LOCAL competitors have eclipsed national competition and bought home a case of medals from the NSW taekwondo championships.
Twenty-two members from Eclipse Taekwondo travelled to Sydney Olympic Park on August 17 for two days of intense competition.
Over 400 competitors turned up for the event from all over the country to prove their skills in patterns, sparring and tricking.
It was the first time tricking has been included in a state competition, and the Eclipse members excelled to take out gold in all individual events entered and silver in the teams category.
“It (tricking) is really starting to take off. It is pretty explosive and cool and great for the crowd,” Eclipse Taekwondo head instructor Dale Bryce said.
It was the largest Eclipse team to go to state and the group brought home 46 gold, silver and bronze medals.
Luke Hewlett competed in his first competition and bought home two gold in sparring and poomsai.
“They all did really well, I am proud, as always, and it is always great to bring home medals and give them the opportunity to make the state team and go to nationals,” Bryce said.
All members of the team have qualified for nationals, which will be held in Brisbane in October.
Eclipse Taekwondo results were: Brock Wenzel (silver), Jordyn Wenzel (gold and bronze), Michael Wenzel (three silver), Dylan Abbott (three gold, silver and bronze), Doug Abbott (gold), Jack Haworth (gold), Tori Smith (gold and two silver), Daniel Smith (two gold and two silver), Kaleb Webber (bronze), Cooper O’Neill (gold and two silver), Maddyson O’Neill (gold, silver and bronze), Toni Bernhard (gold), Adam Watson (bronze), Tim Parkes (gold and two silver), Jake Evans (bronze), Daniel O’Driscoll (two bronze), Brodie Allen (gold), Ethan Murray (silver), Luke Hewlett (two gold), Sarah Crockett (two gold and silver), Isabella Crockett (silver), Racquel Arnold (gold and silver) and Mira Leggo (gold).