Nickname: "Dess"
Height: 5-6
Weight: 139 pounds
Birthplace: Fairfield, Calif.
High School: Urbana H.S. (Frederick, Md.)
Year of Graduation: 2011
Coaches: Master Stephen Dring & Master Patrice Remarck
Dojang: Remarck Sport Taekwondo (RST) 

Also competes in swimming...hobbies include playing the cello and piano, listening to any kind of music, helping teach a first-grade class at her church, traveling and trying new things, and outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, going to the beach and snorkeling...favorite foods are anything Filipino, fruit and vanilla bean frappuccinos...eats pasta before a competition...favorite athletes are Brandi Powers and Christina Johnson...favorite movie is Million Dollar Baby...lists Germany as her favorite country visited for competition.

Did You Know? Dessamine is a self-described "Air Force brat".

Competition Record:
USAT National Championships (Welter): BRONZE
USAT Buffalo National Qualifier (Welter): BRONZE

USAT York National Qualifier (Sr. Welter): GOLD
2010  Junior World Championships (Jr. Lt. Heavy): Round of 32
            -lost to Kristina Pella (SWE), 5-4, in Round of 32
2010  Junior World Team Member (Jr. Lt. Heavy)
Junior World Team Trials (Jr. Lt. Heavy): 1st

2009  Junior World Championships Team Trials Open Qualifier (Jr. Lt. Heavy): 3rd
2009  USAT Junior National Team Trials (Jr. Lt. Heavy): 2nd
2009  USAT National Championships (Welter): BRONZE
2009  Junior Olympics (Jr. Lt. Heavy): GOLD
2009  Buffalo National Qualifier (Welter): SILVER
2009  Buffalo National Qualifier (Jr. Lt. Heavy): GOLD

2008  U.S. Senior Nationals (Welter): BRONZE
2008  York National Qualifier (Welter): SILVER
2008  York National Qualifier (Jr. Lt. Heavy): SILVER
2008  World Junior Championships Open (Jr. Lt. Heavy): 1st

2007  AAU National Team Member (Jr. Middle)
2007  Junior Olympics (Elite Open): GOLD
2007  AAU National Championships: BRONZE
2007  Providence National Qualifier: BRONZE
2007  German Open: Quarterfinals
2007  U.S. Open: Quarterfinals

2006  Buffalo National Qualifier: GOLD

2005  U.S. Open: BRONZE
2005  Junior Olympics: SILVER
2005  AAU National Championships: SILVER

last updated 9/28/11