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Tim Thackrey



Nickname: "T-Thack"
Height: 5-9
Weight: 127 pounds
Birthplace: Nashville, Tenn.
Residence: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
High School: Clovis West - GED ('97)
College: UCLA '08
Major: Political Science
Coach: Scott Fujii
Dojang: Team Jiro - Progression Sports

Also competed in wrestling in high school...was Junior High State wrestling champion...enjoys playing guitar, snowboarding and camping...sisters Becky and Cyera were both junior champions in Taekwondo...youngest sister, Indigo, is a Jui-Jitsu champion...both his parents are 6th-degree black belts and run a martial arts school in Fresno, Calif...his father is also an international referee...he is a lifelong vegetarian who loves making chimichangas with his girlfriend Carly...eats veggie sandwiches the night before he fights and a Red Bull right before the match...favorite athlete is Darryl Strawberry...favorite movie is Syriana...lists Germany as his favorite country visited for competition.

Did You Know?: His mother did Taekwondo in the delivery room right before Tim was born...his first word was "kick"...he is the current chair of the USAT Athlete Advisory Council...he is the head coach of the UCLA Taekwondo team...enjoys teaching Taekwondo seminars around the country...he participates in The Home Depot's Olympic Job Opportunity Program. 

- 2006 USA Taekwondo Male Athlete of the Year

Competition Record:

2007  U.S. Senior National Team Member
2007  Sr. National Team Trials (Fly): 1st
2007  Pan Am Games Trials (Fin/Fly): 1st

2006  Pan Am Championships (Fly): BRONZE
2006  Pan Am Qualifier (Olympic Fly): SILVER
2006  German Open (Fly): SILVER
2006  Dutch Open (Fly): GOLD
2006  U.S. Open (Bantam): BRONZE
2006  U.S. Senior National Team Member
2006  Sr. National Team Trials (Fly): 1st

2005  U.S. Senior Nationals (Fly): GOLD
2005  World University Games Trials (Fly): SILVER
2005  World Championships Team Member
2005  National Team Member (Fly)
2005  Sr. National Team Trials (Fly): 1st

2004  U.S. Senior Nationals: GOLD
2004  Titan Games: GOLD
2004  Pan American Olympic Fight-Off: SILVER

2003  World Olympic Fight-Off: SILVER
2003  World Taekwondo Championships: BRONZE
2003  Pan Am Games: GOLD
2003  U.S. National Team
2003  National Team Trials (Fly): GOLD
2003  Pan Am Games Trials: GOLD
2003  U.S. Open: BRONZE

2002  Pan American Championships (Fly): BRONZE
2002  U.S. National Team
2002  National Team Trials (Fly): GOLD
2002  World Cup Team Member
2002  World University Championships (Fly): Team Captain
2002  FISU Collegiate Trials: GOLD
2002  U.S. Open: BRONZE

2001  World Taekwondo Championships Team Member
2001  U.S. National Team
2001  National Team Trials (Fly): GOLD
2001  World Cup Fight-Off: GOLD
2001  National Collegiate Team Trials (Fly): GOLD

2000  U.S. National Team
2000  National Collegiate Team Trials (Fly): SILVER
2000  U.S. National Championships (Fly): GOLD
2000  U.S. National Team Trials (Fly): GOLD

1999  National Collegiate Championships (Fly): SILVER

last updated 3/27/07