Newton second-grader earns black belt

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:12 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:52 a.m. CDT

Newton second-grader Cole Plowman is pictured here with ATA certified instructors Don Stursma (left) and David Hobbs (right) after receiving his black belt in Taekwondo at Triumph Martial Arts in Newton on Monday, March 11. Not pictured is ATA Certified Instructor Mr. Nathan Whitten, who is currently deployed overseas serving with the U.S. Navy Reserves. Plowman began his training at the age of 4 when he was enrolled in the Tiny Tigers program.  Triumph Martial Arts is located at 2617 1st Ave. E. in Newton with additional locations in Pella and Pleasant Hill. For more information, visit

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