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By JP Raineri
Sports Editor 

Local Taekwondo student selected to USA National Poomsae Team


Last updated 7/13/2018 at 10:44am


13-year-old Temecula resident Dylan Mai (right), along with Eric Gun of New Jersey and Sergio Perez (left) of Florida, will compete at the Taipei 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in November.

Dylan Mai, a 13-year-old incoming freshman to Great Oak High School, has been practicing Taekwondo since he was 5 years old with MAI Taekwondo Academy. He has been competing nationally for eight years and as a blackbelt for five of them.

During the week of July 2-9, the young martial artist was selected to be on the 2018 USA National Poomsae Team after competing and placing very well at the 2018 USA Taekwondo National Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dylan competed in three different events for his division: black belt, cadet (12-14 years old), and brought home a Gold Medal in Team...

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