Ateneo is over-all junior boys champ of QCAA Taekwondo Championship

January 04, 2017
Paul Daza; Photos by Ateneo Tae Kwon Do Team

(L-R) Ben Santos, Diego Montes, Amiel Baradi, and coach Elmer Rafael

Consisting of jins from the Ateneo Junior High School and Ateneo Senior High School, Team Ateneo emerged as junior boys division over-all champion of the Quezon City Athletic Association (QCAA) Championships held last November 30, 2016. The medal haul of the blue and white jins was seven gold medals and three bronze medals:
Ateneo Senior High School
Ben Santos of 12-O: GOLD
Diego Montes of 11-Favre: GOLD
Amiel Baradi of 11-Brebeuf: GOLD
Andrei Bautista of 11-Brebeuf: BRONZE
Ateneo Junior High School
Dwight Santiago of La Storta/9-Kisai: GOLD (poomsae)
Jacob Monje of La Storta/9-Miki: GOLD (sparring)
Miguel Garcia of Montserrat/8–Del Castillo: GOLD (sparring)
Joaquin Montes of Montserrat/7-Brebeuf: GOLD (sparring)
Nevynne De Leon of Cardoner/9-Geronimo: BRONZE (sparring)
Rafael Bautista of Cardoner/8-Colombiere: BRONZE (sparring)
Andrei Bautista  
The AJHS QCAA medalists (from left): Nevynne de Leon, Miguel Garcia, Jacob Monje, Dwight Santiago, Joaquin Montes, and Rafael Bautista
Among the other schools which competed at the QCAA taekwondo tournament were Diliman Preparatory School, Sto. Niño Preparatory School, Good Shepherd CS, School of Saint Anthony, St. Joseph’s College, UPIS, OB Montessori, School of the Holy Spirit, and St. Paul University.
The AJHS & ASHS  jins were coached by Elmer Rafael.

The QCAA taekwondo championships were held in the Ateneo Grade School Covered Courts.