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Noreen Thackrey

Taekwondo

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Height: 5-3
Weight: 125 pounds
Birthplace: McKeesport, Pa.
Residence: Fresno, Calif.
High School: Westchester H.S. (Los Angeles, Calif.) '69
College: California State University - Long Beach '73
Major: Social Welfare
Grad School: California State University - Fresno '95
Major: Master of Social Work
Coach: Misha Thackrey and Tim Thackrey
Dojang: Martial Art Fresno
Instructors: Chan Yong Kim (Cerritos, Calif.), Seoung Eui Shin (Nashville, Tenn.), John Miller (Altoona, Pa.)
Year Started Taekwondo: 1974

Blog link: justkeepkicking.com

Hobbies include gardening and stained glass... started taekwondo on October 1, 1974, and received her 1st Dan in 1977... her son, Tim Thackrey, is an eight-time U.S. National Team member and a bronze medalist at the 2003 World Championships... favorite taekwondo athlete is Tim Thackrey... her husband, Misha Thackrey, is the U.S. National Poomsae Team Coach and an international referee... her brother, Ron Bell, was a member of the gymnastics team at UC-Berkeley that won the NCAA national championship in 1975.

Did You Know?: Noreen is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of California and the adoption program supervisor for ASPIRAnet, a California statewide adoption and foster care agency, working to help foster children achieve the goal of a permanent home or to maintain a lifelong connection.

Noreen's Words of Wisdom for Older Athletes: "Just keep kicking!"

Awards:   

2013  USA Taekwondo Female Athlete of the Year

Assistant Coach, U.S. National Poomsae Team, 6th and 7th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, 2011 and 2012

Taekwondo 7th Dan, Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Federation, Seoul, Korea, 2010  

9th Poomsae International Referee, 3rd Class, World Taekwondo Federation, Port Said, Egypt, 2008.                  

Instructor, Certificate of Qualification, Class 3 #3601053, 1st Foreigners Instructor Training, Taekwondo Academy, Kukkiwon, Seoul, Korea, 1998.  

2016 Kukkiwon Master Instructor, Certificate of Qualification, Class 2

2016 Kukkiwon Poom/Dan Test Examiner, Certificate of Qualification, Class 2

Competition Record:  

2014  9th World Poomsae Championship (Female 3rd Master, 61-65), Aguascalientes, Mexico: GOLD
2014  USAT National Poomsae Team Member (Female 3rd Master, 61 to 65)
2014  USAT National Poomsae Championship (Female 3rd Master, 61-65): 1st
2014  USAT California State Championship (Female 3rd Master, 61 to 65): Gold
2014  U.S. Open (Female 3rd Master, 61 to 65): Gold

2013  8th World Poomsae Championship (Female 3rd Master, Over 59) Bali, Indonesia: Gold
2013  USAT National Poomsae Team Member
2013  USAT National Poomsae Championship (Female 3rd Master, Over 59): 1st
2013  USAT Nor Cal State Championship (Female 3rd Master, Over 59): Gold
2013  U.S. Open (Female 3rd Master, Over 59): GOLD

2012  7th World Poomsae Championship (Female 3rd Master, Over 59) Tunja, Colombia: Gold
2012  Kukkiwon Hanmadang, Seoul, Korea (Women’s Master II, 60+): GOLD  
2012  USAT National Poomsae Team Member
2012  USAT National Poomsae Championship (Female 3rd Master, Over 59): 1st
2012  USAT Western Regional Qualifier, San Jose (Female 3rd Master, Over 59): GOLD
2012  U.S. Open (Female 3rd Master, Over 59): GOLD

2011  USAT San Diego National Qualifier (2nd Masters Poomsae): SILVER

2009 
World Poomsae Championships (2nd Master): 7th
2009  National Poomsae Team Member
2009 
National Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Masters): 1st

2008  National Poomsae Team Member
2008 
National Poomsae Team Trials (Female 2nd Master): 1st
2008  Kukkiwon Hanmadang (Women's 6th Dan 51+): GOLD
2008  USAT Fresno National Qualifier (Female 2nd Master): GOLD

2007  National Poomsae Team Member
2007  
2nd WTF Poomsae Championships (Female 2nd Team): BRONZE
2007  2nd WTF Poomsae Championship (Female 2nd Master): BRONZE
2007  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (Female 2nd Master): 1st
2007  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (Female 2nd Team): 1st
2007  USAT National Championships (Female 6th Dan/lightweight): GOLD

2006  1st WTF Poomsae Championship Team Member (Female 2nd Master)

last updated: 4/20/16