2012 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships Team

Nov. 12, 2012, 9:43 p.m. (ET)

2012 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championship Team Finalized


Colorado Springs, CO (Nov. 12, 2012)  The team that will represent the United States at the 2012 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships from December 6-9 in Tunja, Columbia has been finalized with the selection of Long Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Anh Nguyen (San Jose, CA), Kody Han (Rosemead, CA), Hazel Cruz (Santa Clara, CA), and Amber Rodriguez (Reseda, CA).  These individuals, coached by Huy Nguyen from Team-M Taekwondo, were selected to represent the United States in the freestyle poomsae divisions at the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships.  Other athletes on the team that were selected at the 2012 USA Taekwondo National Championships in Dallas, Texas are as follows: Akiko Reyes (Aiea, HI), Alexander Twu (South Pasadena, CA), Chantha Hao (Coppell, TX), Chau Truong (New Brighton, MN), Cindy Asano (Los Alamitos, CA), Garth Cooly (Carmel, IN), Jason Hwang (Alta Loma, CA), Justin Wang (Baldwin Park, CA), Kristi George (Indianapolis, IN), Margaret Kim (Cypress, CA), Mary Beth Mitchell (East Norriton, PA), Noreen Thackrey (Fresno, CA), Reginold Ubiadas (Chatsworth, CA), Ryan Lien (Arcadia, CA), Ryan Tucker (Torrance, CA), Sarah-Kate Lavan (Lafayette Hill, PA), Stephany Kim (Irvine, CA), Sunho Min (Cypress, CA), Thanh-Van Huynh (Snellville, GA), and Young-A Claire Kim (Huntington Beach, CA).

Also joining the team in Columbia are Head Coach Jimmy Kim (Laguna Nigel, CA), Assistant Coaches Barbara Brand (Sacramento, CA), Ibrahim Chishti (Carlsbad, CA), Muhammad Chishti (Carlsbad, CA), Ron Southwick (East Lansing, MI), and Alex Wang (Arcadia, CA), Team Manager Aline Salzberg (Chatsworth, CA) and Team Administrator Leslie Machado (Cerritos, CA).

The team departs for Columbia on December 1 and is looking forward to representing Team USA in the 2012 World Taekwondo Poomase Championships.