Coach: Brian Singer
Dojang: World Taekwondo Center
WTF World Ranking on 4/16/15: 23rd (-74kg); 38th (Olympic -80kg)
Hobbies: riding his fixie and teaching taekwondo
Family: his father, Tim Curry, was ranked third in California in track & field
Favorite Foods: asada burritos, pho and anything with steak
Pre-Competition Meal: whatever he can get his hands on
Favorite Athletes: Jun Chul Yun and Michael Jordan
Favorite Movie: "The Matrix"
Favorite Music: Cloud 10, Kanye West, and Wale
Favorite Country Visited for Competition: Brazil
Did You Know?: TJ's mother, father and sister are also black belts in taekwondo.
Quotable TJ Curry: "Determination is intriguing; one day you want something and with determination, before you know it you got it. I believe you can do whatever you want. You just need to go out and do it. There's nothing out there that can keep you from reaching greatness except yourself."
MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2015 WTF World Championships (-74kg): Round of 16
-def. Francesco Seynghyun Maiani (SMR), 16-2, in Round of 64
-def. Funing Liu (CHN), 9-9 SUP, in Round of 32
-lost to Julio Ferreira (POR), 12-8, in Round of 16
2015 Pan Am Games Team Trials (-80kg): 2nd
2012 Olympic Trials - Phase 7 (-80kg): 1st
2011 Pan Am Games (Welter -80kg): Quarterfinals
-def. Douglas Marcelino (BRA), 8-5, in Round of 16
-lost to Uriel Avigdor Adriano (MEX), 20-13, in Quarterfinals
2011 Pam Am Games Team Member (Light/Welter)
2011 Pan Am Games Qualifier (Light/Welter): Qualified
-def. David Rajjab (GUY) by bowout
-def. Wilken Heredia Prensa (DOM) 7-6
2011 U.S. National Team Trials (Light): 2nd
2010 2012 Olympic Team Trials 1 (Light/Welter): 2nd
2010 Pan Am Games Team Trials (Light/Welter): 1st
2010 USAT National Championships (Light): GOLD
2010 USAT National Qualifier: GOLD
2010 International Taekwondo Festival: GOLD
2009 Jimmy Kim International: GOLD
2003 Junior National Team Member
2003 Junior Pan Am Championships: BRONZE
last updated 4/16/15
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