Competition Team – Medal Winners and hard working athletes!

Source: Livingston County News, July 12, 2012

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The 2011-2012 Avon Martial Arts Academy Taekwondo “Competition Development Team”: John Peters (Geneseo), Justin Marcy (Geneseo), Connor Peters (Geneseo), Daniel DeSano (Avon), John Baker (Conesus), Patrick Spezzano (Livonia), Ben Peters (Geneseo), Amelia Kwak (Lima), Isabel Cochrane-Granger (Geneseo) and Bryanna Robinson (Lima) have completed their competitions at the USATaekwondo Maryland, Connecticut and New York  State Championships winning a total medal count of 28 gold, 25 silver and 5 bronze. On May 26th Justin Marcy, Daniel DeSano and Isabel Cochrane-Granger competed in Virginia at the USAT Eastern Regional Championships. Justin won gold and silver. Daniel won gold and silver. Isabel won 2 gold.

The final leg of their competition was completed at the USATaekwondo National Championships in Dallas Texas on June 29th through July 2nd, 2012. This was an experience we will never forget. Representing New York State: Justin Marcy brings home 1 bronze medal for Weapons and 1 bronze for Poomsae, “a series of self-defense moves against multiple attackers”. Daniel DeSano brought home our highest medal ever from a national championship with silver in Sparring. Isabel Cochrane-Granger won bronze in sparring and Bryanna Robinson competed as a true champion.

The Avon Martial Arts Academy “Competition Development Team” in this tournament season year won a grand total of 68 medals. What an awesome accomplishment and what an awesome team. Justin Marcy will also be attending the elite Athlete Development Camp at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Co. this summer to further advance his Taekwondo training. This camp is limited to less than 60 position offered by the US Olympic training center to the whole nation. What an honor for Justin, our team, our students and our school.