The Quest team just got back from an exciting tour de force at the 21st Annual Yushen Lai Invitational Taekwondo Championship at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills.
Quest brought 35 athletes: 22 competed in poomsae and 18 in sparring.
THE WARM UP
Stretching, kicking, and last minute refinements.
After warm-ups come the actual “work” of competing. With belts of all colors, Team Quest athletes went above and beyond.
With hard work comes sweet victory.
POOMSAE RESULTS: 10 Gold, 8 Silver, 4 Bronze
GOLD: Yuki, Kirra, Laiou, Tyler, Dylan, Aliyah, Max C., Alan, Kristi, and Jenicole
SILVER: Christian, Jason G., Danielle, Cayden, Leila, Serrena, Vince, and Michael
BRONZE: Abigail, Jason S., Angenica, and Desmond
SPARRING RESULTS: 6 Gold, 2 silver, 10 Bronze
GOLD: Max C., Aldo, Sachi, Aliahnna, Reian, and Shelley
SILVER: Nik and Ian
BRONZE: Danielle, Cayden, Leila, Vince, Tyler T., Reinjen, David, Ena, Cyrilla, and Chloe (Tabil).
Every decorated athlete knows that victory and success is a collaboration between coach and athlete, master and student. Thank you to Master Gildo, Master Danny, and Master Vargas for your wisdom and relentless training and mentorship on the mat and in the gym. We also thank our wonderful Black Belt Leadership Team members who assisted during the event–leading warm-ups, keeping track of students, encouraging our team, and filling in as coaches.
Introducing, Reian Challoy, our unanimously elected Most Valuable Player. Reian clinched the gold medal. In doing so, he also showcased his superior agility, precise timing, and a “Fighter’s IQ” that is well beyond his years. Watch this formidable fighter and you will no doubt see skills that are only matched by an unrelenting passion to be the best.
All of this success wouldn’t be possible without the support of all our Quest parents, family, and friends. We are grateful for your cheers, words of encouragement, and tireless support. See you again at the next one!