Volume 94, Issue 95

Wednesday, March 21, 2001


Spinning out and going the distance

Sixteen sweet teams try to survive

Tae Kwon Do does good

Taking a road trip just makes sense

Tae Kwon Do does good

Western's Tae Kwon Do team had a right to their share of green beer Saturday. Although they found themselves south of the border, no one reported being too upset at the higher drinking age, considering the events that overshadowed the Irish holiday.

Under the instruction of Master Daniel Hong, 5th Degree Black Belt of Hong's Tae Kwon Do, three Mustangs took first place honours at the Tiger Chung Open at Port Huron, Michigan.

"I was really nervous at first with everyone watching," said team member Teresa Whitter. "I just wanted to do my best, so I was really happy when I won."

Whitter said the team practiced a lot before the tournament and was well prepared going in. Of the seven members who travelled to the tournament, six won awards.

Tony Dasouze was awarded First place, Pattern (yellow belt/green stripe); Ashley Blacquiere, First place, Sparring (white belt/yellow stripe); Guillaume Woof, Second place, Pattern (White belt/yellow stripe); Teresa Whitter, First place, Pattern and Third place, Sparring (Orange belt); Geming Tu, Third place, Pattern and Second place, Sparring (Red Belt); Kevin Costa, Honourable Mention (white belt/yellow stripe).

Whitter said the team's next competition will be in Kitchener on Apr. 7. She said she expects everyone to do well.

–Jessica Leeder

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