Published: Feb 22, 2011 1:40 AM EST
Updated: Feb 21, 2011 10:41 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla - A Lee County high school student is celebrating a top showing at a national taekwondo tournament in Texas.

Chris Kreis won a bronze medal in sparring in the 14-17 year old World Class Black Belt division at the 2011 U.S. Open Taekwondo Championship in Austin, Texas.

Kreis, a junior at South Fort Myers High, was one of 1000 black belt athletes from 55 different countries who competed.

Kreis is a two time Florida state champion.

He trains at the USA Taekwondo Center in Fort Myers under Master Veiko Kreis.