Rene Chen

Taekwondo

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Nickname: "Nene"
Height:
5-3
Weight: 115 pounds
Birthplace: Zhengzhou, Henan (China)
High School: Paul R. Wharton H.S. (Tampa, Fla.) '03
College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology '07
Major: Materials Science and Engineering 
Grad School: Rhode Island School of Design
Year of Graduation: 2013
Major: Industrial Design
Coach:
Master Dan Chuang
Dojang: MIT Sport Taekwondo, CW Taekwondo at Boston


Hobbies: art & design, photography, videography, glassblowing, travel, outdoor activities and sports

Favorite Foods: Chinese (Sichuan cuisine), Japanese and Korean

Pre-Competition Meal: whatever is available at the moment, nothing particular, but something light with carbs

Favorite Athletes: teammates at MIT and CW Boston

Favorite Movie: all films by director Wong Kar-wei, Jet Li's Chinese movies, and many other independent/international films

Favorite Music: independent music, Chinese pop

Favorite Country Visited for Competition: Spain

Did You Know?:
Rene's taekwondo master, Dan Chuang, officiated at her wedding in 2009 and she also did a board break at the ceremony.


MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:

2011  USAT National Poomsae Team Member (1st Seniors)
2011  USAT National Poomsae Team Member (1st Team w/ Christina Park & Lisa Zhou)
2011 
USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Seniors): 1st
2011 
USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Team w/ Christina Park & Lisa Zhou): 1st
2011  World University Games Team Member (Poomsae)
2011 
National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Individual): 1st
2011  National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Mixed Pairs w/ Brandon DeSouza): 1st
2011  National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Women's Team w/ Carissa Fu & Erika Lee): 1st

2010  USAT National Poomsae B Team Member (1st Seniors)
2010 
USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Female Seniors): 2nd
2010  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Female Team): 3rd
2010  New York State Open (1st Female Senior): SILVER
2010  New York State Open (1st Female Team): GOLD

2009  Pamplona Poomsae Open (1st Female Team): SILVER
2009  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Female Senior): 4th
2009  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Female Team): 2nd
2009  Massachusetts State Championship (1st Female Senior): GOLD
2009  Massachusetts State Championship (1st Pair): GOLD
2009  Massachusetts State Championship (1st Female Team): GOLD

last updated 6/2/11

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