MSU Denver Student Wins 3rd in Collegiate National Championships

(Washington, DC) – The National Collegiate Taekwondo Association (NCTA) held the 43rd National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships at American University on April 7th and 8th, 2018.

Over 600 students from colleges and universities around the United States vied for medals. Farhang Mousavizadeh, a student in the 8 AM Taekwondo class (HPL 1660) won third place in the -80kg (Welterweight) division. In his first match he defeated West Point 34-11. In his second match he defeated Michigan State 17-10, and in the semi-finals he lost to Connor Wilson (the #2 ranked welterweight in the USA) 31-11.

Farhang is part of MSU Denver Taekwondo, The Rock Taekwondo, and Next Level Taekwondo, and was coached by Jason Poos of Oklahoma in the event.

Ranking points earned from the event are critical for athletes hoping to make national and Olympic teams.

Farhang (2nd from right) with Coach Poos (center)

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