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Skelton Taekwondo Academy Earns 45 Trophies

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

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On Saturday, May 7 over 1,500 competitors from across the nation gathered at the Field House on the campus of Rose Hulman to participate in the Stars of the ATA Regional Taekwondo Championships. The American Taekwondo Association offers many programs ranging from basic marial arts, to self defense, to esteem and life skill building. Skelton's Taekwondo Academy located in Brazil sent 27 members who earned 45 trophies in Sparring,

Weapons, Form and One Step. They competed in the Tiny Tiger, Pee Wee, Kid, Junior, Teen and Adult Divisions. The participants and their placement were:

Dr. Dennis Skelton -- 5th Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor: 1st Sparring, 2nd Form, 2nd Weapons

Tom McKinney, Sr. -- 4th Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor: 2nd Sparring

Tom McKinney, Jr. -- 4th Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor: 3rd Form, 3rd Sparring, 3rd Weapons

Ronald Newbury -- 4th Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor: 3rd Sparring

Jordan Brown - 2nd Degree Black Belt: 4th Form

Jacob Booker -- 1st Degree Black Belt: 4th Form

Quincy Bryan -- 1st Degree Black Belt: 4th Form

Samantha Marsh -- 1st Degree Black Belt: 3rd Sparring

Rex Braden -- Recommended Black Belt -- 4th Form

Aaron Duell -- Brown Belt: 3rd Forms

Brett Warren -- Blue Belt: 1st Weapons, 4th Form

Samantha Bryan -- Purple Belt: 2nd Sparring, 3rd Form

Aaron Bruce -- Green Belt: 1st Form, 1st Sparring

Taylor Buis -- Green Belt: 2nd Sparring, 3rd Form

Grant Heald -- Camouflage Belt: 4th Form

Nick Marietta -- Camouflage Belt: 2nd Weapons, 2nd Sparring, 3rd Form

Nathan Brown -- Yellow Belt: 1st Form

Mase Dravigne -- Yellow Belt: 4th Form

Elijah Stinson -- Yellow Belt: 1st Form, 1st One Step

Kane Thomas -- Yellow Belt: 2nd Form, 3rd One Step

Morgan Brown -- Orange Belt: 1st Form, 1st One Step

Seth Harrison -- Orange Belt: 2nd Form, 2nd One Step

Allison Herrick -- Orange Belt: 2nd Form, 3rd One Step

Patrick Herrick -- Orange Belt: 3rd Form, 3rd One Step

Aaron McKinney -- Orange Belt: 1st Form

Emily Stinson -- Orange Belt: 3rd Form, 2nd One Step

Jordan Wampner -- White Belt: 3rd One Step



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