The 2017 Xavier Taekwondo Championships were held Oct. 14 in Pomquet.
The event was attended by 16 different Taekwondo schools from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.
In the team competition, the local Xavier Taekwondo club finished third overall. Inner Strength Taekwondo, from Fall River, N.S., finished in first, and Woo Yong’s Taekwondo from Halifax finished in second.
Victory Taekwondo, of New Minas N.S., and Pat Soucy Taekwondo of Campbellton, N.B., finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
From the Xavier club, gold medalists included; Leah Grant, Addison Pitts, Morgan Gauthier, Sadie Delorey, Cole Allen and Keira Macduff.
Silver medalists were; Luke Kell, Lachlan Vanzupthen, Timothy Matthews, Simon Bannerman, Aidan Benoit, Lorelai Farrell, Divjot Kalsi, Amber Whitehead, Jack Lowther, Rory Vanzupthen and Mary-Beth Stewart.
Bronze medalists were; Zachary Kelly, Yashita Ghore, Keirha Allen, Oscar Colquitt, Mark Lukeman, Lucas Maclean and Kayla Vanzupthen.