Record Number of Competitors at District Tournament
A record number of Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City students competed at the November 9, 2019 District Tournament. This tournament was held at the Bridge City Elementary School Gym and Cafeteria and hosted by Grand Master Wayne Mathews and Mrs. Elyse Thibodeaux, owners of the Tiger Rock Mid-County and Bridge City academies, respectively. It was attended by students from Tiger Rock in both Bridge City and Mid-County. This is the first of three competition events in this year’s Tiger Rock season.
With 144 competitors in total and 65 from the Bridge City Academy. Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City Students brought home sixteen Gold medals in the Forms Competition, ten Gold Medals in Sparring, five Gold Tiger Cub medals and twenty-three Gold medals in Board breaking. Their medal count for Silver medals in all categories is forty and thirty-four Bronze medals.
Black Belts could also earn a “Rank-Up” to their next level of Black Belt by earning a Gold Medal in either forms or sparring and any other medal in whichever event they did not win Gold. The following even Bridge City Tiger Rock students earned “Rank-Ups”: Micah Rinehart, Tabitha Lance, Jakob Jones, Angel Vazquez, Jamie Jones, Alex Staunton, Sophia Khan and Xander Beriteich.
Several students from the Bridge City academy swept their rings winning Gold in all three events; they are Micah Rinehart, Angel Vazquez, Xander Beriteich and Layton Williams.
Our Bridge City Teen Leadership Team did a fantastic job assisting the Certified Instructors in running rings working as scorekeepers and timekeepers. A special thank you to Trenten Parker, Mason Pruett, Sophia Khan and Clayton Ray for their hard work throughout the tournament.
The Honors Team from the Bridge City Tiger Rock Academy trained for eight weeks in being a time-keepers and working the board breaking stations. The six through eleven year old students that worked this event helped it to run smoothly. We would like to thank Anthony Rinehart, Zane LeDoux, Cole Williams, Angel Vazquez, Chase Causey, Jakob Jones, Jackson Gauthier, Ryker Roberts, Christian Wales, Elyse Pulliam, Delehna Rios, Natalie Harvischak and Austin Bodin
We look forward to competing in Galveston, Texas in March for our Tiger Rock National Tournament against all the academies of Southeast Texas and the Houston area.
Students who competed beginning back row left to right:
Micheal Jones, Trenten Parker, Jason Granger
Elyse Thibodeaux, Jessica Tingler, Jamie Jones
Kaitlyn Juneau, Clayton Ray, Alex Staunton, Kristie Rios, Ava Osborne, Erin Line
JR Rife, Liliann Nguyen, Jackson Gauthier, Zane LeDoux, Tristan Hammond, Angel Vazquez, Sophia Khan, Xander Beriteich
Elyse Pulliam, Amos McFarland, Brock Saunders, Jakob Jones, Natalie Harvischak, Chase Causey, Dominic Harvischak, Hunter LeDoux
Laney McNeil, Ryker Roberts, Delehna Rios, Joel Ware
Not pictured: Micah Rinehart, Tabitha Lance, Reid Johnson, Brady Maines, Ezekiel Getuya, Anthony Rinehart, Amber Rinehart, Natalie Rinehart, Nicolas Moreno, Rebecca Baker, Jack Baker, Allison Baker, Kiley Jade Griggs, Gama Ortiz, Victor Ortiz, Mason Pruett, Arlan Khoury, Emma Hernandez, Jace Cooper, Vivaan Lala, Christian Wales, Gage Burford, Cole Williams, Adley Burch, Luke Weidner, Dallas Powers, Layton Williams, Manuel Rios and Mylo Fielder.