Once again, words cannot express how proud I am of our competitors and students at Big Sky. Also, I am extremely grateful to all my parents. What a whirlwind of events this past week… It has been a long but exciting week. It began with Stephanie competing at the USA Taekwondo National Championships in Minneapolis, MN last weekend where she won the Gold Medal (National Champion) in sparring and Bronze Medal (3rd place) in form. Then she met her teammates at the AAU Taekwondo National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, FL where she captured the Silver Medal (2nd Place) in sparring. She had amazing fights each time but only had two minutes to rest between the semifinal match and the final. She was a little tired
. Awesome job!!This was the first National Championships for Heather to compete in. She is the National Champion (Gold medal) in both her divisions (forms and sparring). Wow Heather!!! Awesome job!!This was also the first National Championships for Benjamin. Benjamin is the Gold Medal winner (1st place) and National Champion in sparring. He also won the Silver Medal (2nd place) in forms. Awesome job!!This was Jason’s second time at Nationals. He did not medal last year but made up for that this year through his dedication and hard work. Jason placed third (Bronze Medal) in sparring. Awesome job!!Xiang-Fei and Adam fought hard tough fights but did not medal this year. I am still so proud of them. Awesome job!!In order to win a medal at the national championship you must place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in your division.
After a week of competition and six competitors Big Sky brought home:
4- Gold Medals
2- Silver Medals
2- Bronze Medals