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Chase Graham

Taekwondo

Chase Graham

Height: 5-10
Weight: 139
Birthplace: Westminster, Calif.
High School: Westminster H.S. (Westminster, Calif.) '07
College: Golden West 
Major: Business
Coach: Cedric Graham
Dojang: Villa's TKD

World Ranking on 9/1/12: 43rd (-63kg)

Hobbies: snow boarding, movies, music, cooking and hanging out with friends and family

Favorite Food: Korean BBQ and watermelon

Pre-Competition Meal: lean meats, fruits and vegetables

Favorite Athletes: Muhammad Ali, Jon Jones, the Ninja Turtles, the Power Rangers, and Goku

Favorite Movie: "Lion King"

Favorite Music: hip hop

Favorite Country Visited for Competition: Costa Rica

Did You Know?: It was discovered that Chase had severe life threatening food allergies and asthma when he was 8 months old. Because of this, he has a very restricted diet and has been on asthma control medicine most of his life. He carries epinephrine shots in case of a reaction and with the help, support and encouragement of his family he has been able to compete at a high level in taekwondo in spite of these obstacles. He has trained in taekwondo since he was 5 years old and has been competing since the age of 12. Chase has learned to cook and prepare his own food and, with the proper diet and physical training, has become stronger both physically and mentally.

Quotable Chase Graham: "Special thanks to the following people that helped me in TKD throughout the years: My mom Karen Graham, my dad/coach Cedric Graham, Master Hernan Tamayo, Jennifer Srutowski, Master Young In Cheon, Mihai Valeriu, Master Jimmy Kim, Master Glenn Lainfiesta, Master Octavio Villa, Gus Villa, Damian Villa, Phil Berdil and the entire Villas TKD Team."

MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2015  WTF World Taekwondo Championships (-63kg): Round of 64
          
-lost to Odilbekov Akhmed (TJK), 8-6, in Round of 64

2011  USAT National Championships (Bantam): GOLD
2011  AAU Nationals: SILVER
2011  AAU Team Trials: 1st
2011  AAU National Team Member
2011  Collegiate Nationals: SILVER
2011  USAT San Diego National Qualifier: GOLD

2010  Costa Rica Open: BRONZE
2010  AAU Nationals: GOLD
2010  AAU Team Trials: 2nd
2010  AAU National B Team Member
2010  California State Championships: GOLD

2009  AAU Nationals: GOLD

last updated 6/12/15

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