Baguio Teams siphon Alaminos dry in Regional Taekwondo war with record 39-golds
Posted: 25-Sep-2011 / 5 years 31 weeks ago
ALAMINOS CITY – Team Baguio ruled the 6th Regional Adventure Hundred Islands Taekwondo Championships anew, September 17, at the Don Leopold Auditorium here.
Composed of the city’s formidable gyms – The Baguio Defenders Taekwondo Do Jang (BDTDJ), Ultimate Fitness Center – Art Haven (UFC-Art), Bravehearts Gym, and GB Sports Taekwondo Training Center (GB) garnered a record 39-golds, 27-silvers, and 53-bronze medals.
Team Baguio split into four teams after opportunity to snatch all trophies presented itself. In the end, the Overall Championship, Overall 1st Runner Up, and Overall 2nd Runner Up trophies found its way to the ‘Fighting City of Pines’.
BDTDJ once again proved supreme in Northern Luzon as they carted away 21-golds, 12-silvers, and 20-bronzes in the tournament graced by the best jins from Northern Luzon.
BDTDJ which core is composed mainly of jins from the University of Baguio (UB) bagged best team in both grade and high school divisions making them overall champions in the Philippine Taekwondo Association- (PTA) sanctioned tourney.
Leaving lowland jins with headaches and bruises for gold were jins Richard Ulat, Elija Butac, Ejay Dongbo, Bella Madayag, Britta Madayag, Yenyen Magalong, Tricia Buscagan, Eiron Biscocho, Justin de Guzman Ivan Murry Solimen, Monsour Salazar, Christian Duntugan, Ailiester Fias-ilon, and Jacquelene Buenavente.
BDTDJ sustained the onslaught in the juniors division with UB’s Keno Mendoza, Leomar Agyamoc, Scott Romuar, Shanelle Romuar, Angelica Joyce Gaw, and Ysa Lyka Delos Reyes.
Settling for silver meanwhile were Magnus Garcia, Tristan Badando, Bryle Madayag, Angelo Penullar, Arriana Badando, Renee Sheridan Barawa, Kirby Bulwayan, Randolf Gonzales, Joefel Galera, Ican Balinong, Kriszna Chaitania Liporada, and Paola Rose Salazar.
Wrapping up the medal heave for BDTDJ are bronze finishers Timothy Castillo, George Garcia, Thyron Gayaso, Joshua Palitog, Bryzon Madayag, Faith Rumillan, Rowena Chorachor, Lester Acdag, Rama Chandra Liporada, John Manuel Raymundo, Clyde Benzon, Paolo Wong, Kleo Aberin, Jessa Tumlayen, Krizelle Yadao, Kate De Guzman, Chester Duntugan, Justin Manzano, Carmela Bernardo, Leslie Agyamoc, Jhe-ann Alunday, and Brighty Salazar.
UFC-Art jins led by coaches Melvin Morte and Mark Rico on the other hand had an impressive haul with 8-golds, 1-silver, and 7-bronze medals for the Overall 1st Runner Up trophy.
The UFC-Art golds are courtesy of Shane Jeremy Benavente, Arth Mhajichon Gano, Miguel Angelo Yu, Joshua Dizon, Anthony Delizo, Tiffany Delizo, John Christian Mapalo, and Kriz Demfour Atas.
Meantime, the lone silver went to John Gervin Astrologio while the bronze medalists include Van Bernard Emboltorio, John David Madayag, Lance Alvin Acejo, Jack Natividad, Arthur Wasing Jr., Stephen Marcus Bamba, and Khervin Galamay.
The wards of Bravehearts coach Michael Albert C. Velo on the other hand landed Overall 2nd Runner Up courtesy of first place finishers Keyya David, Creishna Kate Gayudan, Idan Josh Pagaduan, Jayral Dunuan, Kendrix Galian, and Marielle Salazar.
Hard earned silvers on the other hand were contributed by Raimee Rose Arugay, Roman Arugay, Renzel Munar, and Ivan Shane Regaspi.
Finishing bronze are Chelsea Xen Tacay, Georgette Ang, Janet Penchog, Shaira Mae Gayudan, Jan Erika Bersamira, Jethro Tamio, Timothy Epad, Chlark Wandag, Lowell Libertine Manuel, Rafiel Dhave Selmo, Mary Samantha Bataican, Renzil Tereng, and Troy Mencio Jr.
Finally, the smallest contingent but definitely not the last in the medal tally is the GB Sports led by coach Gilbert Balancar which raked in 4-golds, 10-silvers, and 11-bronzes.
Leading GB’s medal haul were Ivan Pal-et, Jesieraine Quinagon, Maureen Ato, Kaye Portia Duday for golds.
Settling for silvers were Ezra Sagaoc, Rustom Leganzo, Edronnel Lidua, Odie Joe Lidua, MJ Nicole Sagaoc, Jerimei Tabisula, Frankie Niduasa, Christopher Morales, Joseph Solomon, and Jermaine Joyce Reynosa.
Rounding up GB’s haul with bronzes were Joshua Landa, Josh Caguioa, Aila Calip, Monique Ato, Jherieca Halal, Lindsay Bagano, Jed Betnac, Frederick Niduasa, Ace Navales, Jermaine Reynosa, and Brian Hugat.
The jins are currently in Manila for the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) National Inter-school Taekwondo Championships slated September 24 and 25, where the UB jins are heavily favored to win another major plum.**ISL