Dual Dragon Tae Kwon Do students return from regional tournament with multiple medals

Well done -– Zach Darby of Stettler’s Dual Dragon TKD school is presented with a gold medal for sparring in the 5-7 year old white/yellow belt division during last weekend’s tournament in Wetaskiwin.

Well done -– Zach Darby of Stettler’s Dual Dragon TKD school is presented with a gold medal for sparring in the 5-7 year old white/yellow belt division during last weekend’s tournament in Wetaskiwin.

Over 40 members of Stettler Dual Dragons Tae Kwon Do school competed Saturday in a tournament hosted by Hetlinger Tae Kwon Do in Wetaskiwin, which concluded the season for provincial TKD events.

Participants ranged in age from five to adult, with many competitors returning home with double medals.

Will Brown, who just received his 1st Dan Blackbelt on March 4, competed in his first Blackbelt Power Breaking competition breaking 5 bricks, just one shy of making it into the finals for the event.

Melaine Cheater returned to competition following a fractured wrist received at the Jan. 29 Stettler tournament to win gold in Forms in the women’s white/yellow belt division.

Andrea King won gold in the 12-13 year old green/blue belt division with her demonstration of sparring.

Kaitlyn Jenkins, 10-year old white belt won gold in Forms and silver in Sparring.

“She was so excited. She did great,” said Cade Bengert, instructor at Dual Dragons .

Bengert also competed in the tournament and finished with a bronze in Blackbelt Forms and gold in Team Sparring.

Dave Hargreaves, 4th Dan, Owner and Chief Instructor of Dual Dragons, was presented with a trophy, the fifth in a row, recognizing the local school for having the largest club participation at the tournament.

“I’m extremely proud that my students showed their competitive spirit by attending so many tournaments and representing us so well.” Hargreaves said.