BRING HOME MEDALS
July 2nd – July 8th Fergus Falls / Elbow Lake Tae Kwon Do had a team compete at the 2013 USAT National Tae Kwon Do Championships. The six-day 2013 USAT National Championships came to a close on July 8 at Chicago McCormick Place. In all, more than 1300 medals were awarded to the 4,193-athlete field, which was the largest in USA Taekwondo history.
The following athletes were coached by Ms. Amanda Wach and Mr. Ron Wach (Kukkiwan Certified 3rd Degree Black Belts). Ms. Bethany Wach age 13 (3rd Degree Junior Black Belt) competed in sparring and breaking. Ms. Bethany came home with a silver medal in sparring and finished in the top fourteen in breaking. Ms. Demara Bumgardner age 13 (1st Degree Junior Black Belt) competed in sparring and breaking. Ms. Demara placed 6th in sparring and finished in the top fourteen in breaking. Mr. Dakotah Mau age 13(1st Degree Junior Black Belt) competed in sparring and breaking. Mr. Dakotah came home with a bronze medal in sparring and finished in the top thirty in breaking. Mr. Wyatt Conner age 9 (1st Degree Junior Black Belt) competed in sparring where he placed 5th.
Each of these athletes trained hard for the past year for this week and all did an outstanding job.
HAVE SUCCESS IN FARGO
On October 26th, 2013 Fergus Falls / Elbow Lake Tae Kwon Do students participated in the Fargo Open Martial Arts Championships 2013. This tournament took place at Fargo North High in Fargo, ND.
The results of the tournament are as follows; Mr. Austin Barsness placed 2nd in breaking, 2nd in patterns, 1st in weapons, Ms. Bethany Wach placed 1st in sparring, 3rd in breaking, 3rd in patterns; Mr. Dakotah Mau placed 2nd in sparring, 2nd in breaking, 1st in patterns, Mr. Wyatt Conner placed 4th in sparring, 2nd in patterns, Ms. Isabelle Wittbrudt placed 1st in weapons, Ms. Jayden McKeever placed 2nd in sparring and 2nd in patterns, Ms. Bailey Conner placed 1st in sparring and 2nd in patterns, Ms. Aubrey Blanchet placed 1st in sparring and 1st in patterns, Ms. Venessa Blanchet placed 3rd in sparring and 2nd in patterns, Mr. Ethan Rosentreter placed 2nd in breaking and 3rd in patterns, Ms. Mashayla Mau placed 3rd in sparring and 3rd in patterns. Others that participated were Mr. Devin DeBlieck and Mr. Conrad Stockinger. All of the students had a very successful and rewarding day.
These students were coached by Master Amanda Wach and Master Ron Wach.