This past Saturday, November 22, the Brown University Taekwondo Club hosted its second annual Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC) Tournament in the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center (OMAC). With over 30 club volunteers and 15 alumni volunteers, Brown Taekwondo successfully directed 365 competitors registered from 23 schools on the East Coast, including MIT, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Princeton, and Tufts. Brown's team itself had a strong showing with 44 registered competitors, and won first place in Division II.
Taekwondo is an ancient Korean martial art as well as one of the core Olympic Sports. At the tournament, participants competed in two categories: Poomsae (forms) and Kyorugi (sparring). The Brown University team is coached by Master Sung Park ‘96 and an Instructor Board composed of Brown students.
Last April, Brown Taekwondo won first place at the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association (NCTA) Championships adding to the other three Overall National Champion titles and seven Novice Division National Champion titles.
Results are as follows:
Cheyenne Morrin - Silver (Blue Belt Division)
Anita Yun - Silver (Green Belt Division)
Marisa Vang - Bronze (Green Belt Division)
Nari Lee - Finalist (Black Belt Division)
Michael Thiesmeyer - Finalist (Black Belt Division)
Nathan Malimban - Finalist (White/Yellow Belt Division)
Women's A1 (Nari Lee, Morgan Cheatham, Jenna Merrin, Katelynn Pan) - Silver
Men's A1 (Rob O'Connell, Matthew Menzies) - Bronze
Women's B1 (Cheyenne Morrin, Oriana Shulevitz-Rosado) - Silver
Men's B1 (Ian Cheung, Jacques Van Anh, Alpha Diallo) - Silver
Women's C1 (Cynthia Hale-Phillips, Julia Ladics, Anita Yun) - Bronze
Women's C3 (Nancy Truong, Mercy Cheptoo) - Quarterfinals
Contact: Emma Corcoran ’16, Anita Yun ‘17
Brown Taekwondo Publicity Chair