Sanaz Shahbazi


Height: 5-10
Weight: 134 pounds
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
College: AMU
Coach: Troy Garr 

WTF World Rankings on 9/1/14: 35th (-67kg)

Began Taekwondo at age 6 in 1988 under Mr. Ernie Reyes Sr. in San Jose, Calif. 4th Dan Black Belt. Consistent trophy and medal winner in forms, creative forms and breaking competition. 1999 USTU forms and breaking national champion. From 1988-92, competed in NASKA open style point tournaments, but switched to Olympic taekwondo competition for more challenge. Studied gymnastics from 1990-96. Also trains in other martial arts such as judo, wrestling, submission fighting, boxing, and kickboxing with Frank Shamrock and Javier Mendez. After Taekwondo, intends to pursue a career as a female kickboxer and/or submission fighter. Father, Ahmad, was 1966 World Champion in freestyle wrestling and a member of the 1968 Iranian Olympic Wrestling Team. In spare time, enjoys cross-training in other martial arts, gymnastics, swimming, watching movies, shopping and hanging out with friends.

Competition Record:

2016  U.S. Open (Ultra 33-45 -67kg): GOLD

2014 Thailand Open Championships (Middle) GOLD
2014 Mexican Open Championships (Middle) GOLD                                                              

2014 Argentina Open Championships (Welter) BRONZE
2014 Australian Open Championships (Light) Quarterfinals
2014 U.S. National Championships (Light) GOLD
2014 U.S. National Team Trials (Middle) SILVER

2013 U.S. National World Cup Team (Light) 4th                                                                      

2013 U.S. National Team Trials (Middle) SILVER

2013 U.S. National Championships (Welter) BRONZE

2012 Pan American Championships (Welter) SILVER

2012 U.S. National Team Member (Welter) GOLD

2012  Olympic Trials - Phase 7 (-67kg): 4th

  U.S. Open (Light): SILVER2010
  USAT Colorado Springs National Qualifier (Light): GOLD
USAT National Championships (Light): GOLD2010 
2011 Pan Am Games Team Trials (Light/Welter): 2nd
2012 Olympic Team Trials 1 (Bantam/Feather): 5th

U.S. National Team Trials (Light): 1st
2011  U.S. National Team Member (Light)
          -lost to Duong Nguyen Thi (VIE), 4-3, in Round of 32
          -def. Shahanaz Shahanaz Khatun (BAN) by DSQ in Round of 642011  World Taekwondo Championships (Light): Round of 32

 National Team Qualifier (Welter): 2nd2009 
U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): 3rd2009 
San Jose National Qualifier (Welter): GOLD2009 
USAT National Championships (Light): BRONZE2009 

Sr. National Team Trials (Middle): 1st2006 
National Collegiate Championships (Middle): GOLD2006 

U.S. Senior Nationals (Middle): SILVER2007 

Fresno National Qualifier (Middle): GOLD2008 
Collegiate Nationals (Middle): SILVER2008 
Collegiate World Trials (Middle): 1st2008 
U.S. Senior Nationals (Middle): SILVER2008 

World Team Member2005 
U.S. Senior Nationals (Middle): BRONZE2005 

Sardinia Open (Middle): GOLD2004 
Senior Nationals (Middle): GOLD2004 
AAU Team Trials (Welter): GOLD2004 
AAU Nationals (Middle): GOLD2004 
Tekno ECO (Welter): GOLD2004 
Asian Olympic Qual. (Welter): SEMIS2004 
World Olympic Qual. (Welter)2004 

Korea Open (Light): GOLD2003 
World Championships (Middle): QUARTERS2003 
Pan Am Games (Heavy): BRONZE2003 
U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): GOLD2003 
Senior Nationals (Welter): GOLD2003 
Pan Am Team Trials (Heavy): GOLD2003 
Pan Am Qual. (Heavy): GOLD2003 
U.S. Open (Light): QUARTERS2003 
U.S. Open (Middle): SILVER2003 
U.S. Open (Welter): GOLD2003 
Titan Games (Heavy): GOLD2003 

Brussels Indoor (Middle): GOLD2002 
Pan Am Championships (Middle): SILVER2002 
U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): GOLD2002 
World Cup (Middle): QUARTERS2002 
World University Championships (Middle): GOLD2002  
Senior Nationals (Light): GOLD2002 
Korea Open (Welter): GOLD2002 
Collegiate Team Trials (Middle): GOLD2002 
Dutch Open (Middle): GOLD2002 
U.S. Open (Feather): BRONZE2002 

Diamond Nationals (Light): BRONZE2001 
U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): GOLD2001 
World Cup (Middle): BRONZE2001 
U.S. Open (Middle): GOLD2001 

Pan Am Championships (Middle): GOLD2000 
U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): GOLD2000 
Senior Nationals (Middle): GOLD2000 
World University Championships (Middle): SILVER2000  
U.S. Open (Middle): GOLD2000 
Collegiate Team Trials (Middle): GOLD2000 

Collegiate Nationals (Middle): BRONZE1999 
Junior Olympics (Lt. Middle): GOLD1999 
U.S. National Team Trials (Feather): SILVER1999 
Senior Nationals (Feather): SILVER1999 
U.S. Open (Feather): GOLD1999 

U.S. National Team Trials (Bantam): BRONZE1997 
Junior Olympics (Feather): GOLD1997 

Junior Olympics (Lt. Middle): GOLD1998 
Belgium Open (Welter): SILVER1998 
U.S. Open (Jr. Feather): GOLD1998 

U.S. National Team Trials (Bantam): SILVER1996 
Senior Nationals (Bantam): GOLD1996 
U.S. Open (Bantam): SILVER1996 
U.S. Open (Jr. Bantam): SILVER1996 

U.S. Open (Jr. Fin): SILVER1994 
Junior Olympics (Jr. Bantam): GOLD1994 

Junior Olympics (Jr. Fin): GOLD1993 

Junior Olympics (Jr. Fin): GOLD1992 

last updated 2/17/2016

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