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2017 Senior National Poomsae Team Earns 11 Golds at World Taekwondo President’s Cup

Congratulations to the 2017 USA Senior National Team on a fantastic showing at the WT President Cup – a G2/G1 event with 1,600+ athletes, on Oct. 4-5! With an action packed 2 days of competition in both Recognized and Freestyle, Team USA finished first place in the standings with 11 Golds, 6 Silvers, and 1 Bronze.

Medal results:

31 – 40 Female – Jessica Ayres – GOLD

41 – 50 Female – Thoa Nguyen – GOLD

41 – 50 Male – Pok Sun Yang – GOLD

51 – 60 Female – Kristi George – BRONZE

51 – 60 Male – Thang Lam – SILVER

61 – 65 Female – Julie Tregeagle – GOLD

61 – 65 Male – Donald Cottee – SILVER

65+ Female – Erica Linthorst – GOLD

65+ Male – James Harp – SILVER

30+ Pairs – Pok Sun Yang and Thoa Nguyen – GOLD

U30 Female Team – Annie Lamb, Rena Couzzart, Jackielyn Gomez – SILVER

U30 Male Team – Michael Couloucoundis, Sebastian Choi, Princeton Rush – GOLD

30+ Women’s Team – Jessica Ayres, Jessica Fabus, Ly-Huong Ngo – GOLD

30+ Mens Team – Tuong-Huy Nguyen, Anh Nguyen, Justin Wang – SILVER

18+ Female Freestyle Individual – Adalis Munoz – GOLD

18+ Male Freestyle Individual – Edward Jeong – GOLD

18 + Freestyle Pairs – Miyako Yerick and Andrew Hurd- SILVER

18+ Freestyle Team – Kelsey Ha, Cindy Asano, Kody Han, Edward Jeong, Tuong-Long Nguyen, Tuong-Huy Nguyen (sub) – GOLD


US National Poomsae Team earns 5 Golds at Pan Am Poomsae Championships

Congratulations to the cadet and junior members of the team who competed at the 2017 Pan American Cadet and Junior Poomsae Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica on August 29-31.  Team USA poomsae finished with 5 gold, 4 silver and 10 bronze!

Male Poomsae Team Standing: 1st Place!
Female Poomsae Team Standing: 2nd Place
Male Poomsae Athlete of the Year: Ryan Real
Male Poomsae Coach of the Year: Daniel Chuang

Cadet Male

Ryan Real – GOLD
Colton Sidell – BRONZE

Cadet Female
Piper Kindle – SILVER

Mixed Pair Cadet
Sharlene Duong and Jacob Gonzaga – GOLD
Aditya Bhattacharryya and Annika Walch – BRONZE

Male Team Cadet
Brandon Cho, Ryan Real and Ethan Sen – SILVER
Gabriel Mora, Michael Mora and Sergio Paez – BRONZE

Female Team Cadet
Trystan Haley Contreras, Chiara Flotildes and Victoria Hsu – SILVER
Sarah Kwak, McKenzie Sou and Annika Walch – BRONZE

Junior Male
Kyle Tanimura – BRONZE

Junior Female
Karyn Real – BRONZE

Junior Mixed Pair
Karyn Real and Ethan Sun – GOLD
Rachel Bae and Kyle Tanimura – BRONZE

Junior Male Team
Kevin Jiang, Eugene Kimura and Casey Liu – GOLD

Junior Female Team
Rachel Bae, Viviana Cao and Esther Jo – SILVER

Junior Male Freestyle
Arman Diego Polenco – BRONZE

Junior Female Freestyle
Sharlene Duong – BRONZE

Junior Pairs Freestyle
Aleena Duong and Ryan Kim – GOLD

Junior Mixed Team Freestyle
Sharlene Duong, Ethan Huang, Jaden Kim, Piper Kindle and Arianna Le – BRONZE
Pan Am Junior

National Poomsae Team Camp Held at Stanford University

Our 2017 USA National Poomsae Team Training Camp & Fundraiser was a great success, held on Aug, 12-13! We had a record breaking number for our camp with over 120 athletes, national team members, alternates, and coaches. Together, we were able to have a great 2-day camp, where athletes of all ages and experiences got to train with world class athletes and coaches. The camp helped raised $4,412.50 (after expenses), which will all go toward the National Team Poomsae Team.

The National Team also got to train together, establish strong dynamic, and start great preparation momentum toward Pan Am Championships and President Cup coming up.

Special thanks to the following:
– National Team Coaches Dan Chuang, David J. Turgeon, Barbara Brand, and Huy Nguyen for your valuable time working with all athletes.
– Stanford Taekwondo and Team-M Taekwondo for your warm hospitality hosting the event at such a wonderful venue and managed setup/breakdown.
– To all athletes and instructors for coming out. We hope you had a great time and look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Seminars held on May 13 in North Carolina and Texas

May 13 wrapped up in Texas and North Carolina as 2 of our national poomsae team coaches conducted fundraiser seminars for 40+ participants. We hope those attended had a great time learning, and we would like to thank Coaches Chuang & Brand as well as all the national team members Elva Adams, Carissa Fu and Adalis “AJ” Munoz who came out to help out with the events.

Also, we would like to thank Masters Song, Tippens, and Partridge for hosting these events!