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16 Sep 2014

2014 AAU Joel Ferrell Award Winner – Taekwondo

2014 AAU Joel Ferrell Award Winner – Taekwondo

In the Taekwondo portion of the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games, there were THREE AAU Joel Ferrell Outstanding Performance Award winners!

The first is Isaac Mock from Murphy, North Carolina. Isaac competes with the Dacula Family Sports AAU club and is in the tenth grade at Murphy High School. Previously in the AAU, Isaac earned a gold medal in sparring at Taekwondo Nationals and is a multi-year AAU Junior Olympic Games medalist. This year, he received four gold, four silver and one bronze medal. He is at the top of his class at his high school and also participates in soccer, golf and basketball outside of Taekwondo.

The second winner of the Joel Ferrell Award is Matthew Puhl! The nine year old from Des Moines, Iowa competes with Farrell’s USMA and is homeschooled. Matthew received the silver and bronze in the AAU District Qualifier in Clinton, Iowa. In this years’ AAU Junior Olympic Games he took home six gold, a silver and two bronze medals. In October 2014 he will be testing for his blackbelt. Good luck, Matthew and congratulations!

Last but certainly not least is our only female Taekwondo Joel Ferrell Award winner, Kennedy Pahl! She is teammates with Matthew at Farrell’s USMA in Iowa and is also nine years old. She attends Hanawalt Elementary in Des Moines and is in the third grade. She earned two gold medals in the District Qualifier before earning seven gold medals and a silver in this years’ AAU Junior Olympic Games. Besides participating in Taekwondo, she also enjoys playing soccer and softball.

Congratulations to ALL of our 2014 AAU Joel Ferrell Outstanding Performance Award Winners! 

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