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Local Taekwondo competitors score at regional championships

Monday, February 27, 2006

SIKESTON -- Students from Taekwondo Advantage schools in Sikeston and Cape Girardeau traveled to Huntsville, Ala., to compete in the United States Chung Do Kwan Association's Winter Regional Championships.

More than 200 competitors from nine states -- Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Connecticut, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama -- entered the tournament hosted by USCDKA 8th degree black belt Grandmaster Al Smith of Huntsville.

Taekwondo Advantage chief instructor DeRay Ivie of Portageville won first place in the Olympic style sparring, first in sparring points and second in form.

Other Taekwondo Advantage students competing were Jonathon Knudson, second place in sparring and form; Ted Lewis, first in sparring and form; Drake Scott, first in sparring and third in form; Donnie Robie, first in sparring; Mike Burdin, second in sparring and form; and Robert Madigan, first in form.