Miya Mulvey, 10, helping prepare (left) Claire Birch, 10, and Ruby Birch, 8, for patterns. (Contributed photo)

Miya Mulvey, 10, helping prepare (left) Claire Birch, 10, and Ruby Birch, 8, for patterns. (Contributed photo)

Smithers Winter Classic Taekwon-Do Championships

Results for Smithers and Houston athletes who were among the 71 athletes who participated.

On Saturday, Dec. 9, Harmony Taekwon-Do hosted their first winter tournament at Ebenezer Canadian Reformed School in Smithers.

A total of 71 athletes from the Northwest participated in the tournament — athletes from Prince George, Ft. St. James, Burns Lake, Houston, Smithers, Hazelton and Terrace.

The following athletes were from Harmony Taekwon-Do in Smithers:

Ruby Birch

yellow belt – age 8

Patterns – Gold

Sparring – Silver

Claire Birch

yellow belt – age 10

Patterns – Gold

Sparring – Gold (age group 10-12 yellow belt division)

Sparring – Gold (age group 12-13 yellow belt division)

Jesse Birch

yellow belt – age 12

Gold – Patterns

Silver – Sparring

Mrs. Birch

yellow belt

Gold – Patterns

Gold – Sparring

Miya Mulvey

blue belt – age 10

Gold – Patterns

Silver – Sparring

Layla Mulvey

blue belt, red stripe – age 12

Gold – Sparring (blue to red stripe division)

Gold – Patterns

Gold – Sparring (red to black stripe division)

Racquelle Mulvey

blue belt, red stripe – age 14

Gold – Sparring

Silver – Patterns

Anaise Labonte

blue belt, red stripe – age 15

Benjamin Glanz

blue belt – age 10

Silver – Sparring

Thomas Glanz

blue belt – age 13

4th place – Sparring

Trevor Schibli

1st Dan – age 16

Gold – Patterns

Silver – Sparring

Fred Hudson

4th Dan – age 53

Silver – Patterns

Silver – Sparring

Houston Taekwon-Do is affiliated with Harmony Taekwon-Do (Smithers). Fred Hudson is the testing instructor for Houston Taekwon-Do. Their head instructor is Les Mo0rgan. The following athletes competed:

Jacob Metcalf

white belt – age 9

Bronze – Patterns

Bronze – Sparring

Ryan Neufeld

yellow stripe – age 8

Silver – Patterns

Gold – Sparring

Lucas Neufeld

yellow stripe – age 10

Bronze – Patterns

Silver – Sparring

Les Morgan

2nd Dan – age 44

Gold – Patterns

Bronze – Sparring

 

Ruby Birch, 8, earned patterns gold and sparring silver.                                 Contributed photos

Ruby Birch, 8, earned patterns gold and sparring silver. Contributed photos

Mrs. Birch and her kids Ruby, Claire, Jesse.

Mrs. Birch and her kids Ruby, Claire, Jesse.