Nicknames: "Big Mak", "Mak"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Birthplace: San Jose, Calif.
Residence: Ravensdale, Wash.
High School: Tahoma Senior High (Kent, Wash.) '09
College: Green River Community College
Major: Sports Management
Coach: John Phillips
Dojang: Phillips Tae Kwon Do Center (PTC)
WTF World Ranking on 9/1/12: T-153rd (-57kg)
Hobbies: wakeboarding, running and watching movies
Favorite Foods: steak, fried chicken and seafood
Pre-Competition Meal: ham and cheese omelet
Favorite Athletes: her teammates
Favorite Movies: "Transformers" and "The Bounty Hunter"
Favorite Music: Eminem, Kings of Leon
Favorite Country Visited for Competition: China
Did You Know?: Makayla started training when she was 2 with the neighborhood kids in her parent's garage...she gave up going to a 4-year university so she could train and work to see how far taekwondo could take her.
Quotable Makayla Phillips: "I would like to thank my parents John and Patty Phillips, who are also two of my coaches. I couldn't have done anything that I have been able to do without their love and support! I love you mom and dad!"
MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2011 USAT National Championships (Feather): SILVER
2011 National Collegiate Championships (Feather): SILVER
2011 U.S. National Team Trials (Feather): 3rd
2010 USAT National Championships (Feather): BRONZE
2010 USAT U-24 National Team Trials: 2nd
2010 Oregon State Championships: GOLD
2009 USAT U-24 National Team Trials: 2nd
2009 USAT National Championships: Round of 16
2009 USAT Colorado Springs National Qualifier: SILVER
last updated 9/17/12