Demopolis Taekwondo earns awards at East Mississippi competitionBy Matt Cole Published 6:37pm Friday, May 17, 2013
Demopolis Taekwondo recently competed in the East Mississippi Karate Championships in Meridian, Miss.
For the class, taught by third-degree black belt Bob Barton, this was their first competition since the program began in January.
“I was really proud of everyone,” Barton said. “They all did exceptionally well.”
The group returned to Demopolis with eight medals from five competitors.
Mackenzie Dill placed second in forms and first in sparring, Alex Boxmeyer placed second in forms, Barton placed second in forms and first in weapons, Allison Boxmeyer placed third in forms and Lisha Montelongo placed second in forms and third in sparring.
“Even the younger kids who have never been to a competition before did well,” Barton said.
Barton said the reason they competed in the Mississippi championships is that it is a lot closer than the Alabama championships. The team plans to continue competing in the future.