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Taekwondo tournament a success


WATERLOO (KWWL)--More than 220 competitors from seven different Midwestern states were exchanging kicks and punches this past weekend at Waterloo's East high school.

The Northeast Iowa Taekwondo tournament is hosted by Peak Performance Martial Arts and Master Russ O'Connell.

The event featured some of the best young talent in the country. 1978 World Championships bronze medalist Oren Gautreaux and his wife Terry who won a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics always bring their teams to the tournament.

Gautreaux also presented Master O'Connell with his seventh degree black belt.

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