Iloilo Science and Technology University once again exhibited excellent skills in sports when the university Taekwondo Team finished as the over-all champion in the 2024 Visayas Inter School Taekwondo Championship.  Held on April 20 – 21, 2024 at Robinson’s Place Pavia, Iloilo, the team swept away 11 Gold Medals, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze.

For Kyorugi Men’s Senior Division, Fin-Weight Category, Exiovince Earlle Albor (BSIT 1-B) successfully hit the gold medal together with Yuri Angelo Aguilar (BIT-CT 3-A ) in Fly Weight Category, Ratciv Corvera (BSIT 1-B) in Bantam Weight Category, RJ Donguines (BSBio 2-A) in Feather Weight Category and Marc Anthony Sanoy (BSIT 3-B) in Middle Weight Category. Meanwhile, Cheaseter John Gegudas (BAEL 3-A) finished the Fly Weight Category with a Silver medal.

The tournament became more intense in Kyorugi Women’s Senior Division when two more gold medals were added by Ellia Caress Buenaventura (BSCE 2-A) in the Fly Weight Category and Trisha Grace Igudez in the Bantam Weight Categhow hard theory. Joy Hope Lina garnered Silver in the Fin Weight Category.

The team continued to prove their dedication to their sports by adding four more Golds, three in the Poomsae Men’s Senior Division and one for Poomsae Women’s Senior Division.  Winning gold for the Brown Belt Category (Poomsae Men’s) was Arce Kenth Dapat (BSBio 2-A).  One gold was also won by Brent Rhymen Crisantine Espanola in the Yellow Belt Category and Mark Joseph Daigo in the Blue Belt Category. For the Poomsae Women’s Yellow Belt Category, Tryxzy Nycole Menesis (BIT CT 3-A) also garnered a gold medal while Sarah Nicole Poblador (BSCE 2-A) won a bronze medal also in the Yellow Belt Category and another bronze for Rica Ann Timario (BSA 2-A) in the Black Belt Category.

Kudos to the hardworking Taekwondo Team and their coaches Ms. Grace Go and Mr. Ernesto Petallo, Jr. as well as to the ISAT U Sports Director Dr. Leomar de los Santos.

The unwavering support of the administration in its continuing quest for excellence has been instrumental in the achievement of another pride of the university in the field of sports.