Clarissa Chun Going for the Gold
2007-08 Team USA Ranking: No. 4 at 48 kg/105.5 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 7 (2000-07)
Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club: Sunkist Kids
Coach: Terry Steiner
College: UCCS, Missouri Valley
High School: Honolulu, Hawaii (Roosevelt)
Born: 1981 in Honolulu, Hawaii
2008: Fourth in U.S. Nationals... Pan American Championships gold medalist... Second in Kiev International... Second in Dave Schultz Memorial International... Second in Guelph Open...
2007: Second in New York AC Holiday International... Sunkist Kids International Open champion... Fourth in U.S. World Team Trials... Third in U.S. Nationals... Third in Guelph Open (Canada)...
2006: Second in New York AC Holiday International Open... Sunkist Kids/ASU International Open champion... U.S. Nationals champion...Vehbi Emre Golden Grand Prix champion (Turkey)...Tenth in Ivan Yarygin Memorial International (Russia)...Second in Klippan Ladies Golden Grand Prix (Sweden)...
2005: Second in NYAC Holiday Championships...Clansmen International champion (Canada)...Sunkist Kids/ASU International champion...Third in U.S. World Team Trials...
College: Attends the Univ. of Colorado-Colorado Springs, where she is studying Communications... Previously attended Missouri Valley College, where she was coached by Mike Machholz...
High School: Attended Roosevelt High School, where she was coached by Bryan Aspera...1998-99 state women's champion... Third in 1999 USGWA High School Nationals... State qualifier in swimming and bowling... Also competed in judo and water polo...
Daughter of Bryan and Gail Chun... Has one brother, Shawn... U.S. Olympic Training Center resident-athlete... Hobbies include surfing... Also participated in judo...
2001 Missouri Valley International Open Outstanding Wrestler...
- 2000 U.S. World Team member
- 2006 U.S. Nationals champion
- Third in 2005 U.S. World Team Trials
- 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials runner-up
- Four-time U.S. Nationals runner-up (1999-2000, 2003-04)
- Four-time U.S. World Team Trials runner-up (2000-03)
- Fifth in 2001 Junior World Championships
- Three-time University Nationals champion (2001, 2003-04)