Sundance Tae-Kwondo members reach podium

It was medal haul mania for Sundance Taekwon-Do students at the inaugural International B.C. Cup at Rutland Secondary School last weekend.

It was medal haul mania for Sundance Taekwon-Do students at the inaugural International B.C. Cup at Rutland Secondary School last weekend.

Vernon and Kelowna members were among 151 competitors from 17 clubs across B.C. and Alberta in the Sundance-hosted event and they pocketed 35 medals including 13 gold. The event was a huge success said tourney director and Sundance instructor David White.

“All of our students worked really hard and showed an incredible level of sportsmanship throughout the event” he said. “There were no injuries throughout the day and everyone had a great time which is a testament to the more than 35 umpires and officials overseeing the event.”

The school is sending three members to world championships, Oct. 23-27, in Benidorm, Spain: black belts Kelly Kinniburgh, Abbie Bennett and Brad Cotey.

At the B.C. Cup, athletes could compete in three disciplines: patterns, light-contact sparring and power breaking. The cup, awarded to the school with the highest average results, went to Freedom Taekwon-Do in Prince George. Sundance was second, followed by Triumph Taekown-Do of Port Coquitlam.

The club is accepting new members. Visit: www.sundancemartialarts.com.

Full Sundance Taekwon-Do B.C. Cup results:

Travis Barker, 14-17 boys black belt: gold in patterns, bronze in sparring.

Natalie Bowie. 18-34 women’s black belt: bronze in patterns.

Judy Conway, 35+ women’s black belt: bronze in patterns, gold in sparring.

Sam Lau, 35+ men’s black belt: silver in patterns.

Andy Leung, 18-34 men’s black belt: silver in sparring.

Ciara Wilson, 14-17 girls black belt: bronze in patterns, gold in sparring.

Mitchell Alexander, 14-17 boys red belt, silver in sparring.

Tyler Barker, 9-11 boys red belt, silver in patterns.

Aidan Bennett, 9-11 boys red belt, bronze in sparring.

Charlie Bennett, 6-8 boys yellow belt, gold in patterns and sparring.

Jacob Bennett, 12-13 boys red belt: bronze in patterns, gold in sparring.

Sarah Crerar, 12-13 girls red belt: bronze in patterns, gold in sparring.

Brody Duchesneau, 9-11 boys green belt: gold in patterns and sparring.

Arianna Lapham, 18-34 women’s white belt: bronze in patterns.

Brianna Li, 9-11 girls blue belt: bronze in patterns and sparring.

Ted Li, 18-34 men’s green belt: gold in patterns and sparring.

Jayden Li, 9-11 boys green belt: bronze in patterns.

Cole Mackay, 9-11 boys blue belt: bronze in patterns.

Calvin Tse, 12-13 boys yellow belt, silver in patterns and sparring.

Paul Underwood, 18-34 men’s white belt: bronze in patterns.

Brydon Vaux, 14-17 boys yellow belt: silver in patterns, gold in sparring.

Maira Wilson, 9-11 girls red belt: gold in patterns, bronze in sparring.