Michelle Gonciarz

Taekwondo

Nickname: "Cheetah"
Height: 5-7

Weight: 106 lbs.
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah
High School: Juan Diego Catholic H.S.
Year of Graduation: 2016
Coach: Jacek Gonciarz

Enjoys sailing, dancing and singing...favorite food is homemade vegetable salad...eats organic cereal and milk before competition...favorite athletes are Cheyenne Lewis and Apolo Ohno...favorite movie is My Life in Ruins...enjoys soul and pop music...Michelle maintains a straight 4.0 GPA at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper, Utah, and she has never missed even one day of school except for taekwondo competitions... she would like to one day become a doctor of radiology...quotable Michelle Gonciarz: "I feel blessed and proud to train with my dear friend Cheyenne Lewis who always inspires me to become the best I can be."

MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:

2014 USAT National Championships (Sr. Feather): GOLD
2014 USAT National Championships (Jr. Feather): Silver
2014
AAU Junior National Team Member (Jr. Feather)
2014 AAU Team Trials (Jr. Feather): GOLD
2014 German Open (Jr. Bantam): GOLD
     -def. Sinem Koccarslan (GER), 14-2, in quarterfinals
     -def. Katie Bradley (GBR), 9-0, in semifinals
     -def. Alberte Knudsen-Nielsen (DEN), 15-1, in finals
2014  USA Taekwondo Youth Olympic Games Team member (Feather)
2014  USA Taekwondo Youth Olympic Games Team Trials (Feather): 1st
2014  USA Taekwondo Junior National Team Trials (Bantam): 2nd
2014  Youth Olympic Games Qualifier (44-49kg): 1st Round
2014
  U.S. Open (Jr. Bantam): SILVER
     -def. Maria Perez (MEX), 12-0, in round of 16
     -def. Mirnellys Rivera (PUR), 8-4, in quarterfinals
     -def. Maria Rojas Santiago (CAN), 10-6, in semifinals
     -lost to Tsai Shu Hua (TPE), 1-0 in SDP, in finals

2013  USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Fin)
2013
  USAT National Championships (Jr. Fin): GOLD
2013  Pan Am Junior Championships (Fin): BRONZE
2013  AAU National Championships (Jr. Bantam): GOLD
2013  AAU Junior National Team Member (Jr. Bantam)
2013  AAU Team Trials (Jr. Bantam): GOLD
2013  UC Davis (Jr. Feather): GOLD
2013  Berkley Open (Jr. Fly): GOLD

2012  USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Fin)
2012
  USAT National Championships (Sr. Fin): GOLD
2012  USAT National Championships (Jr. Fin): GOLD
2012  Utah Summer Games (Jr. Fly): GOLD
2012  USAT Western Regional Qualifier (Jr. Fin): GOLD
2012  Stanford Spring Open (Jr. Fin): GOLD
2012  Young In Cheon International Tournament (Jr. Fin): GOLD
2012  
Junior World Championship Trials (Jr. Fin): 5th

2011 
Pan Am Junior International Championships (12-13 Bantam): GOLD
2011  USAT Junior Prep National Team Member (Bantam)
2011 
USAT Junior Olympics (12-13 Bantam): GOLD
2011 
USAT San Diego National Qualifier (12-13 Bantam): GOLD

2010 
Global Open: GOLD
2010  USAT Junior Prep National Team Member (Fin)
2010 
USAT Junior Olympics (12-13 Fin): GOLD
2010  Utah State Qualifier: GOLD
2010  U.S. Open: GOLD

2009  USAT Junior Olympics: BRONZE
2009  Utah State Qualifier: GOLD
2009  U.S. Open: BRONZE

2008  Rocky Mountain Open: GOLD
2008  Jimmy Kim International: GOLD

2007  AAU National Championship: SILVER
2007  AAU National Qualifier: GOLD

last updated 4/21/14