Taekwondo wins 3rd consecutive national title Six members will represent U.S. National Team at World Championship
The MIT Sport Taekwondo team, led by Head Coach Dan Chuang and captains ZheChen “Mary” Hong ’10 and Jason J. Uh ’10, faced off against the nation’s best at the 34th annual National Collegiate Taekwondo Association (NCTA) Championships at Metro State College in Denver, Colorado on April 17 and 18. The team of 34 competitors claimed their third consecutive overall collegiate national title by a lofty twelve point margin, 59 to 47 points, over Brown University.
The MIT Sport Taekwondo Club, coached by Dan Chuang and led by captains Jason J. Uh ’10 and ZheChen “Mary” Hong ’10, took home first place honors on Sunday, March 7 in the first Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference tournament since November, held at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The tournament had originally been scheduled for February 27, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Despite this, MIT fielded a strong team of 48 competitors and came out on top.
A mere three weeks after the first Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference tournament, the MIT Sport Taekwondo Club traveled to Cornell University to compete in the second tournament of the year on Saturday, November 7. Despite facing a twenty-man disadvantage against rival Cornell University, the team finished in second place.
In a decisive start to its season, the MIT Sport Taekwondo Club clinched first place at the first Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC) tournament of the year on Sunday, October 18. Organized by the club and hosted at the Johnson Athletic Center, the tournament drew 319 competitors from 20 different schools, including 46 athletes representing MIT.