U.S. Team Posts Two Top-10 Finishes on First Day of World Poomsae Championships
The U.S. team achieved two top-10 placings on Tuesday during the opening day of the 3rd WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Ankara, Turkey. The event runs through Thursday, Dec. 18.
David and Judith Turgeon (Amston, Conn.), competing in the 2nd Pairs division, went straight to finals and finished ninth.
David Turgeon, also competing in the 1st Master division, made the first cut but was eliminated in the second round of 13. Turgeon finished 10th overall.
In the individual Junior divisions, Lilian Angel (Orange, Calif.) and Matt Dunlap (Hermiston, Ore.) were both eliminated in the preliminary rounds, both finishing in the top 25 in large divisions.
Competition resumes on Wednesday. The daily schedule for the world championships is as follows:
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Lilian Angel (Orange, Calif.) - Junior Female
Matthew Dunlap (Hermiston, Ore.) - Junior Male
David Turgeon (Amston, Conn.) - 1st Master Male
David Turgeon & Judith Turgeon (Amston, Conn.) - 2nd Pair
Wednesday, Dec. 17
Kimberly Fritzsche (Owosso, Mich.) - 1st Senior Female
Muhammad Chishti (Carlsbad, Calif.) - 1st Senior Male
Muhammad Chishti & Lilian Angel - 1st Pair
Noreen Thackrey (Fresno, Calif.) - 2nd Master Female
Reggie Ubiadas (Simi Valley, Calif.) - 2nd Master Male
David Turgeon, Ron Southwick (Fort Worth, Texas), Garth Cooley (Indianapolis, Ind.) - 2nd Team Male
Barbara Brand (Fremont, Calif.), Tara Zielinski (Sacramento, Calif.), Anacleta Thorne (Elk Grove, Calif.) - 2nd Team Female
Thursday, Dec. 18
Aline Salzberg (Chatsworth, Calif.) - 2nd Senior Female
Jim Null (Banks, Ore.) - 2nd Senior Male
Dure Chang (Anchorage, Alaska) - 1st Master Female
Madison Motoyasu (Santa Clarita, Calif.), Mariel Calinog (Granada Hills, Calif.), Maisey Calinog (Granada Hills, Calif.) - 1st Team Female
Jason Hwang (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Matthew Dunlap, Henry Darnell (Lawndale, Calif.) - 1st Team Male