Nickname: "Bam Bam"
Birthplace: New York City, N.Y.
School: Staten Island School of Civil Leadership (Jr. High)
Coach: Grand Master Kevin Conroy, Sr.
Dojang: Conroy's Exclusive Taekwondo Club, LLC (Staten Island, N.Y.)
See online article about Crystal (5/2/2012)
Hobbies: basketball and football
Family: Her great grandfather, Diego Gonzalez, played professional baseball in Puerto Rico...her mother, three brothers and sister also practice taekwondo
Favorite Foods: chicken cutlet parmesan and mac & cheese
Pre-Competition Meal: fruit parfaits, granola bars, Vitamin Water and bananas
Favorite Athletes: Nia Abdallah, Charlotte Craig, Terrence Jennings and Lynette Love
Favorite Movie: "X-Men"
Favorite Music: R & B and oldies
Favorite Country Visited: Costa Rica
Did You Know?: Crystal can speak in different accents and can imitate different characters. She has a serious sense of humor but is shy.
Quotable Crystal Weekes: "I have been training very hard for seven years now and I hope and pray one day to make the Olympics and represent the USA."
MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2012 USAT National Championships (Jr. Heavy): SILVER
2012 World Junior Championships (Jr. Heavy +68kg): BRONZE
-def. Chia-Jung Yu (TPE), 17-9, in Round of 16
-def. Parinaz'Kafaei Mohammadnejad (IRI), 1-0 OT, in Quarterfinals
-lost to Alexandra Potapova (RUS), 12-0, in Semifinals
2012 U.S. Open (Jr. Heavy): SILVER
-def. Gabriella Gardziola (USA), 9-4, in semifinals
-lost to Victoria Heredia Tamez (MEX), 3-1, in finals
2012 Junior World Team Member (Jr. Heavy)
2012 Junior World Championships Open Team Trials (Jr.Heavy): 1st
2012 US Cup Team Trials-Atlanta, GA (Sr. Heavy): GOLD
2012 Costa Rica International Championships (Jr. Heavy): GOLD
2012 Toronto Open (Jr. Heavy/Sr. Heavy): GOLD/GOLD
2011 Costa Rica International: GOLD
2011 AAU National Qualifier: GOLD
2010 Jimmy Kim Invitational: GOLD
2010 Indiana Cup Championships: GOLD
2010 USAT National Qualifier: SILVER
last updated 5/8/12