Weight: 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."
MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2011 USAT Junior Prep National Team Member (Bantam)
2011 USAT Junior Olympics (Bantam): GOLD
2011 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