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Taekwondo brings competitive, Christ-centered spirit to mats

May 16, 2018  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

Liberty taekwondo Head Coach Tom Childress offers sideline instruction to junior black belt Thomas Siff.

Liberty University's taekwondo team is looking to build on a solid foundation established this season, when it sent its largest contingent of athletes to the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association (NCTA) National Championships in Washington, D.C., and returned to Lynchburg, Va., with one gold, two bronze, and five silver medals.

"We aren't the largest team in our division but we are a strong team and we are coming in there and training and doing our best and we're doing it in a very humble, God-like spirit," Liberty junior first-degree black belt Tyler Creese said. "It's been amazing to see our team do so well in that highly competitive level."

She said the team focus is not only bringing home hardware, but being a light to opposing competitors in the tournaments it travels to.

"It's not always winning the medals, it's representing Christ and representing Liberty to the best of our abilities," Creese said. "I think our team is just going to keep growing and we're going to keep living that mission."


Video by Daniel Mills and Patrick Strawn/Club Sports Assistant Director of Video & Media

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Apr 8
at NCTA Nationals
Three Bronze Medals

Apr 7
at NCTA Nationals
Five Silver Medals

Apr 6
at NCTA Nationals
One Gold Medal

Mar 3
at UNC
10 Gold Medals

Feb 25
at Princeton University
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