Natalie Baker

USA Taekwondo

Natalie Baker

Nickname: "Nat"
Height:
5-6
Weight: 118 pounds
Birthplace: Redondo Beach, Calif.
High School: West H.S. (Torrance, Calif.) '08
College: University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Major: Psychology 
Coach: self-coached
Dojang: non-affiliated

Hobbies: taekwondo, drawing, painting, going to the beach, listening to music and dancing

Favorite Foods: chocolate, peanut butter, and spam

Pre-Competition Meal: bananas, Gatorade, and pasta

Favorite Athlete: Kytu Dang

Favorite Movie: "The Hangover"

Favorite Music: alternative, reggae, R&B and hip hop

Favorite Country Visited for Competition: Korea

Did You Know?: Natalie finds art very relaxing and loves to draw and paint with a variety of mediums.

Quotable Natalie Baker: "I started Taekwondo in my freshman year of high school and fell in love with the sport. I love teaching young children in particular and get a great sense of satisfaction from teaching. It is my dream to win the world championships in poomsae and to open my own studio in the near future."


MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:

2010  USAT National Poomsae A Team Member (1st Senior Female)
2010 
USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Senior Female): 1st
2010  U.S. Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (1st Senior Female): 3rd
2010  USAT U.S. Open (1st Senior Female): SILVER

2009  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Senior Female): 3rd

2008  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Pairs): 3rd

2007  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Female Team): 1st
2007  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (Junior Female): 3rd

last updated 3/7/11