Chicago to host 2013 USAT National Championships

Sept. 28, 2012, 12:25 p.m. (ET)

Coming off a tremendous 2012 National Championships, USA Taekwondo is excited to bring the 2013 National Championships to the city of Chicago. The 2013 Nationals will take place July 3-9 at McCormick Place.

"Chicago is thrilled to host USA Taekwondo's National Championships at McCormick Place in 2013," said Sam Stark, executive director of the Chicago Sports Commission. "We look forward to welcoming the USAT athletes competing in this prestigious event and giving Chicagoans and visiting spectators the opportunity to see the highest level of Taekwondo competition."

“USA Taekwondo is excited to be bringing our 2013 National Championships to a world-class city like Chicago.  The Chicago Sports Commission put together an excellent bid that will allow us to return to Chicago for the first time since 1994”, said USA Taekwondo CEO Eric Parthen. “Chicago and the McCormick Place, one of the premier convention centers in North America, will provide an excellent backdrop for USA Taekwondo’s athletes of all ages to showcase their best. In addition, when not competing, Chicago will provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy the endless attractions that the largest and most visited city in the Midwest has to offer.”

More information on the 2013 USA Taekwondo National Championships will be posted on the USA Taekwondo Events Page when it becomes available.