La Shondra Rawls

USA Taekwondo

Nickname: "Mo"
Height: 5-9
Weight: 170 lbs.
Coaches: Russell Beneby
High School: Surrattsville High School
College: Broward College
Major: Athletic Training

Enjoys bowling, traveling and watching dance movies...loves taekwondo and working with young athletes...favorite place to visit Brazil...favorite food is chicken...started competing in taekwondo when she was 15-years-old...made first junior team when she was 16...has had the pleasure of growing up with great role-models: "Lynnette Love set a great foundation for me," she said. "Later (I was) coached and trained by Coach Sherman Nelson, Jr., for many years."...moved to Florida where she is currently training with Peak Fort Lauderdale and Coach Russell Beneby...Rawls has been on the Junior Team, Collegiate Team, AAU Team and, her biggest goal, the Senior National Team.

Competition Record:
2013  U.S. National Team Member (Heavy)

2013  U.S. National Team Trials (Heavy): 1st
2013  WTF World Taekwondo Championships (Heavy): Round of 32
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lost to Briseida Acosta (MEX), 8-6, in Round of 32

2012  USAT National Championships (Heavy): BRONZE

2009 
Toronto Open (Olympic Heavy): 1st
2009  U-24 National Team Trials (Middle): 3rd
2009  National Team Qualifier (Middle): 3rd 

2008  U.S. Open (Middle): 3rd

2007  USAT National Championships (Light): BRONZE
2007 
National Collegiate Championships (Welter): 2nd

2006  National Collegiate Team Trials (Feather): 1st
2006  National Collegiate Championships (Feather): 1st
2006  U.S. Open (Feather): 3rd

2005  National Collegiate Team Trials (Light): 1st
2005  National Collegiate Championships (Light): 2nd
2005  World Championship Team Trials (Light): 2nd
2005  B Team Member (Light)
2005  World Championships Round Robin Fight-Offs: 1st

2004  Senior Nationals (Light): 2nd

2003  Junior Black Belt Festival (Middle): 2nd
2003  Junior Pan Am (Middle): 1st
2003  Junior Team Member (Middle)
2003  Junior Nationals (Middle): 1st
2003  U.S. Open (Middle): 3rd

2002  Junior Team Member (Middle)
2002  Junior Nationals (Middle): 1st
2002  U.S. Open (Middle): 3rd

last updated: 9/19/13