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2017 US National Collegiate Team Chosen

Congratulations to the following athletes who earned a berth on the 2017 National Collegiate Taekwondo Team at the NCTA Championships on April 1-2, 2017 at the University of California, San Diego. Athletes had to perform both recognized and freestyle routines to make the team. The team will compete at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, Chinese Taipei in August 2017.

Female Individual – Adalis Munoz
Male Individual – Edward Jeong
Mixed Pair – Kelsey Ha and Albert Jong 
Female Team – Christina Castillo, Samery Moras and Adalis Munoz
Male Team – Kody Han, Edward Jeong and Albert Jong

Congratulations to all! For full results, including the collegiate and high school championships divisions, please click here.

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National Poomsae Seminar Held on April 16, 2017 in Carson City, Nevada

Our momentum for the USA National Poomsae Team fundraiser seminar continued on in Carson City, Nevada on April 16! We would like to express great appreciation to Grandmaster Chi Duong for hosting this event and helping with the training. Also, thank you Coach Huy Nguyen for volunteering your time to work with the atheletes and instructors attending the seminar.

For more information on our next fundraising seminars, please visit www.usat.hangastar.com.

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California Fundraising Seminar Announced

We are pleased to announce another upcoming USA National Poomsae Team fundraiser seminar. 100% of the proceeds will help support our USA National Poomsae Team.

Date: Saturday, May 6th
Location: Just Taekwondo (Diamond Bar, California)
Head Instructor: National Team Coach Huy Nguyen
National Team Member Assisting Instructors:
Justin Wang, World Gold Medalist
and other national team members
Featuring: Freestyle & Recognized Poomsae

UPCOMING US NATIONAL TEAM SEMINARS ANNOUNCED

The US National Poomsae Team Staff is  pleased to National Team Poomsae Seminars have been announced for the following dates and locations:

March 4, 2017 – Toms River, NJ – Instructor: Coach David Turgeon (Recognized Poomsae)

April 16, 2017 – Carson City, NV – Instructor: Coach Huy Nguyen (Recognized & Freestyle Poomsae)

May 13, 2017 – Carrboro, NC – Instructor: Coach Dan Chuang (Recognized Poomsae)

You may now register at the USA Taekwondo web page through the Hangastar site.  As always, check the events page for the latest updates.

Team USA Earns 20 Medals, 3rd Place at 2016 World Poomsae Championships

Congratulations to Team USA, which earned a world best 20 medals and earned 3rd place in the standings with 4 gold, 5 silver and 11 bronze medals at the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships on September 29 to October 2, 2016. For the full roster, see the 2016 National Poomsae Team page.

USA Taekwondo published 5 articles regarding the championships:

Team Departure and Interviews
Day 1 Results Article
Day 2 Results Article
Day 3 Results Article
Day 4 Results Article

Medal results are below:

Team Standing – 3rd overall, Team USA

4 Gold, 5 Silver, 11 Bronze

12-17 Freestyle Male Individual
Tyler Dao, GOLD

66+ Female Individual
Erica Linthorst, GOLD

18+ Freestyle Female Individual

Adalis Munoz, GOLD

41-50 Female Individual
Thoa Nguyen, GOLD

31+ Female Team
Elva Pai Adams, Kathy Do and Thoa Nguyen, SILVER

18+ Freestyle Mixed Pair
Victoria Dizon and Alex Twu, SILVER

61-65 Male Individual
Chi Duong, SILVER

61-65 Female Individual
Diana Hunt, SILVER

41-50 Male Individual

Pok Sun Yang, SILVER

12-14 Male Team
Brandon Cho, Ryan Real, and Ethan Sen, BRONZE

12-17 Freestyle Mixed Team
Tyler Dao, Kenneth Doan, Aleena Duong, Ethan Huang, Arianna Le, Jamie Ng, BRONZE

66+ Male Individual
Bruce Gallup, BRONZE

12-17 Freestyle Mixed Pair
Kenneth Doan and Jamie Ng, BRONZE

15-17 Female Individual
Rikki Jao, BRONZE

15-17 Mixed Pair
Priscilla Jo and Vincent Jodjana, BRONZE

15-17 Male Individual
Alex Lee, BRONZE

15-17 Male Team
Alex Lee, Andrew Lee, Ethan Sun, BRONZE

12-14 Female Team
Megan Lee, Erica Seo, Jae Shin, BRONZE

12-14 Cadet Pairs
Hannah Mooney and Ethan Sen, BRONZE

31+ Male Team

Anh Nguyen, Huy Nguyen, Chau Truong, BRONZE