“Master Chuang Inherits a Program That Won 20 Medals at Worlds in 2014″
TeamUsa.org posted the announcements on December 2nd, 2014, the USAT has officially named our very own Master Dan Chuang as the National Poomsae Team Head Coach! Among his many accolades as an athlete and a coach at the regional, national and international level, Master Chuang continues to make his family, his teams and his community proud.
The U.S. had one of the largest teams at the tournament – 48 unique athletes competing in a total of about 35 divisions, plus 4 national team coaches, one of which is our very own Master Dan Chuang. Master Chuang was assigned nine divisions to coach, including of course t.Bos/CW Boston athlete Carissa Fu, who is competing in arguably the most competitive and largest division of the tournament, the female individual division 18-30 years old.
Carissa Fu competed on the last day of competition, in the largest division of the tournament, Female Individual Senior 1 (18-30 yrs), and she made history by earning a BRONZE medal - the first medal of any kind for USA for this division.
Prelims (16 to 8 in Flight 1 of 2, 6th Overall): 7.88
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Congrats to everyone who competed today at the New England Taekwondo Championships in Tewksbury, MA! Everyone who competed also helped to run the tournament through the whole morning – amazing to do both refereeing and competing in the same day. The divisions were big and everyone had to fight multiple matches and/or quality opponents without exception!
Matt Weinberg – GOLD, black belt forms
Chris Lo – SILVER, black belt forms
Joy Sun – GOLD, black belt sparring (heavy)
Matt Weinberg – GOLD, black belt sparring (light)
Will Malan – GOLD, Green Belt Sparring (heavy)
Karin Wefald – SILVER, black belt sparring (light)
Chris Lo – BRONZE, black belt sparring (light)
John Shin – BRONZE, black belt sparring (light)
Sean Landergan – BRONZE, black belt sparring (heavy)
Also from t.Xcel and West Side:
Olivia – GOLD, black belt sparring (adult)!
Darlin – GOLD, black belt sparring (heavy)
Thanks also to everyone who volunteered! You guys were tireless, worked miracles and got the job done!
Oktoberfest was a blast! Thanks to all who stopped by and stayed a while to help out! Special thanks to Kristien Creamer, Amanda Neville, Karen Harvey, Damian Bero, Linda Chen, Miki Polumbum, and Kevin Lu. And a BIG thank you to Chris Lo, our Dojang Manager, for all your help to put this event together. It was a beautiful day and we got a lot of interest from the community!
Can’t wait to see who the winner of the raffle is!
- Joy Sun, VP of Events
(Photo Credit: Amanda Neville)
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