Traveling trophy returns to Anglemyer’s Tae Kwon Do

Local academy earns 53 trophies at Inner-Club Tournament

CONSTANTINE — Anglemyer’s Tae Kwon Do Academy competed in the Inner-Club Tournament in Elkhart, Ind. on Oct. 29 at the Elkhart East Baptist Church.
The academy from Constantine received 53 trophies, including 36 first-place finishes, 17 seconds and 10 thirds.
Anglemyer’s also received word that it had won the traveling championship club trophy.
“It is always with great pride that coming from a small town we accept this great honor,” said Senior Master Cindy Anglemyer.
Tim Neese, mayor of Elkhart, was present to present the prestigious trophy to Anglemyer’s Tae Kwon Do.
The traveling trophy has found its way to Constantine many times with a record of 15 consecutive years.
In addition, Eric Gincig was Grand Champion in the Black Belt Division. All Black Belts received contribution awards for their past year of dedication from the North American Tae Kwon Do Association.
At the Inner-Club Tournament in the Black Belt Division, Samantha Chaplin finished third in weapons, first in form and third in sparring. Ferenc Sefcsik took first in weapons, second in forms and sparring. Tim Schroeder was second in weapons, first in forms and third in sparring. Kris Alwine finished first in sparring and took thirds in weapons and forms. Brock Michalek finished first in sparring and second in form. Eric Gincig took first in sparring and third in form.
Among Blue Belts, Erin Hapner ended up first in sparring and second in form. Rayhan Paleker was first in form and second in sparring.
In the Green Belt Division, Rebecca Jacobs, Cameron Jacobs and Aaron Jamie all took firsts in forms. Second were earned by Leonard Hinkson, Beau Hoffman, Quinten Moore, Sophia Noble and Kevin Weeks.
Luke Hinkson placed third in forms in the Green Belt Division.
Earning firsts in sparring in Green Belt Division were Leonard Hinkson, Cameron Jacobs, Rebecca Jacobs, Jamie and Quinten Moore. Luke Hinkson earned second, while Hoffman, Noble and Weeks all finished third.
In the Yellow-Belt Division, Katrina Gincig, Raeann Michalek, Ashlyn Michalek all earned firsts in form. Courtny Weeks and Elijah Weeks were second in forms. Courtny Weeks, Elijah Weeks and Raeann Michalek took firsts in sparring and Ashlyn Michalek and Courtney weeks were second.
In the White Belt Division, Grant Michalek took firsts in form and sparring and Wyatt Paulson was second in sparring and third in form.
Cindy Anglemyer’s goal for her students is to someday beat the club’s own record of 15 consecutive years with the traveling trophy.
Scott Hassinger can be reached at 279-7488 ext. 25 or sports@threeriversnews.com.

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