Caleb was very excited about being at the TKD U.S. Open.
Awards are granted as Eagle (1st place), Dragon (2nd place), and Tiger (3rd place). Caleb won Dragon in sparring and got a medal.
Caleb won Eagle in breaking boards. He had to break 3 boards, two kicks and one hand technique. We were so proud when he broke all of them on the first strike or kick.
"My first tournament experience was very fun. My favrite part was wining the 3.0 ft eagle trophy for forms. I wanted to enter the tournament becase I thought I could do good. I was not worryed since I practiced a lot. I was most confident about borad breaking. My plan for the day was to eat good food and practice. I thought the other kids would be good.
After the tournament I felt PROUD and excited! I think the worst part was having to sit and wait all morning long till it was my turn to compete. I would like to win grand champion one day. The 6.0 ft trophy was very cool.
Other things I enjoyed was watching Will, Sarah, Nicole, Peyton, and other black belts win their trophies. I enjoyed riding the escalator in the hotel. I am glad that my uncle was there to see me."