Local taekwondo school brings home 49 medals
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Darrell Cenido, 7, won three gold medals and a silver medal at the 2014 Golden State International Taekwondo Championships in Vallejo on May 10. He and his teammates brought home 49 medals in all from the competition. Courtesy of Wais Martial Arts Academy
Darrell Cenido, 7, won three gold medals and a silver medal at the 2014 Golden State International Taekwondo Championships in Vallejo on May 10. He and his teammates brought home 49 medals in all from the competition. Courtesy of Wais Martial Arts Academy
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Students from Wais Martial Arts Academy of Tracy won 49 medals at the 2014 Golden State International Taekwondo Championship on May 10 at Jesse Bethel High School in Vallejo.

The academy’s 25 competitors collected 21 gold medals, 22 silver medals and six bronze medals in sparring, forms, board breaking and creative forms.

Darrell Cenido, a 7-year-old red belt, won three gold medals in his division, claiming the top award in sparring, forms and board breaking. He also earned a silver medal in creative forms.

In the Poom black belt division , Keilah Visperas and Savannah Visperas, both 10, each won gold in “poomsae” — offensive and defensive techniques — and silver in creative forms. Gabriel Worth, 15, won gold in sparring and silver in board-breaking.

First-degree black belt Nadia Resendez , 8, won silver in sparring and board breaking and bronze in forms.

2014 Golden State International Taekwondo Championship

May 10, Jesse Bethel High School, Vallejo

Listed are name, age and awards of each Wais Martial Arts student.

First-degree black belt — Nadia Resendez, 8, silver in sparring, silver in board breaking, bronze in forms.

Poom black belt — Keilah Visperas, 10, gold in poomsae, silver in creative team forms. Savannah Visperas, 10, gold in poomsae, silver in creative team forms. Gabriel Worth, 15, gold in sparring, silver in board breaking.

Red belt — Darrell Cenido, 7, gold in sparring, gold in forms, gold in board breaking, silver in creative forms. Daniel Barron, 10, silver in forms.

Brown belt — Ethan Karthikeyan, 7, gold in forms, bronze in sparring. Isabella Sotto, 7, bronze in forms.

Blue belt — Jullian Belloso, 10, gold in forms, silver in sparring. Favian Velasquez, 11, gold in forms, silver in sparring.

Green belt — Carson Malogan, 7, gold in forms, silver in sparring. Zabiullah Arghandiwal, 12, silver in forms. Thar Zaw, 11, gold in sparring, gold in forms, silver in board breaking. Victoria Hernandez, 12, gold in forms, silver in sparring. Adham Waziri, 15, silver in forms.

Orange belt — Victoria Sotto, gold in forms.

Yellow belt — Kyrie Hernandez-Brothers, 4, gold in forms, silver in board breaking. Robert Garza, 7, gold in forms, gold in board breaking. James Chhay, 8, gold in board breaking, silver in forms. Janessa Garza, 8, bronze in forms, silver in board breaking. Robert Hernandez-Brothers, 11, gold in forms, gold in board breaking. Natalie Hernandez-Brothers, 12, silver in forms, bronze board in breaking. Alyna Melgar, 12, silver in forms, silver in board breaking. Alicia Hernandez-Brothers, 15, gold in forms, bronze in sparring.

White belt — Alicia Ya, 8, silver in forms, silver in board breaking.

Contact Bob Brownne at brownne@tracypress.com or 830-4227.

 

 

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