Chau Truong



Height: 5-7
Weight: 135
Birthplace: Long An, Vietnam
High School: Harding H.S. (St. Paul, Minn.) '97
College: University of Wisconsin - River Falls '03
Major: Health and Human Performance/Economics
Dojang: Minnesota Family Taekwondo

Other sports played: wrestling (2 years), buddha fist kung fu (2 years)

Hobbies: weight lifting, table tennis, bike riding and piano

Favorite Foods: Vietnamese pho, hollow vegetables and cookies

Pre-Competition Meal: something light with rice

Favorite Athlete: Cung Le

Favorite Movie: Fist of Legend

Did You Know?: Chau is a hard-working father of three, full-time TKD instructor, and fitness professional. Every morning he gets up and walks three miles while pushing three kids in a stroller.

Quotable Chau Truong: "I would like to thank my family, friends, students, and training partners for helping me prepare for competition. It's an honor to be chosen for the U.S. National Poomsae Team and I will be practicing hard."


2011  U.S. Open (2nd Senior Poomsae): GOLD

U.S. Open (2nd Sr. Poomsae): GOLD

2009  World Poomsae Championships (2nd Senior): semifinals
2009  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Senior): 1st
2009  USAT National Qualifier (Poomsae): GOLD

2008  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials: Finalist
2008  USAT National Qualifier (Poomsae): SILVER

2007  USNTF TKD Championship: Poomsae Grand Champion

2006  Pan Am Open (Poomsae): GOLD

2004  Andy Wallen Memorial Tournament: Poomsae Grand Champion

last updated 3/7/11