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Johnny Nguyen

Taekwondo

Johnny Nguyen

Nickname: "Hollywood"
Height: 5-7
Weight: 54 kg
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Calif.
High School: Corona Del Sol '05
College: Arizona State University
Coach: Anthony Nguyen
Dojang: NB Taekwondo & Fitness Center
World Ranking on 9/1/12: 20th (-54kg) 

Lettered four years in high school wrestling...three-time State Placer in the 5A wrestling State Championships...father is Vietnamese and mother is Korean...enjoys playing guitar and riding State bicycle...favorite foods are Chipotle and Pho...favorite movies are Best of the Best and Bloodsport...listens to anything, mostly hip-hop...earned a spot on the first Poomsae National Team with older brother Anthony...favorite country visited for competition is Spain.

Awards:
-2009 National Collegiate Male Athlete of the Year

Quotable Johnny Nguyen: "Taekwondo being a very dynamic sport, I believe being dynamic in life is very important as well."

Competition Record:

2013 
Collegiate National Championships: GOLD

2012 USAT National Championships: GOLD
2012 World University Championships: BRONZE
2012  Olympic Trials - Phase 7 (-68kg): 5th

2011 
U.S. National Team Trials (Fin): 3rd

2010 
2012 Olympic Team Trials 1 (Bantam/Feather): 7th
2010  U.S. National Team Member (Fin)
2010 
National Collegiate Championships (Fin): GOLD
2010  National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Individual): 1st
2010  National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Mixed Pairs): 2nd

2009  Pan Am University Championships (Fin): GOLD
2009 
Pan Am University Championships (Team Poomsae w/ Jason Hwang & Anthony Nguyen): GOLD
2009 
Korea Open (Fin): SILVER
2009  World University Games (Individual Poomsae): top 30
2009  World University Games (1st Team Poomsae): 5th
2009  World University Games (Fin Sparring): quarterfinals
2009  World University Games Team Member (Fin)
2009 
World University Games Trials (Fin): 1st
2009  U.S. National Team Trials (Fin): 3rd
2009  National Collegiate Championships (Fin): GOLD
2009  National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials: SILVER
2009  National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Men's Team): GOLD
2009  U.S. Open (Fin): SILVER
2009  National Team Qualifier (Fin): 2nd

2008  U.S. Senior Nationals (Fin): SILVER
2008  Daytona National Qualifier (Fin): SILVER

2007  U.S. Senior Nationals (Fin): BRONZE
2007  U.S. Open (sparring): GOLD
2007  U.S. Open (poomsae): GOLD
2007  U.S. National Poomsae Trials: GOLD
2007  Collegiate World Trials: SILVER

2006  National Poomsae Team Trials (Pairs): GOLD
2006  World University Championships: BRONZE
2006  Anaheim National Qualifier: SILVER
2006  National Collegiate Team Trials: GOLD
2006  National Collegiate Championships: SILVER
2006  U.S. Open (sparring): BRONZE
2006  U.S. Open (poomsae): GOLD

2005  Senior Nationals (poomsae): GOLD
2005  Anaheim National Qualifier: BRONZE

2004  Senior Nationals (poomsae): GOLD
2004  U.S. Open (poomsae): GOLD

1998  Junior Olympics: GOLD

1995  Junior Olympics: GOLD

last updated 9/11/12

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