October 23, 2017, 3:50 pm
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San Beda, St. Benilde snare taekwondo titles

SAN Beda claimed the men’s title while College of St. Benilde bagged the women’s crown at the end of the 93rd NCAA taekwondo competition at the Letran Gym last Monday.

Abram Lance Cuvinar clinched the heavyweight gold medal and the Most Valuable Player trophy in leading the Dexter John Rico-mentored Red Jins to their 10th championship with 91 points.

The Knights finished second with 64 points while the Blazers wound up third with 52 points.

While San Beda, led by flyweight MVP Noelyn Rose Campos, was dominant, CSB was pushed to the limit before beating Lyceum by just four points to snare its third consecutive title.

The Lady Blazers, who were mentored by former Olympian Robert “Kitoy” Cruz, had 76 points while the Lady Pirates finished with 72. Arellano had 66 to end up at No. 3.

In juniors’ action, Arellano U ran away with the crown by amassing a whopping 131 points, leaving San Beda way behind at second with 71 while San Sebastian finished third with 48 points.

St. Benilde’s Tristan Cayago and Perpetual Help’s Abigail Pacificador copped the men’s and women’s poomsae golds while the Blazers swept the gold medals in the team events.
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