Locals Earn Taekwondo Medals

November 14, 2018

LOWELL -- A number of students from Master Tiger An’s Taekwondo Academy in Lowell took home medals from the U.S. Masters Taekwondo Open Championships held recently.

Fifteen students competed in Board Breaking, Olympic Sparring, and World Class Forms for the local studio as more than 500 competitors attended the event.

Master An’s brought home 12 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals:

Trevor Obdens, Poomse - Gold; Break - Gold; Spar - Gold.

Jonah Heroux, Poomse - Gold; Spar - Gold.

Kyra Chan, World Class Poomse - Gold.

Thomar Rocha, Poomse - Gold; Spar - Silver.

Gianluca Lofrano, Spar - Gold.

Peyton Holmes, Poomse - Gold.

Clara Nguyen, Poomse - Gold.

Trae Sealey, World Class Poomse - Gold.

Maya Chan, World Class Poomse - Gold.

Darath Chey, World Class Spar - Silver.

Kenny Bonny, Spar - Silver.

Willie Ortiz, World Class Spar - Bronze.

Angelia Liang, World Class Poomse - Bronze.

Arthur Nguyen, Poomse - Bronze.

Kelsey Vandalsum, World Class Poomse - 4th.

The team is led by Master Issa Ansara and Master Richard An. The studio is located on Middlesex Street in Lowell.

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