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19 Tiger Rock members rack up world medals

Members of Tiger Rock of Mid-County Taekwondo Martial Arts studio in Nederland recently competed in the 2016 World Championships in Baton Rouge, with more than 19 different members coming home with medals.

The event is the culmination of practice and competition and is the third of three meets conducted throughout the year.

“We took 35 students to the World Championships this year and I’m very proud of how well we competed,” Tiger Rock of Mid-County owner Wayne Mathews said.

The competition at the World level is split into two levels with those who win gold at the district or national level competitions and then moving on to the Master’s Series at World.

Tiger Rock, a nationally-recognized Taekwondo organization with more than 300 schools across the U.S., has locations in Nederland, Beaumont, Lumberton, Vidor, Orange, Bridge City, Fannett and Winnie. The first tournament of the 2017 season is set for Nov. 5, 2016, in Lumberton.

Tiger Rock of Mid-County is located in the Plaza Shopping Center behind the Schooner Restaurant on U.S. Highway 69 in Nederland. The phone number is 724-6668.

Medal winners: Suzanne Arceneaux, level three green belt, sparring gold, competed in board breaking; Chelsea Arceneaux, level two red belt, board breaking, silver; Toni Clark, first degree, level one black belt, board breaking, silver; Larry Rosas, fourth degree black belt, board breaking, bronze, Maci Mathews, third degree, level four black belt, board breaking, gold; free design, bronze; Carrie Weaver, senior fifth degree black belt, board breaking, silver; Sr. Master Wayne Mathews, owner of Tiger Rock Mid-County;  Matthew Godeaux, level one brown belt, board breaking, bronze; Colten Arceneaux, level two red belt, board breaking, silver; Chadd Crutchfield, level three green belt, forms, bronze; board breaking silver; Josh Carrizal, third degree, level one black belt, forms, bronze; Kash Bauer, level one brown belt, competed; Jaxin Crutchfield, level two blue belt; Noah Davenport, first degree, level four black belt, sparring, silver; Ivy Ingham, first degree, level four black belt, Masters sparring, gold, board breaking, gold; Nicholas Arrieta, second degree, level two black belt, board breaking, silver; Fernando Guevera, second degree, level two black belt, board breaking, bronze; Kimber Bauer, level two blue belt, board breaking, bronze; Chase Hinson, level two green belt, sparring, gold; forms, silver; board breaking, bronze; Carson Peters, level two green belt; Cole Bond, white belt, forms, bronze; Parker Gill, level three blue belt, board breaking, silver; Aubree Castilaw, level two green belt, sparring, silver, Masters forms, silver; Hudson Bond, level one green belt; Brycen Tabor, level one green belt.