Trio earn martial arts medals
Three black belts representing Midtown Martial Arts in Elburn won medals competing in the forms competition at the United States National Taekwondo Federationâ€™s 17th International Taekwondo Championships. The competition was held at Triton College in River Grove, Ill., on July 30 through Aug. 1. Pictured from left to right are Kim Sloat Cote, first-place gold medalâ€”womenâ€™s 4th degree black belt division; Nancy Long, first-place gold medalâ€”womenâ€™s senior 2nd degree black belt division; Ryan Hartson, 3rd place, bronze medalâ€”3rd degree teenage division. Pictured in back is Grand Master Richard Temmerman, owner and president of Midtown Martial Arts in Elburn.