Birthplace: Monterey Park, Calif.
High School: South Pasadena H.S. (South Pasadena, Calif.) '05
College: University of California Irvine '09
Major: Film and Media Studies
Coaches: Master Alex Wang
Dojang: Chin Woo Quan Taekwondo Academy
Other Sports Played: tennis, soccer, basketball and swimming
Hobbies: filming/editing, taekwondo, tennis, working out, watching movies, photoshop, photography, soccer, ping pong, football, running and tricking
Favorite Foods: Japanese
Pre-Competition Meal: Nature Valley bars
Favorite Movie: "The Dark Knight"
Favorite Music: hip hop, pop and rap
Did You Know?: Alexander trained informally for 2 years in Wushu.
Quotable Alexander Twu: "I've been training Taekwondo for 16 years now and do not know where I would be and what I'd be doing if I didn't have Taekwondo in my life."
MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2011 USAT National Poomsae Team Member (1st Seniors)
2011 USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Seniors): 1st
2011 California State Championship (1st Male Team): GOLD
2011 USAT San Diego Qualifier (1st Senior Poomsae): GOLD
2010 USAT National Poomsae A Team Member (1st Pairs w/ Ophelia Ngai)
2010 USAT National Poomsae A Team Member (1st Senior)
(competed at World Championships in place of Nathan Chang)
2010 USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Pairs w/ Ophelia Ngai): 1st
2010 USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Seniors Male): 3rd
2010 California State Championship (1st Pairs): GOLD
2010 California State Championship (1st Seniors): GOLD
2001 U.S. Open (poomsae): SILVER
2001 U.S. Open (sparring): BRONZE
1997 Junior Olympics (poomsae): GOLD
1997 Junior Olympics (sparring): BRONZE
last updated 6/8/11