Junior criminology pugs snag 6 medals in martial arts tilt

Second year students under the College of Criminal Justice Education of Cordillera Career Development College took home a six-medal haul, which includes two gold mints, in a boxing-kickboxing event on April 15 and 16 at the La Trinidad Municipal Gym in Benguet.

RISING STAR. Young boxer Brandon Albis hangs the CCDC banner at the podium following the receipt of his gold medal — a product of three victories in the tournament ring. (Photo courtesy of Mitsu Hora Facebook Account)

Aspiring criminologist Brandon Albis earned gold under the 69-kilogram category to mark the lone medal in the boxing division of the World Council Combat Sports Philippines (WCCS) combat event.

In kickboxing, Dexter Punasen added the second gold mint with a dominant performance in the 52-kg category while Vergil Beswilan pitched in silver in the 56-kg event.

Meanwhile, classmates Art Potingan, Cromwell Luke Alabat, and Errol George Lapic wrapped the seniors kickboxing divisions with a bronze medal each.

Young fighter Charles Calawen, who is a CCDC Grade 9 student, also brought home silver in the 59-kg kickboxing junior division to bulk the Admiral’s tally to a 2-2-3 gold-silver-bronze total.

The event was attended by 31 various teams from Cordillera and nearby regions.

“It’s refreshing and heartening to see our young athletes perform quite well in local events. Hopefully, they will continue with their training and inspire more athletes to join the growing squad,” said CCDC Sports Coordinator Jordan Andrews Tagle.

Tagle said the recent event is an exposure of sorts for the athletes who are expected to be bannering the school in other local and intercollegiate competitions.

The martial artists are training under the tutelage of bemedaled mixed martial artists Roy Menzi, who is also a former CCDC athlete.*

(Photos courtesy of Mitsu Hora Facebook Account)

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  • Congratulations fighters, stay balance at all times acad+sports equals to excellent combination.. Dexter Punasen is one of my former athlete and student here at Balbalayang NHS, San Gabriel, La Union. We trained him to fight and to make good in his studies,,, he started boxing and wrestling at grade 7, until he shifted to wushu-sanda when he was grade 11 but due to pandemic he was not able to compete in the regional meet, but though its pandemic he keeps on posting on socmed his physical activities he is really determined to push his chosen sport and now one of the gold digger,,, Me as his former coach & trainor and teacher together with trainor Jezreel praying for dexter’s upcoming coming for his success to conquer more gold and most of all his safety everytime he fights,,,, congrats again fighters and of course to CCDC FAMILY….

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