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

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

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