DRUMMOND — Nine Rocky Mountain Martial Arts students competed in the first Montana Taekwondo Association tournament of 2013 Saturday.
The event was the first tournament for the Drummond school, which is owned by Gordy Paske and his family.
Chase Nelson won a pair of gold medals to highlight the Butte school. Jess Goodwin, who sparred with a broken toe and still won bronze, took home a gold medal in poomse.
Aryana Rowe-Holland, Lillian Bressette and Ethan and Kaden McGillan also won gold medals in sparring.
Fahad Alhuzaim, who recently moved to Butte with his family from Saudi Arabia, competed for the first time.
The championship tournament was fully sanctioned and ran by the MTA, headed by Grandmaster Scott Miranti and of Great Falls and Master Dan Williams of Livingston.
RMMA owner Master James Miller said the event saw some very good competition, good sportsmanship and great hospitality.
The RMMA students ranged in age from 6 to 10 years old. Miller said they competed very well, gaining some good experience for future tournaments.
Next on the RMMA agenda will be the Zootown Kickdown Taekwondo tournament, which is Feb. 9 at the University of Montana Adams Center in Missoula.
Following are results of RMMA students at Saturday’s tournament in Drummond:
Fahad Alhuzaim — 6 year old yellow belt — silver in poomse and bronze in sparring.
Lillian Bressette — 8 year old yellow belt — bronze in poomse and gold in sparring.
Jess Goodwin — 9 year old yellow belt — gold in poomse and bronze in sparring.
Aryana Rowe-Holland — 6 year old yellow belt — silver in poomse and gold in sparring.
Tryston Johnson — 7 year old green belt — bronze in both poomse and sparring.
Ethan McGillan — 9 year old white belt — bronze in poomse and gold in sparring.
Kaden McGillan — 6 year old white belt — bronze in poomse and gold in sparring.
Chase Nelson — 10 year old green belt — gold in both sparring and poomse.
Bob Tyson — 7 year old green belt — silver in forms and fourth in sparring. 1 comment