2014 U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships information now available

Nov. 26, 2013, 7:06 p.m. (ET)

The 2014 U.S. Open information and registration is now available. Please read the information carefully because there have been a few changes from last year's event. Of special note is the fact that we are not having the Youth or Ultra sparring competition at the 2014 U.S. Open. Youth and Ultra competitors in Poomsae will still be allowed to participate. The reason for not including the Youth and Ultra sparring competitions is due to the expected increase in the number of Senior sparring competitors who will be competing in an effort to gain WTF Ranking points.

In order to anticipate the increase in participation and also in trying to be proactive in an attempt to keep the daily competition hours down as much as possible, the decision was made to eliminate those two categories for 2014. Should it prove to be that there will not be a noticeable increase in the competition hours, the Youth and Ultra Sparring divisions may return in 2015.

Thank you in advance for your understanding. We look forward to greeting you in person in Las Vegas at the 2014 U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships!

For 2014 U.S. Open pre-event manuals, schedules, registration and more, please click here.

~Bruce Harris
CEO, USA Taekwondo