From left, Bateman. coach David Bateman, Mariliis Bateman and assistant coach Kaat May.
TEN-YEAR old Mariliis Bateman claimed her title of AAU TaeKwonDo U.S. Junior Olympian after competing in the AAU Junior Olympic Games July 29-30, in Houston. Bateman held the bar in her divisions and won gold in Olympic Sparring and bronze in forms. Mariliis said her goal is to become an AAU National team member.