Team Baguio seized the first place across all categories in arnis anyo during the first day of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association Meet 2023 at the University of Baguio gym on April 30.
The gold medalist from the elementary level was Princess Ysabelle Jorvina with three in individual single weapon, individual double weapon, and individual sword and dagger.
Bea Corales of Apayao was silver medalist in individual single, double weapon, and sword and dagger.
Pinky Paspas of Mountain Province won bronze in individual single weapon while April Jane Marie Anchales of Benguet won bronze in double weapon.
Juna Faye Mendoza of Benguet won in the individual sword and dagger.
Jayden Eillis Paltongan of Baguio won gold in individual single weapon followed by Breyden Miles Rico of Apayao and Ulick Dwayne Patingan of Mountain Province for silver and bronze, respectively.
Jaycee Rein Oning of Baguio won three gold medals in individual double weapon, individual double weapon, and individual sword and dagger.
Valmarjade Pellis of Benguet and Kode Manalang of Mountain Province won silver and bronze medals in the individual double weapon, respectively.
The other medalists in the individual double weapon were Valmarjade Pellis of Benguet for silver and Breyden Miles Rico of Apayao for bronze.
Gold medalists from the secondary were Marc Alexis Martin, Glysm Belteshasar Aliga and Kienth Caspe in team single weapon while the trio of Izy Zyrelle M. Pobletin, Marion Lopez, and Khloei EJ S. Directo won in the team single weapon.
The other team medalists in single weapon were Tabuk City’s Roudini Josh Calderon, Jeffrod Guillermo, and Macario Cosidon for silver and Apayao’s Jefferson Bitanga, Ystar Zuniga, and Dwayne Aquino for bronze.
The silver medalists in the team single women’s secondary were Precious Madriaga, Jezareth dela Cruz, and Janelle dela Cruz of Apayao while Mountain Province’s Khaway Sagorsor, Christy Belle Pat-o, and Jeflyn May Molina settled for bronze.
One of the team trainers, Andre Dean Deligen Foman-eg of University of Baguio, credited the eight gold medals to the enhanced conditioning and preparation training adopted by the Baguio team for this year’s Caraa.
“They were better prepared and more confident,” he said. – Andy Villamor