COLLEGE of Saint Benilde completed a clean sweep of the men and women’s championships of the NCAA taekwondo tournament over the weekend at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Led by welterweight NCAA MVP Ronnel Arvin Yadao, the Blazers snapped San Beda College’s three-year reign by collecting 327 points for their fourth men’s title overall.
The Red Lions finished second with 233.3 points.
In the distaff side, bantamweight Inna Izzabella Dionisio bannered the Lady Blazers in ruling the event for the second straight season after amassing 323.3 points.
Dionisio raw away with the MVP honors.
Aside from Dionsio, other St. Benilde gold medal winners were flyweight Iyra Tindoc, featherweight Ma. Isabella Mora, lightweight Kiela Montinola, welterweight Karla Ramos, and middle/heavyweight Charlene Virtudazo.
The Lady Red Jins, who won the event in 2010-11, had 232.6 points to finish second.
In juniors play, San Sebastian bagged its first-ever championship as the Staglets dethroned the Mandaluyong-based La Salle Greenies with a total of 257 points. CSB-La Salle Greenhills, which ruled the tournament for four years, ended up in second place with 223 points.
San Sebastian’s Christopher Maru bagged the MVP honors.
In the demonstration poomsae event, San Sebastian topped four of the five events, with St. Benilde winning the other gold medal.