Cover Photo By Kai Javier
Cover Photo By Kai Javier.

Benilde opens NCAA 96 on high note with runner-up finish in men’s poomsae

Blazer Ivan Solimen secured second place out of the eight teams that competed in the men’s Taekwondo Poomsae Standard.

By Rdee De La Paz | Monday, 14 June 2021

Ivan Murray Solimen of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) Blazers secured second place in Men’s Taekwondo Poomsae Standard in the opening of NCAA Season 96 earlier today, June 14, via GMA’s GTV channel. 


Solimen started with a strong performance as the Blazers topped the standings with a final score of 7.134. However, San Beda University’s Alfritz Arevalo edged Solimen with a 0.829 score differential, claiming the top spot for the first event in the NCAA Season 96. Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s Roi Belano claimed the third spot with a score of 7.083. 


In the Poomsae Standard category, each participant will have to perform two Poomsaes, namely the Taegeuk 8 and Taebaek. Athletes will be scored by six judges from the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) and will be ranked according to their final scores. Only the top three athletes will be awarded accordingly.  


The Blazers will compete at the Women’s Poomsae Standard tomorrow, June 15, at 2:45 p.m. via GTV. 

Final Scores:

San Beda University: 7.217

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde: 7.134

Colegio de San Juan de Letran: 7.083

Arellano University: 6.617

San Sebastian College: 6.417

Jose Rizal University: 6.284

Lyceum of the Philippines University: 6.150

Emilio Aguinaldo College: 6.033