Newton youngster claims top honors in taekwondo
Two years into the sport of taekwondo, Derek Landgrebe has amassed a trophy case full of trophies and medals. The 14-year-old Newton boy became a quad title holder in Iowa state competition.
On June 1, Landgrebe captured a triple crown — first place in forms, first place in weapon forms and first place in combat weapons — at the 2013 District Championships-North Division of the American Taekwondo Association. He placed third in sparring for his age group. The tournament was at Lakeville, Minn.
“It was a sport I thought I’d like to try,” Landgrebe said. He begins his freshman year at Newton Senior High School in a few days. He said he has played football, wrestling, track and plans to play golf this fall at NHS.
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