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Taekwondo athletes hope to kick their way to nationals in Detroit
The LCRD taekwondo team members include, in front, coach Edmond Conyers, coach Mychel Conyers, Austin Ray, Armando Toledo, Alec Sutton, Tyler Arnold, Bethany Lormis, coach Luis Gaybort, head coach Rafael Medina; in back, James Arnold and David Betts. - photo by Photo provided / Coastal Courier
The LCRD Sport Taekwondo Center sent seven members to Daytona on May 10-11 for a taekwondo national qualifier.
The seven-hour adventure was successful, earning 12 medals at the 2008 National Championships and Junior Olympics qualifier; five gold medals, three silver and four bronzes.
More than 300 players from more than 10 states battle it out in both junior and senior categories over the two days.
David Betts won two gold medals (sparring and forms) in the 14-17 male, blue belt 149.6-162.8 pound weight division.
Armando Toledo won two golds (sparring and forms) in the 12-13 male, green belt, 125.5-pounds and above weight division.
Austin Ray won a gold and silver (sparring and forms) in the 14-17 male, blue belt 162.8-pounds and over division.
James Arnold won silver and bronze (sparring and forms) in the male, blue belt adult heavy weight division.
Tyler Arnold won silver and bronze (sparring and forms) in the 12-13 male, blue belt 94.6-105.6 weight class.
Bethany Lormis won two bronze medals (sparring and forms) in the 12-13 female, green belt 99-112.2 weight class.
Alec Sutton lost in first junior competition but received an award for his performance during his battle from LCDR coaches.
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