Weight: 103 lbs.
Birthplace: San Jose, Calif.
School: Santa Teresa H.S.
Coaches: Master Andrew Suh and Art Jackson
Dojang: TAEMA Taekwondo
Other Sports Played: track & field and volleyball
Hobbies: reading MANGA, color guard, playing the sax and clarinet, music and annoying her little brother
Family: Her younger brother Arthur (aka: AJ) also competes in taekwondo and is a two-time Junior Olympic gold medalist (2008 & 2010). He also took silver at the 2010 U.S. Open...her father is a 2nd Dan Kukkiwon black belt and also actively competes.
Favorite Foods: "see" food...she sees food and she likes it.
Pre-Competition Meal: bananas and SPAM sushi (it's a TAEMA parent's thing)
Favorite Athlete: Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite Movies: "Spirited Away" and all scary movies
Favorite Music: pop, R&B and rap
Did You Know?: Katie is the youngest in her 8th-grade class at 12 years old because she started school one year early.
MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2011 USAT Junior Prep National Team Member (Light)
2011 USAT Junior Olympics (12-13 Light): GOLD
2011 Stanford University Open: GOLD
2011 USAT San Diego National Qualifier (12-13 Light): GOLD
2010 USAT Junior Prep National Team Member (Bantam)
2010 USAT Junior Olympics (12-13 Bantam): GOLD
2010 USAT Fresno National Qualifier (12-13 Bantam): BRONZE
2010 California State Championships (12-13 Bantam): GOLD
2010 U.S. Open (12-13 Bantam): BRONZE
2009 USAT San Jose National Qualifier: GOLD
2008 USAT Junior Olympics (Elite Open): GOLD
2008 USAT Junior Olympics (Poomsae): GOLD
2007 USAT Junior Olympics (Elite Open): SILVER
last updated 8/18/11