David Turgeon

Taekwondo

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Birthplace: Hartford, Conn.
Coach: GM Park Hae Man
Dojang: CT Chung Do Kwan
High School: East Catholic H.S. (Manchester, Conn.) '83   

Sports Played in High School:
wrestling and track

Hobbies: spending time with family (wife Judy and three children), LEGO, bike riding (enjoys annual 100 mile ride), cake decorating and wrestling

Family: wife Judy was member of 2008 U.S. National Poomsae Team...brother Steven Turgeon was USA Wrestling Masters National Champion

Favorite Foods: Italian

Favorite Athlete: Lance Armstrong

Favorite Movies: John Wayne and Clint Eastwood for action movies, Gary Grant for comedy, and most SciFi movies

Favorite Music Groups: The Kinks, The Who, and Bruce Springsteen

Favorite Country Visited for Competition: Denmark

Did You Know?: David is an international referee in both poomsae and kyroogi...he has refereed at the Pan Am Championships, World Collegiates, German Open, Canadian Open and U.S. Open...he is an international certified Kukkiwon instructor (2000) and served on the Kukkiwon Advisory Board (2007-08)...he is also a certified USA Wrestling coach and certified state of Connecticut middle and high school level coach.


MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS

2011  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member (1st Masters)
2011  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member (2nd Team w/ Garth Cooley & Ron Southwick)
2011 
U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Masters): 1st
2011 
U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Team w/ Garth Cooley & Ron Southwick): 1st
2011 
U.S. Open (1st Masters Poomsae): GOLD
2011  U.S. Open (2nd Team Poomsae w/ Ronald Southwick & Garth Cooley): GOLD

2010  U.S. National Poomsae A Team Member (2nd Team w/ Garth Cooley & Ron Southwick)
2010 
U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Team w/ Garth Cooley & Ron Southwick): 1st
2010 
U.S. Open (1st Masters Poomsae): GOLD

2009  World Poomsae Championships (2nd Team w/ Garth Cooley and Ron Southwick): 8th
2009  World Poomsae Championships (1st Master Male): 9th
2009  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member
2009 
U.S. Poomsae Team Trials (1st Masters): 1st
2009  U.S. Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Men's Team): 1st
2009  U.S. Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Pairs): 3rd
2009  Danish Poomsae Open (1st Masters): GOLD
2009  Indy Cup (Ultra Division): Grand Champion

2008  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member
2008 
World Poomsae Championships (1st Masters): 10th
2008  World Poomsae Championships (2nd Men's Team): 7th
2008  World Poomsae Championships (2nd Pairs): 9th
2008  Belgium Technical Open (1st Masters): 5th
2008  U.S. Poomsae Team Trials (1st Masters): 1st
2008  U.S. Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Men's Team): 1st
2008  U.S. Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Pairs): 1st

2006  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member
2006  World Poomsae Championships (1st Masters): 16th
2006  U.S. Poomsae Team Trials (1st Masters): 1st

last updated 5/27/11