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Stephen Lambdin


Stephen Lambdin

Height: 6-2
Weight: 220 pounds
Birthplace: Rockwall, Texas
High School: Colleyville Heritage H.S. ('06)
College: California Lutheran University
Coach: Jeff Pinaroc
Dojang: Lee's Taekwondo

WTF World Ranking on 4/17/15: 7th (+87kg); 12th (Olympic +80kg)

See Stephen's June 2010 feature on

Named USA Taekwondo 2005 Male Junior Athlete of the Year...competed in track and cross country for two years in high school...his hobbies include running...favorite foods are Korean and Mexican...eats a big omelet prior to competition...favorite athlete is Steven Lopez...favorite movie is Old School...enjoys all types of music...lists Germany as his favorite country visited for competition.

-2010 USA Taekwondo Male Athlete of the Year
-2008 NCTA Male Athlete of the Year
-2007 NCTA Outstanding Freshman Male Athlete of the Year
-2005 USA Taekwondo Male Junior Athlete of the Year 

Competition Record:
2015  WTF World Taekwondo Championships (+87kg): Quarterfinals
          -def. Yi Yang (CHN), 4-3 (OT), in Round of 32
          -def. Arman-Marshall Silla (BLR), 3-0 (RSC), in Round of 16
lost to Anthony Obame (GAB), 3-1, in Quarterfinals
2015  Pan Am Games Team Trials (+80kg): 2nd

2014  USA Taekwondo National Team Trials (men’s heavy): FIRST
2014  U.S. National Team member (Heavy)

WTF Grand Prix Final (men’s +80kg): Round of 16

2012 U.S. Open (Heavy): BRONZE
         -def. Nilson De Macena (USA), WDR, in round of 16
         -def. Mahama Cho (FRA), 6-3, in quarterfinals
         -lost to Pascal Gentil (FRA), 3-1, in semifinals

2011  Pan Am Games (Heavy +80kg): BRONZE
          -def. Carlos Alejandro Canas (COL), 4-0, in Round of 16
          -def. Salvador Perez (MEX), 4-3, in Quarterfinals
          -lost to Juan Carlos Diaz (VEN), 7-3, in Semifinals

2011  World University Games Team Member (Heavy)
2011  World Taekwondo Championships (Heavy): Round of 16
          -def. Oleg Kuznetcov (RUS), 7-4, in Round of 64
          -def. Salvador Perez Rodriguez (MEX), 6-2, in Round of 32
          -lost to Chol Ho Jo (KOR), 4-0, in Round of 16

National Collegiate Championships (Heavy): GOLD
2011  Pan Am Games Team Member (Middle/Heavy)
Pan Am Games Qualifier (Middle/Heavy): Qualified
          -def. Carlos Liebig (CHI) 13-1

2011  U.S. National Team Member (Heavy)
U.S. National Team Trials (Heavy): 1st

British Open (Heavy): GOLD
Pan Am Games Team Trials (Middle/Heavy): 1st
2010  USAT National Championships (Heavy): GOLD
2010  U-24 National Team Member (Heavy)
U-24 National Team Trials (Heavy): 1st
2010  Spanish Open (Heavy): GOLD
2010  National Collegiate Championships (Heavy): GOLD

  USAT Colorado Springs National Qualifier (Heavy): GOLD

2009  U-24 National Team Member (Heavy)
U-24 National Team Trials (Heavy): 1st

2008  Korean Open (Heavy): BRONZE
2008  World University Championships (Heavy): BRONZE
2008  U.S. Senior Nationals (Heavy): BRONZE
2008  Collegiate World Trials (Heavy): 1st
2008  National Collegiate Championships (Heavy): GOLD
2008  Houston National Qualifier (Heavy): GOLD
2008  U.S. Open (Heavy): GOLD

2007  U.S. Senior Nationals (Heavy): GOLD
2007  World University Games Trials (Heavy): 1st
2007  National Collegiate Championships (Heavy): GOLD
2007  Sr. National Team Trials (Heavy): 2nd
2007  Pan Am Games Trials (Middle/Heavy): 3rd

2006  Pan Am Championships (Heavy): SILVER
2006  Sr. National Team Trials (Heavy): 1st

2005  U.S. Senior Nationals (Heavy): BRONZE
2005  Pan Am Junior Championships (Heavy): GOLD
2005  Junior National Team Member (Heavy)
2005  U.S. Open (Heavy): BRONZE

2004  U.S.  Senior Nationals: GOLD
2004  Ft. Worth International (Sr. Division): GOLD
2004  Ft. Worth International (Jr. Division): GOLD
2004  Poos Brothers (Sr. Division): SILVER
2004  Tekno Atlantic Games (Sr. Division): GOLD
2004  Junior World Championships: BRONZE
2004  Junior World Team Trials: GOLD
2004  Junior Olympics: GOLD
2004  America's Cup: SILVER
2004  AAU Texas State Regional: GOLD
2004  U.S. Open (Seniors): QUARTERFINALS
2004  U.S. Open (Juniors): BRONZE

Jr. Black Belt Festival: GOLD
2003  Friendship Games: GOLD
2003  Ft. Worth International (Jr. Division): GOLD
2003  Texas Jr. State: GOLD
2003  Junior Olympics: GOLD

2002  Jr. World Team Member
2002  U.S. Open (Juniors): GOLD
2002  Junior Olympics: GOLD
2002  Ft. Worth International (Jr. Division): GOLD
2002  Texas Jr. State: GOLD

2001  Ft. Worth International (Jr. Division): GOLD
2001  U.S. Open (Juniors): SILVER
2001  Texas Jr. State: GOLD

2000  Ft. Worth International (Jr. Division): GOLD

1999  Texas Jr. State: GOLD

1998  Texas Jr. State: GOLD
1998  Junior Olympics: SILVER

1997  Texas Jr. State: GOLD
1997  Junior Olympics: GOLD

1996  Texas Jr. State: GOLD
1996  Junior Olympics: GOLD

last updated 6/11/15

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