March 15th 2014 saw our very
own Jacob Fujimura (Adult Black Belt), Spencer Rosero (Jr. Black Belt), Ben Rosero (Jr. Red Belt), Rebecca Rosero (Jr. Blue
Belt) compete in the 2014 New York State Taekwondo Championships (qualifier for 2014 USA National Championships, San Jose,
CA). In some closely fought matches Jacob saw Bronze (forms) & Silver (sparring), Spencer - Gold (forms), Silver
(sparring), Ben - Gold (sparring), Rebecca - Bronze (forms) and Gold (sparring). At back drop on Queens College in Flushing,
NY (New York City), 1,000 athletes gathered from across the state to test their skills in the annual qualifing event that
chooses athletes to advance to the nationals. During black belt sparring the "Daedo" electronic scoring system was
used for the first time replacing the "Lajust" electronic system.
Ben advanced in a overtime period by beating his opponent past the 3-3 third round and scored the first point in
sudden death. Jacob saw a full division in forms and was successful in presenting two forms (Taegeuk Eight & Koryo) to
advance. Spencer topped the forms division by advancing past others with a superior scoring. Rebecca showed her skills in
her first state event. Both Ben and Spencer have placed at NY States twice and attended nationals last year. Jacob
has placed three times and traveled to nationals twice.
them for their preparation, dedication and outstanding results!