Height: 5-10
Weight: 144 pounds
Birthplace: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: Blue Springs H.S. '10
College: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Year of Graduation: 2014
Major: BA Communication Studies
Minor: Business Administration 
Coach: Master Kevin Pruter
Dojang: Pruter's Sport Taekwondo

WTF World Ranking on 9/1/12: 56th (-67kg)

- 2011 NCTA Outstanding Freshman Female Athlete of the Year

Has also played four years of varsity tennis, and was #1 varsity her junior and senior years...enjoys playing tennis, traveling, working out, riding four-wheelers, reading a good book, spending time with her family, friends and her dog, and shopping...favorite foods are Italian, French and Mediterranean...the night before a competition she eats salad, bread and pasta with chicken, then on the morning of an event she prefers pancakes...favorite athlete is her little brother Hans...favorite movies are "Troy", "Sweet Home Alabama", and "Best of the Best"...enjoys listening to alternative, Christian and pop music...lists Israel as her favorite country visited for competition.

Did You Know?: Tasha started taekwondo when she was 3...she has traveled to Cancun, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, France and London with her family for vacations...has relatives that live in Switzerland and Egypt...her little brother won a silver medal in forms at the 2008 Junior Olympics...both of her parents are Kukkiwon masters...she was a four-year honor roll student and two years in the National Honor Society in high school.

Quotable Tasha Pruter: "I believe in Jesus Christ with my whole heart. Firstly, I would like to thank Jesus Christ because if it was not for Him I would not be where I am today. He gives me strength to reach my goals. Secondly, I would like to thank my father, mother, and brother for always being there for me and being supportive of my goals. Thirdly, I would like to thank my coach (my father) for always pushing me in training and telling me I can do anything. Lastly, I would like to thank my taekwondo family at PST for always being supportive and believing in me." 

Competition Record:
2015  USAT National Championships (Light): SILVER
2015  U.S. Open (Light): Quarterfinals
2015  World Cup Team Championships Team Member

2014  Pan Am Open (Welter): SILVER
2014  World Cup Team Championships Team Member
Israel Open (Light): BRONZE
2014  National Collegiate Championships (Light): SILVER
2014  Canada Open (Light): BRONZE
2014  Trelleborg Open (Welter): BRONZE

2013  World Cup Team Championships Team Member
2013  Collegiate National Team Member (Light)
National Collegiate Championships (Light): GOLD
2013  U.S. Open (Welter): Quarterfinals
2013  Trelleborg Open (Welter): BRONZE

2011  World University Games (Welter): Quarterfinals
2011  World University Games Team Member (Welter)
National Collegiate Championships (Welter): GOLD

Global Open (Welter): GOLD
Canada Open (Welter): BRONZE
U-24 National Team Trials (Welter): 2nd
2010  USAT Colorado Springs National Qualifier (Welter): GOLD

2009  Rocky Mountain Open (Sr. Light): GOLD
2009  Rocky Mountain Open (Jr. Middle): SILVER
2009  Maccabiah Games: SILVER
2009  International Taekwondo Festival (team competition): 3rd
2009  Colorado Springs National Qualifier (Light): GOLD
2009  U.S. National Team Trials (Light): 5th
2009  National Team Qualifier (Feather): 3rd

2008  Houston National Qualifier (Feather): GOLD
2008  Houston National Qualifier (Jr. Lt. Middle): GOLD
2008  Missouri State Champion (Junior & Senior)
2008  Des Moines National Qualifier (Light): BRONZE
2008  Des Moines National Qualifier (jr. Middle): BRONZE
2008  U.S. Open (Jr. Middle): BRONZE

2007  Junior Olympics (Elite Open): SILVER

2006  Junior Olympics (Elite Open): BRONZE

last updated 2/25/2016