Nickname: Zach-man, “Z”,  or  BUDDÄ’
Height: 5-11
Coach: Grandmaster Eui Lee

Club: World Taekwondo Academy
Year started taekwondo: 2002
High School: Osseo Senior High-Class 2015

-Two-time Chris Canning Award of Excellence Finalist
-Ranked first in Osseo Senior High Class of 2015 out of 522 classmates-GPA of 4.028 on a 4 point scale
-Selected for Osseo Senor High Student Leadership program
-Academic Letter - Sophomore Year 2012-2013 (Minimum GPA 3.8)
-High Performance Biology Student of the Year 2012-2013
-Maple Grove Junior High Student of the Month January 2012 - Math “Rockstar”
-World Taekwondo Academy-Student of the year 2005
-World Taekwondo Academy-Male Athlete of the Year 2010
-World Taekwondo Academy-Student Leader of the Year 2012

Favorite book is Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn…enjoys reading, playing electric and string bass, fishing, biking and kayaking…loves all forms of art from woodworking, jewelry-making, painting, oils, to colored pencil. He just recently discovered glass work and is excited to explore this new form of art. Most of his artwork goes to family members for gifts…favorite TV show is Discovery Channel’s Tanked and Animal Planet’s Top Hooker (both fishing shows)…favorite athlete is Antony “Tony” Graf…teaches taekwondo four days a week and still practice and compete in Poomsae whenever possible. He has his Level-1 Caching and Refereeing Certifications…taking Chinese just for fun…personal quote: “It doesn’t matter what you have done, it is what you WILL DO!”


2014  Youth Olympic Games Qualifier (55-63kg): 2nd Round

2013  USAT Junior National Team Member (Feather)
2013  USAT National Championships (Junior feather)-GOLD
2013  USAT All American Challenge-Feather/light- Sparring-GOLD, Poomsae-GOLD
2013  Eric Rose Memorial Tournament-Poomsae-GOLD, Sparring- GOLD
2013  Canada Open-Sparring Feather Weight- GOLD
2013  USAT MN State Championship Poomsae- GOLD, Sparring- GOLD
2013  U.S. Open Taekwondo Championship; Sparring-Round of 16

2012  USAT Junior National “B” Team Member
2012  USAT Junior Nationals; Sparring- SILVER, Poomsae - Participation
2012  Canada Open-Fly-weight: Sparring- GOLD
2012  Junior World Taekwondo Championships- Fly-weight: Sparring- Quarter-finals
2012  Minnesota State Championship: Sparring-  GOLD, Poomsae (Pairs)-SILVER, Poomsae (Singles)- SILVER
2012  U.S. Open-Fly-weight: Quarter-finals
2012  Junior World Team Trials: First Place- Flyweight Champion & Jr. National Team Member

2011  U.S. Fly-weight A.C.T. S. Series Champion-placed first in the three tournament series
2011  Costa Rica Open-Fly-weight: Sparring- BRONZE
2011  Junior Nationals: Demo Team-BRONZE, Poomsae (Pairs & Singles)-participant, Sparring-Round of 16
2011  Poomsae Team Trials (pairs & singles): Singles- finals, Pairs - participant
2011  USAT State Championship Poomsae- SILVER, Sparring- GOLD, Pairs- SILVER

2010  USAT Prep-Team (Lt. Weight)
2010  USAT Junior Olympics, Orlando (Lt. Weight)– GOLD
2010  USAT Minnesota State Championship (Lt. Weight)– GOLD, Poomsae-GOLD, Poomsae Pairs- GOLD

2009  Manitoba Open (Lt. Weight)– GOLD
2009  USAT National Qualifier, Buffalo (Lt. Weight)– BRONZE

2008  Toronto Open (Lt. Weight)– GOLD
2008  USAT Junior Nationals, Detroit (Lt. Weight)– SILVER
2008  Manitoba Open (Lt. Weight)– BRONZE
2008  USAT National Qualifier, Des Moines (Lt. Weight)– GOLD

2007  Manitoba Open (Lt. Weight)– SILVER
2007  Toronto Open (Lt. Weight)– GOLD
2007  USAT National Qualifier, Dallas (90.1-102)– GOLD

2006  USAT National Qualifier, Rochester (80.1-92.0)– SILVER

last updated 4/21/14