Taekwondo B.C. Cup brings home big winners

On June 11, the B.C. Cup was held in Prince George and 14 competitors from Fort St. James competed and brought home an array of medals.

  • Wed Jun 22nd, 2016 7:00pm
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Competitors along with coach Vera Poole display their medals from the Taekwondo B.C. Cup 2016.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

On June 11, the B.C. Cup was held in Prince George and 14 competitors from Fort St. James competed and brought home an array of medals.

The event which is hosted by Family Taekwondo is also sanctioned by the International Taekwondo Federation B.C.

Head Coach, Vera Poole was thrilled with having her students participate and wasn’t at all surprised by their success at the competition.

“I’m so happy with my students. They’ve worked so hard and did so sell.”

Poole, owner of Energy Connection Health and Fitness Ltd. in Fort St. James has trained for about 11 years and has been teaching for seven. She is 2nd dan black belt.

As always, Poole is excited to take her students to competitions.

“This was a huge success. The next one will be in Kamloops in November for the provincials. We’re so excited.”

Competitors and winnings from Fort St James at the B.C. Cup 2016:

Autumn A’Huille – bronze (sparring)

Sam Ian Bleeks – silver (patterns

Ava Burgart – silver (sparring)

Max Burgart – gold and gold (patterns and sparring)

Zuri Grondin – bronze and bronze (patterns and sparring)

Nikolai Legebokoff – gold and silver (patterns and sparring)

Casssidy MacDougall – silver (sparring)

Kyleigh Martin – gold (patterns)

Logan McKersie – bronze – (sparring)

Jayla Reierson – bronze and gold (patterns and sparring)

Tom Roberson – silver and gold (patterns and sparring)

Samuel Trebula – silver (sparring)

Vandrishe – bronze (sparring)

Cela West – bronze and bronze (patterns and sparring)