Shannon Chang

USA Taekwondo

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Nickname: "Heejae" (Korean name)
Height: 5-4
Weight: 118
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Coaches: Master JungSu Ham & Master Dong Lee
Dojang: Chang Lee's Taekwondo
High School: Greenhill School (Dallas, Texas) 
Year of Graduation: 2012

Other Sports Played: swimming

Hobbies: reading, cooking, going out, and traveling on road trips

Favorite Foods: Korean, sushi/sashimi, ice cream ("when I'm allowed") and anything her mom makes

Pre-Competition Meal: sweet rice cake and water ("I don't eat much before competitions because it makes me heavier")

Favorite Athletes: her "unni & oppas" at Kyunghee University (Kang Yujin, Chung Sehoon, Chang Jaeyook, Park Aram, Moon Hyunjin and Ji Joong Ho), her oppas at Maehwa Gillajabe Dojang & Jr. Newman from Chang Lee's Taekwondo

Favorite Movies: The Godfather, Shawshank Redemption and The Matrix

Favorite Music: Korean pop, hip hop and rock

Did You Know?: Shannon has trained a KyungHee University in Korea for the 2009 World Poomsae Championships...academically, her goal is to get into Columbia University in New York.

Quotable Shannon Chang: "I would like to thank my mother for supporting and placing enough trust in me to send me to Korea to pursue my goal."


MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS

2010  U.S National Poomsae A Team Member (Jr. Female)
2010  U.S. National Poomsae B Team Member (1st Pairs w/ Rocky Cao)
2010 
U.S National Poomsae Team Trials (Jr. Female): 1st
2010  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Pairs w/ Rocky Cao): 2nd
2010 
USAT Dallas National Qualifier (1st Pairs Sport Poomsae): GOLD
2010  U.S. Open (14-18 Poomsae): 4th

2009  World Poomsae Championships (Jr. Female): 12th
2009  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member (Jr. Female)
2009 
U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (Jr. Female): 1st
2009  USAT National Championships (Poomsae): GOLD
2009  USAT Colorado Springs National Qualifier (Poomsae): GOLD
2009  USAT San Jose National Qualifier (Poomsae): SILVER
2009  USAT Austin National Qualifier (Poomsae): GOLD

2008  Nazarene Hanmadang (Korea): 3rd
2008  World Taekwondo Hanmadang: 5th

last updated 7/20/10