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Coming off a double gold-medal performance last year, Wilson’s Parker Moody added three additional golds to his collection at the 2018 Powerade State Games of North Carolina.
Competing in the Ages 15-17 taekwondo black belt competitions on June 23 at Greensboro Coliseum, Moody, 16, won gold in traditional poomsae, creative breaking and creative weapons.
He successfully defended his titles in poomsae and creative breaking from the previous year.
Also winning taekwondo medals from Wilson were the 11-year-old brotherly tandem of Alan and Erick Cruz-Fernandez.
Erick seized gold in grassroots Olympic-style sparring and silver in traditional poomsae. Alan took silver in grassroots sparring and had a bronze in poomsae, both competing in the yellow belt division.
Pikeville’s William Brodersen claimed a pair of silver medals in traditional poomsae and creative breaking. Brodersen, 12, is a black belt.
The Fike High quartet of Chad Bean, Myles Cyrus, Zach Pittman and Garrett Browder and Fike head coach Buck Edmundson represented Region 1 from June 13-17 at UNC Greensboro and Greensboro Grimsley High and posted a 1-2 record in pool play before defeating Region 4 5-4 in a consolation contest.
Region 1 was comprised of the area encompassing Wilson, Nash, Halifax, Northampton, Hertford, Bertie, Gates, Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Tyrell, Washington, Beaufort, Martin, Pitt and Edgecombe counties.
Justin Hill of Currituck served as the Region 1 head coach, with Edmundson, Oakwood School’s Axel Smith and Justin Roberson of Perquimans the assistant coaches.
Charles B. Aycock’s Blake Dilda played on the Region 2 team that included Wayne County. Region 2 finished 2-1 in Pool A play and advanced to the bronze medal game, where it lost 6-5 to Region 6.
Rising Southern Nash senior Carlos Garcia participated on the Northeast team which posted 0-3 record in pool play. The team was coached by Sam Lee of Greenville Rose.