U.S. Taekwondo Center with schools in Colorado Springs, Monument take home 398 medals from international tournament

DENVER, Colo. — Over 370 students from the five U.S. Taekwondo Center locations in Colorado Springs and Monument competed in the 9th annual U.S. Open International Taekwondo Hanmadang at the University of Denver in June.

The Monument demo team, the USTC White Dragons, won first place, beating 10 other teams from around the country in the Demonstration Championship competition.

The trophy for first place was presented to the U.S. Taekwondo Center by Grandmaster Brenda Sell, who is the first American woman to achieve her 9th degree Black Belt.

The U.S. Taekwondo Center Lehman Demonstration team, Keumgang Warrior, also took first place in the Recreational Demo competition out of 9 teams.

Overall, students with the U.S. Taekwondo Center brought home a grand total of 398 medals for all 5 schools (Monument, Lehman, Briargate, Stetson Hills, and Citadel):

  • Gold: 131 Medals
  • Silver: 141 Medals
  • Bronze: 126 Medals

The Hanmadang is an international tournament where over 1,100 participants ages four to 80 travel from all over the world to compete and enjoy the event.



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