Abel Valdivia

USA Taekwondo

Height: 6-0
Weight: 210 pounds
Coach: Juan Miguel Moreno
High School: Southwest High School 
Facebook: /abel.valdivia.14

Plays basketball and volleyball outside of taekwondo...favorite TV show is Prison Break...favorite foods are rice, beans, steak, Cuban and Italian food...favorite quote: "People will hate you, rate you and break you, but how strong you stand is what makes you."

Competition Record:
2013  U.S. National Team Member (Heavy)
2013
  U.S. National Team Trials (Heavy): 1st
2013  WTF World Taekwondo Championships (Heavy): Round of 16
          -
def. Christos Zeimpekis (GRE), 6-1, in Round of 32
        -lost to Anthony Obame (GAB), 6-2, in Round of 16

2012  USAT National Championships: 3rd
2012  Florida State Championships: 1st
2012  Canada Open: 4th

2011  Honduras Open: 1st

2005
  U.S. Open (Jr. Heavy): 1st

last updated 8/20/13