Nickname: "Dux"
87 lbs.
Birthplace: Salinas, Calif.
Coach: Master Troy Garr
Dojang: Team GST/Lee Jon TKD

Family: his brother, Mark Hidalgo, also trains and competes in taekwondo and was a national champion in 2007.

Favorite Food:
grilled cheese sandwich from Foster's Freeze (local restaurant)

Pre-Competition Meal: nothing, as he is so focused on preparing for the competition

Favorite Athlete: George St. Pierre

Favorite Movies: "Bloodsport" and "The Wanderers - Leave the Kid  Alone!"

Favorite Music: 80's music

Did You Know?: Chris enjoys drawing and sketching and his dream is to become a professional animation designer for Dreamworks.

Quotable Chris Hidalgo: "I would like to thank my teammates and Master Garr at GST. I would also like to thank my practicing partner Nathan Brooks-Bushaw."

2011  USAT Junior Prep National Team Member (Bantam)
USAT Junior Olympics (Bantam): GOLD
USAT San Diego National Qualifier: SILVER

2010  USAT Junior Olympics: SILVER
2010  USAT Fresno National Qualifier: GOLD
2010  U.S. Open: GOLD
2010  Rocky Mountain Open: GOLD

2009  USAT Junior Olympics: GOLD
2009  USAT San Jose National Qualifier: GOLD
2009  U.S. Open: SILVER

2008  USAT Junior Olympics: SILVER
2008  USAT Daytona Beach National Qualifier: GOLD

last updated 8/23/11