Shearstown mar­tial artist medals at B.C. com­pe­ti­tion

The Compass - - Editorial - — Con­trib­uted by Earle’s Tae Kwon Do

Grand­mas­ter Wes­ley Earle of Shearstown, who is an 8th De­gree Black Belt, earned a sil­ver medal last month at the 2018 Cana­dian Open Tae Kwon Do com­pe­ti­tion.

The event, held Sept. 16, in Rich­mond, B.C., fea­tured com­peti­tors from 33 coun­tries, in ju­nior and se­nior di­vi­sions, and spar­ring and poom­sae.

Earle com­peted and medaled in the se­nior di­vi­sion in poom­sae and was the only New­found­lan­der at the event.

Grand­mas­ter Earle is also re­cently back from South Korea, earn­ing the ti­tle of 8th Dan Black Belt, the first world Tae Kwon Do Canada cer­ti­fied in New­found­land and Labrador.

He has been train­ing hard to em­bark on his quest to reach the podium in this event. Con­sid­er­ing he bat­tled se­vere pan­cre­ati­tis that hos­pi­tal­ized him for 14 months, he has over­come a great deal to achieve this suc­cess.

Grand­mas­ter Earle will con­tinue to train at his Do­jang in Shearstown, which he has been run­ning for 40 years.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Wes­ley Earle, far left, earned a sil­ver medal in the se­nior di­vi­sion of the 2018 Cana­dian Open.

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