NCTA Athletes Excel at National Poomsae Team Trials
Congratulations to the members of the National Collegiate Poomsae Team who competed in the US National Poomsae Team Trials in Buffalo, NY on May 21-22, 2011! Two collegiate team members, Rene Chen and Long Nguyen, earned spots on the US national poomsae team and will be traveling to Russia to compete at the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Vladivostok, Russia on July 29-31.
Rene Chen earned a gold medal in women's 1st Senior (19-30) as well as a gold women's 1st Team (14-35), earning her two places on the US national team!
Long Nguyen earned a gold medal in the men's 1st Team (14-35) division, earning him a spot on the US national team!
Brandon DeSouza, with partner Rene Chen also earned a bronze medal in 1st Pair (14-35) in a very competitive division.
Long Nguyen earned a gold medal in the men's 1st Team (14-35 division).
Ryan Lien earned a bronze medal in the men's 1st Senior (19-30) division, and a silver medal in the men's 1st Team (14-35) division.
Also, congratulations to NCTA athletes Hazel Cruz and Lance Supnet, who earned a gold medal in 1st pair (14-35) division and earned spots on the team, as well as former US collegiate team member Bobby Ren, who earned a silver in 1st senior (19-30).
Finally, congratulations to NCTA vice president and US collegiate poomsae team coach Dan Chuang who earned a gold medal in Senior 2 (31-40) - he will also travel to Russia to represent the US on the national team.