Record Number of Tiger Rock Bridge City Students Attend World Championships
On July 19th through July 22nd at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City attended the largest Tiger Rock World Championships held to date. This event hosted approximately 2200 competitors from all over the United States. Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City brought a record 20 students to this event.On Thursday, July 19th high rank testing was held where Elyse Thibodeaux, Owner and Chief Instructor of Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, tested for her Sr. 5th Degree Black Belt. Results of this testing have not yet been posted. On Friday, the competition began with the adult high ranks and adult Extreme Weapons competition. Medals earned in the high rank competition included Elyse Thibodeaux, 5th Degree Black Belt – Gold in Forms and Gold in Board Breaking; Gary Thibodeaux, 2nd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor – Bronze in Sparring and Silver in Board Breaking. Adult Red Belt and Staff Instructor, Austin Verret earned silver in Board Breaking and Amber Rinehart, Adult Green Belt earned Silver in Sparring and Gold in Board breaking.Teens and Juniors competing on Saturday in events of Traditional Forms, Sport Sparring, One-Steps, Extreme Performance (XP) Weapons Competition, Agility, and Board Breaking. The students from Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City performed far above average. With every student competing from our Academy earning a medal in at least one if not more events. Board breaking competition pits students against the clock with four set breaks they are challenged to complete. Students winning a Gold medal in Board breaking broke all four (4) board in the allotted time. Silver medal winners successfully broke three (3) boards within the time limit and Bronze medal winners broke two (2) boards within time. Black Belts were allowed 12 seconds to break all boards. Colored Belts were allotted 14 seconds.In the Teen competition 3rd Degree Black Belt, Trenten Parker won Bronze in Sparring and Gold in Board Breaking; Mason Pruett, 1st Degree Black Belt earned a Silver in Board Breaking; Blue Belt, Jonathan Cruz won a Gold medal in Board Breaking.The Junior Competition was extremely challenging, as the competition was enormous! Medal Winners in the junior competitions are 2nd degree Black Belt, Athan Peterson – Bronze in Board Breaking; 2nd Degree Black Belt, Ava Osborne – Silver in Board Breaking; 1st Degree Black Belt, Kaleb Graham – Bronze in Board Breaking; Red Belt, Alex Staunton – Silver in Board Breaking; Brown Belt, Ethan Rogers – Gold in Board Breaking; Blue Belt, Connor Williams – Gold in Forms and Bronze in Board Breaking; Blue Belt, Anthony Rinehart – Silver in Sparring; Blue Belt, Sophia Balderas – Gold in Board Breaking; Blue Belt, Zane LeDoux – Gold Board Breaking; Green Belt, Logan Miller – Silver in Board Breaking; Green Belt, Alex Chappell – Gold in Forms, Gold in Sparring and Gold in Board Breaking; Green Belt, Nicolas Moreno – Silver in Sparring and Bronze in Board Breaking; Green Belt , Cole Williams – Bronze in Board Breaking; White Belt, Clayton Ray – Bronze in Board Breaking.