Birthplace: Westminster, Calif.
High School: Westminster H.S. (Westminster, Calif.) '07
College: Golden West
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:
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 9/11/12
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