Back on the Big Stage

Oct. 28, 2013, 6:08 p.m. (ET)
As the U.S. National Poomsae Team prepares to follow up its impressive seven-medal effort from a year ago this week at the 2013 WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, coach Muhammad Chishti is on the ground in Bali, Indonesia, where he is a first-hand witness to all the action.

By Muhammad Chishti
The 2013 U.S. National Poomsae Team has arrived in Bali, Indonesia, for the 8th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, which runs Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2013.

The U.S. team, which was selected at the 2013 U.S. National Championships in Chicago, Ill., this past July, consists of 33 athletes, six coaches and three team staff. Competition will begin in Bali, Indonesia, this Thursday.

This year's competition includes three new categories: junior individual, junior pair and junior team.  

Athletes Representing the United States are:

Freestyle Poomsae - Individual

Female

Diem-Mi Kelsey Ha

Freestyle Poomsae - Individual

Male

Kody Han

Freestyle Poomsae - Pair

Pair

Viet Tuong-Long Nguyen

Freestyle Poomsae - Pair

Pair

Diem-Mi Kelsey Ha

Freestyle Poomsae - Team

Mixed Team

Viet Tuong-Long Nguyen

Freestyle Poomsae - Team

Mixed Team

Yamaji Lance Michael Supnet

Freestyle Poomsae - Team

Mixed Team

Kody Han

Freestyle Poomsae - Team

Mixed Team

Diem-Mi Kelsey Ha

Freestyle Poomsae - Team

Mixed Team

Vallejo Hazel Cruz

Recognized Poomsae - Individual

Female Over 59

Noreen Thackrey

Recognized Poomsae - Individual

Female Under 29

Hayoung Megan Yi

Recognized Poomsae - Individual

Female Under 39

Sarah-Kate Lavan

Recognized Poomsae - Individual

Female Under 49

Akiko Reyes

Recognized Poomsae - Individual

Female Under 59

Frances Anacleta Thorne

Recognized Poomsae - Individual

Junior Female

Sunho Min

Recognized Poomsae - Individual

Junior Male

Jared Ryan Tucker

Recognized Poomsae - Individual

Male Over 59

Chi Duong

Recognized Poomsae - Individual

Male Under 29

H Edward Jeong

Recognized Poomsae - Individual

Male Under 39

Jason Hwang

Recognized Poomsae - Individual

Male Under 49

Garth Cooley

Recognized Poomsae - Individual

Male Under 59

Sison Reginald Ubiadas

Recognized Poomsae - Pairs

Junior

Jared Ryan Tucker

Recognized Poomsae - Pairs

Junior

Sunho Min

Recognized Poomsae - Pairs

Over 29

Phuong Rosalynn Le

Recognized Poomsae - Pairs

Over 29

Justin Wang

Recognized Poomsae - Pairs

Under 29

Thanh-Van Huynh

Recognized Poomsae - Pairs

Under 29

Harry Nguyen

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Female Over 29

Phuong Rosalynn Le

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Female Over 29

Pai Elva Adams

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Female Over 29

Choo Kathy Do

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Female Under 29

Angela Carissa Fu

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Female Under 29

Tomisato Miyako Yerick

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Female Under 29

Wen-Chun Michelle Chen

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Junior Female

Sunho Min

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Junior Female

Cindy Asano

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Junior Female

Kameyo Mara Miyashiro

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Junior Male

Jared Ryan Tucker

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Junior Male

Moonheung Matthew Lee

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Junior Male

Jaimon Robert Hennings

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Male Over 29

Tuong Anh Nguyen

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Male Over 29

Chau Truong

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Male Over 29

Justin Wang

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Male Under 29

Viet Tuong-Long Nguyen

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Male Under 29

Kody Han

Recognized Poomsae - Team

Male Under 29

Viet Tuong-Huy Nguyen

The team will be supported by the following coaching and team staff:

Head Coach

Jimmy Kim

Coach

Ibrahim Chishti

Coach

Muhammad Chishti

Coach

Dan Chuang

Coach

Claire Kim

Coach

Huy Nguyen

Manager

Aline Salzberg

Assistant

Leslie Machado

Doctor

Kristi George

Stay tuned to www.usa-taekwondo.us for competition updates.

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