won bronze in sparring and silver in the breaking challenge.

Jack Croteau won silver in the breaking challenge.

Markus Szuky won gold in the breaking challenge.

Double-gold for Grant – Trena Grant (right) won double-gold at the 2017 Edge Color Belt Classic Taekwondo in Almonte April 22nd. Grant won gold medals in Tul (patterns) and Matsogi (sparring). She also won a silver in the breaking challenge. Pictured left is Master Marin of the South Dundas Taekwondo dojang. (The Leader/Blancher photo)

Gabriel Lane won bronze in patterns and gold in the breaking challenge.

Morghan McCormick won double gold medals, one in sparring and one in the breaking challenge. She also won bronze in patterns.

James Szuky won silver in patterns and in the breaking challenge, along with bronze in sparring.

Connor Pretty won silver in sparring and the breaking challenge, and bronze in patterns.

Shane Larocque won two silvers, one in sparring and one in the breaking challenge.

Trena Grant was a double-gold medal winner, winning in patterns and sparring. She also won a silver in the breaking challenge.

Addison Grant won bronze in each category, patterns, sparring and the breaking challenge.

Ryder Kelly won bronze in the breaking challenge.

Luke Byvelds won the silver medal in sparring, and a bronze in the breaking challenge.

Ayden Grant was a bronze medalist in sparring.

Emma Benoit won gold in sparring, bronze in the breaking challenge.

Trinity Oosterhof won bronze in sparring and silver in the breaking challenge.

Aodhan Lowson won bronze in sparring and silver in the breaking challenge.

Tristan Oosterhof was a bronze medalist in the breaking challenge.

Michael Grant won gold in the breaking challenge.

In addition to the competition, Master Marin awarded a sportsmanship award to student Gavin Pergunas.

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