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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Kalinga athletes amassed 27 medals in WCCS PH 10: Tenacity

Tabuk City, Kalinga - Kalinga athletes once again showcased their prowess and resilience as they clinched an impressive tally of 27 medals in the recently concluded regional bout.


The event, which took place at the Benguet Sports Complex in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet from February 1 to 3, brought together determined athletes from across the Cordillera region under the banner of the World Council Combat Sports (WCCS).


The athletes from Kalinga demonstrated their determination, securing a remarkable haul of 15 gold medals, 7 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals, according to the data from Coach Erwin Tagure.


Leading the charge among the gold medalists were standout performers such as Alested “Magnum” Tagure and Ryan “Silent Mingor” Banisal from Tribu Banwar, along with Saderhei Dalwidao, Noah Damo, and Frederick Dalwidao, representing Kalinga Fist Boxing Gym.

Also seizing victory in their respective categories were Cesario Ebog, Arraine Bulwayan, Archie Cortez, Japheth Pallogan, Darius Onsal, Jabez Salbang Onsal, Shieva Kate Maguiwao, Genden Pasicad Dumayag, Ellaine Saclag, and Randolf Sanchez Buelta from Superfoot Gym.


Settling as silver medalists were Avril Keith Lawad, Allyssa Jade Bulwayan, Salvador Balubal, Jhon P. Saclag, Joshua Banasan, Clyde Ollasic, and Jenrich Ferrer.


Meanwhile, bronze medalists Willbrit Asiw, Jasper Buelta, Jovenal Chulsi, Teddy Goyao, and Aldwin Bang-as rounded out the impressive performance of the Kalinga contingent.


The teams were guided by esteemed coaches including Tagure, Jude Bong Saclag, Jeoffrey Dalwidao, Loyd Lacwasan, and Loyd Banasan, whose expertise and leadership were instrumental in the athletes' success.


Expressing gratitude for the unwavering support of their fellow yKalingas, the athletes pledged to maintain their stellar performance and strive for even greater achievements in the future.