The Pencak Silat Fighting Crimson Team placed 1st runner-up during the the 7th Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Areas (BIMP-EAGA) Friendship Games held at Koronadal City last December 8-12, 2012.
Among the athletes comprising the team were Jefferson Rhey Loon (College of Engineering and Technology, Beverly Q. Mahusay (College of Criminal Justice Education), Abdul Gani A. Ishmael (College of Engineering and Technology), Suharto S. Asdal (Integrated Laboratory School-High School Department), Aldwin E. Sali (College of Engineering and Technology), Lhea B. Garde (College of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports), Joselle S. Truza (College of Criminal Justice Education) and Remie Marian D. Mumbing (College of Home Economics).
Our very own delegates Abdul Gani A. Ishmael and Nohman B. Ladjamatli grabbed the gold medal for the Philippines in the Regu Male competition, together with a fellow Mindanaoan, Al Shamier Ibnohasim.
Suharto S. Asdal, together with Ibnohasim, garnered silver in the Ganda Male category. While WMSU’s Lhea B. Garde and Joselle S. Taruza, together with a fellow Filipino April Joy Alarcon secured the silver medal for the Regu Female division.
On the other hand, other Crimsons who earned bronze medals were Abdul Gani Ishmael for Tunggal Male division and Beverly Q. Mahusay for Tunggal Female division.
The delegation to the said friendship games was headed by Coach Ricardo Z. Araneta. The latter is also the Bachelor of Science in Education Department Head of the university’s College of Education. The team plucked a total of 3 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 2 bronze medals which placed them as 1st runner-up in he over-all standing. (EKEENA O. LIM, WMSU-PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE)