Height: 5-2
Weight: 138 pounds
Birthplace: New York City, N.Y.
Residence: Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
High School: 
Fieldston H.S. (Riverdale, N.Y.) '65
Colleges: University of Iowa '69 (BA Portuguese and French)
                University of Rochester '74 (M.Ed. Secondary School Counseling)
                New York University '79 (6th Year Certificate - Counseling)
Coach: Master David Turgeon
Dojang: BM Kim's TaeKwonDo

Other Sports Played in High School: field hockey, basketball and tennis

taekwondo, tennis, hiking, reading and travel

Favorite Foods: many different ethnic cuisines

Pre-Competition Meal: yogurt and muesli plus toast

Favorite Athlete: Roger Federer

Favorite Movies: "Chariots of Fire" and all Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan flicks

Favorite Music: variety

Did You Know?: Erica lived in the Netherlands from 1982-83...her husband is Dutch...she and her family (husband Paul and 3 children) also lived in Korea for 6 years (1990-96) where she began to practice taekwondo as an adult...she moved to Japan in 1996 and returned to New York in 2001...she writes for Taekwondo Times magazine (known as "The Roving Reporter") ...she plays competitive tennis on three local teams and often plays singles...she loves to cook.

Quotable Erica Linthorst: "Playing as a team member is an honor; representing a country a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  Team spirit and succor is an unparalleled experience that I feel so very fortunate to receive and share.  It is certainly a crowning accomplishment to have come this distance and as a “newbie” I am thrilled to go Vladivostok, Russia with such a terrific group of people I can call teammates and friends."

2016  USA Taekwondo National Poomsae Team Member (Over 65 Individual)
World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships (Over 65 Individual): GOLD
2015  USA Taekwondo National Poomsae Team Member (Over 65 Individual)
2015  Pan American Poomsae Open (66+ Female Individual): GOLD

2012  U.S. Open (3rd Masters Poomsae): SILVER

2011  USAT National Poomsae Team Member (3rd Masters)
USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (3rd Masters): 1st

last updated 10/17/16