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NCTA Nationals 2019

Duke TKD's concluded its 2018-2019 tournament season with style, with every team member advancing to an elimination round and/or medaling. Specific results are as follows:

Freshman Phuong Huynh - Gold Medal, Yellow Belt Poomsae

Freshman Florence Liu - Silver Medal, Yellow Belt Sparring 

Graduate Student Jesus Valdiviezo - Bronze Medal, Yellow Belt Sparring

Freshman Rayhan Jhanji - Gold Medal, Green Belt Poomsae and Sparring

Graduate Student Yining Liu - Gold Medal, Green Belt Sparring

Junior Caroline Wang - Bronze Medal, Green Belt Sparring

Senior Roy Auh (Captain) - Bronze Medal,  Red Belt Sparring

Junior Teresa Mao - Semifinals, Black Belt Poomsae

Thanks to the work ethic and drive of this team, Duke TKD had its best ever NCTA Nationals. Congratulations, we could not be more proud of you all.

Princeton University Tournament 2019

Duke TKD continued its tournament season with its second and final ECTC tournament of the year in February at Princeton University. In a great start to the tournament, freshmen Daniel Ryan and Rayhan Jhanji took first and third place, respectively, in men's green belt poomsae, and Junior Teresa Mao made it to top 8 in women's black belt poomsae. In sparring, two of our teams made it to quarterfinals: Women's B team (Alice Chen, Caroline Wang, and Bohyun Yun) and Men's B team (Rayhan Jhanji and Daniel Ryan). It was also great to see TKD alum and Sidney Kimmel Medical College Student Eric Mastrolonardo, who hopped in to coach team captain Roy Auh in his exhibition match! Overall, a great weekend and another milestone for this year's team.

Brown University Tournament 2018

Duke TKD kicked off its 2018-2019 tournament season by traveling to Brown University for their annual tournament. In a great start to the season, freshman Rayhan Jhanji won men's green belt poomsae, while freshman Phuong Huynh took 5th in Women's White/Yellow belt poomsae and junior Teresa Mao got 8th in Women's black belt poomsae. We also had some great results in sparring:

  • Florence Liu, Tiana Horace, Cady Zhou, Women’s C, Top 8

  • Alice Chen, Phuong Huynh, Yining Liu, Women’s C, Top 8

  • Kristy Liu, Caroline Wang, Bohyun Yun, Women’s B, Top 8

  • Rayhan Jhanji, Juhyoung Lee, Gustavo Sosa, Men’s B, Top 8

The hard work of the entire team earned us first place across division III teams at the tournament!

NCTA Nationals 2017

UCSD - San Diego, CA

April 1-2, 2017

Duke Taekwondo had a blast at 2017 Collegiate Nationals at the University of California, San Diego. Carol Xia and Joyce Zhou both placed second in their respective weight divisions in women’s yellow belt sparring, and Shayal Vashisth placed second in women’s blue belt forms. Alum Eric Mastrolonardo returned to win first in men’s black belt sparring, earning a place on the US Team for the Summer World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Great job to everyone, and special congratulations to everyone who’s competed this past year!

UNC Tournament Fall 2016

UNC Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC October 29, 2016

Duke Taekwondo had tons of fun and success at UNC, and brought back a host of shiny medals and new experience. Great job, everyone!

MIT Tournament Fall 2016

MIT - Cambridge, MA

Oct 15, 2016

Duke Taekwondo had a good first tournament of the season at MIT. Duke came away with a silver medal in forms earned by Shayal Vashisth! Congratulations and good work to all who competed!

League Standings 2015-2016 Season

Duke Taekwondo placed 1st out of all the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference Division 3 Teams for the 2015-2016 season with a total of 274 points! 

Duke University at 2016 NCTA Nationals!

University of Colorado - Boulder, CO

April 22nd-24th

 

Duke Taekwondo had a wonderful time at 2016 Collegiate Nations this year at the  University of Colorado, Boulder!  Howard Huang placed third in men's white/yellow belt division sparring, Srinath Soundararajan  placed third in men's green belt forms, and  Emily Burge placed third in women’s green/blue belt sparring. Eric Mastrolonardo also returned with a silver in the black belt men’s sparring division. Special congratulations to everyone who competed this past year! 

Last ECTC Tournament at Princeton University!

Princeton University - Princeton, NJ
February 28, 2016, Sunday

 

Duke University Taekwondo experienced a successful tournament, bringing home our second ever 1st place Division 3 win with a combined total of 178 points while also enjoying the neighborhood of Princeton, NJ! Kudos to the team!

Dream Trip to Yong-In University in South Korea!

Yong-In University - South Korea 

December 14th, 2015- December 22nd, 2015

 

In December, Duke Taekwondo traveled to the internationally renown Yong-In University in South Korea! During their travels, members trained with talented taekwondo coaches and athletes and enjoyed Korean culture and cuisine! 

Brown University Tournament

Brown University - Providence, RI
November 22, 2015, Sunday

 

Duke University Taekwondo was excited to celebrate their first place Division 3 win  at the ECTC Brown University Tournament with a total of 64 points! 

MIT Tournament!

MIT Tournament - Cambridge, MA
Oct. 18, 2015, Sunday

 

Duke University was proud to experience a third place Division 3 win with a combined total of 32 points! Congratulations to everyone who represented Duke at our first tournament of the 2015-2016 season! 

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