By Adrian Stewart Co
Negrense jin Ceanne Kyle Rosquillo will soon be kicking his way in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) taekwondo competition after getting a scholarship from the National University (NU).
In a Facebook post by his taekwondo stable Negros Taekwondo Union (NTU)-Tigers New Gen, it said that the Bago City, Negros Occidental-native Rosquillo gained the nod of the NU coaches following his Palarong Pambansa stint.
“Ceanne is a testament of NTU-Tigers New Gen’s mission to equip, unlock potential and provide opportunities to our next generation of Filipino,” the Bacolod City-based taekwondo stable said.
“All the hard work of Ceanne the past few years has paid off as he is now an athletic scholar with the National University,” the team added on Rosquillo, who is a 1st Dan Blackbelt jin.
Rosquillo is a decorated taekwondo jin from the Negros Occidental High School as he was a one-time Palarong Pambansa gold medal winner and was part of the national team pool.
However, the journey of Rosquillo was not a walk in the park as he was forced to quit his taekwondo journey with the NTU-Tigers New Gen a few years ago due to financial challenges.
Rosquillo managed to get back at the NTU-Tigers New Gen stable after being endorsed by his former coach Pamela Caminos following the Negrense’s failed bid in the provincial meet.
Meanwhile, the NU Bulldogs are hoping to extend their three consecutive UAAP men’s taekwondo championship when the Season 84 possibly starts next year, depending on the COVID-19 pandemic situation./ASC, WDJ