Metro Taekwondo Students Win Medals at National Championship

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Students in the Auraria Campus Taekwondo program place in the United States National Championships

Students in the Taekwondo class at Metro recently competed in the United States National Taekwondo Championships held from November 5-8th at the World Arena in Colorado Springs. The students have been working hard in the Taekwondo HPSL class taught by Master Bill Pottle and also training outside of class at the Korean Academy of Taekwondo. The students trained up to three times a day, often staying until 10 or 11 PM.

Three students competed in the Color Belt (novice) divisions and won medals in every event they entered. Katie Hoffman took Bronze in the Women's Green Belt Under 134 lbs forms division, and Silver in the Womens' Green Belt 121-134 lbs Sparring Division. Isidro Susano took Silver in the Men's Green Belt 141-154 lbs sparring division, losing in the finals by only one point. David Rodriguez won the bronze in the Men's Blue Belt 141-154 lbs sparring division.

All in all the tournament was a great experience, as many other students from the class came down to watch, cheer, and support the students who were competing. The tournament brought the best Taekwondo athletes from across the country to Colorado Springs, and the students were able to see and meet and hang out with current and former Olympic athletes.

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