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Jason Hwang

Taekwondo

Nickname: "Ja-Son"
Height: 5-9
Weight: 136.4 pounds
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Residence: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School: Etiwanda High (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) '01
College: Cal State University of San Bernardino '08
Majors: Accounting & Real Estate, Minor in Finance
Coaches: Jacky Baik & Chul-Ho Kim
Dojang: K.T.I. Kim's TKD Institute; Hwang's Taekwondo Center - Beverly Hills

Hobbies include traveling, movies, playing poker, beaches, clubs, NoRaeBang (Korean karaoke) and driving around...his grandfather was a tennis player in Korea during post-World War II...favorite foods are Japanese TaePpan Yaki Grill (Benihana), Korean BBQ, spicy tofu soup, Lawry's Prime Ribs in Beverly Hills and El-Taurino Burrito in L.A. 10th & Hoover...before a competition he eats eggs, bread, bananas, bacon and beef Jerkeys...favorite athletes are Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Mike Tyson, Ronaldhino and Mirco Cro-Cop...favorite movies are Terminator II, Matrix, Lord of the Rings, Alfie and Fist of Legend...listens to hip-hop, R&B, Korean music and bosa nova...lists Korea as his favorite country visited for competition.

Did You Know?: Jason is the first U.S. male to win a gold medal at the World Poomsae Championships (2012)....he has done stunts and background work for the movie G.I. Joe (2009)...he shook hands with Mike Tyson in Las Vegas inside the club LAX...he also shook hands with President Bill Clinton when Jason was in 8th grade.

MAJOR COMPETITION RECORD:

2014  US Open Gold Medalist Senior 2 Poomsae 
2014  
Arionza State Championships Silver in Sparring Feather Weight
2014  US National Championships Poomsae Team Trials 3rd Place Senior 2 World Class Poomsae

2013  U.S. National Team Member (Poomsae) 
2013  
USAT National Championships: Team Trials (2nd Senior): GOLD
2013  World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships (2nd Senior): 10th

2013  California State Championships (2nd Senior Poomsae ): GOLD
2013  U.S. Open: Poomsae 2nd Senior : 10th

2012  World Taekwondo Poomsae Champinships
                -2nd Pairs Poomsae w/ Claire Kim: GOLD
2012  USAT National Poomsae Team Member

2012  USAT National Championships
                - 2nd Sr. Poomsae: BRONZE
                - 2nd Pairs Poomsae w/ Claire Kim: GOLD
2012 
U.S. Open (2nd Pairs w/ Claire Kim): GOLD
2012 
U.S. Open (2nd Senior Poomsae): BRONZE
2012  Nevada State Championships (2nd Sr. Poomsae): GOLD
2012  Nevada State Championships (Sr. Feather): BRONZE
2012  California State Championships (2nd Pairs w/ Claire Kim) GOLD

2011  USAT National Championships  (Light weight - open division) : GOLD
2011  USAT San Diego National Qualifier (1st Team Poomsae w/ Anthony Nguyen & Johnny Nguyen): SILVER

2011  USAT San Diego National Qualifier (1st Team Poomsae w/ Anthony Nguyen & Johnny Nguyen): SILVER

2010  California State Championships (Bantam): SILVER
2010  California State Championshps (Sport Poomsae): BRONZE
2010  U.S. Open (Poomsae): 4th

2009  World University Games (1st Team Poomsae): 5th
2009  World University Games (Bantam Sparring): Round of 32
2009  World University Games Team Member (Bantam)
2009 
World University Games Trials (Bantam): 1st
2009  Pan American University Championships (Bantam): SILVER

2009 
Pan American University Championships (Team Poomsae w/ Anthony Nguyen & Johnny Nguyen): GOLD
2009 
National Collegiate Championships (Bantam): GOLD
2009  National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials: BRONZE
2009  National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Men's Team): GOLD

2008  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member
2008  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (Male Team): 1st
2008  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (Individual): 3rd
2008  U.S. National Championships (Bantam): BRONZE
2008  National Collegiate Team Trials (Bantam): 3rd
2008  National Collegiate Championships (Bantam): SILVER
2008  Fresno National Qualifier (Bantam): BRONZE

2007  World Poomsae Championships (Male Team): 10th
2007  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member
2007 
U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (Male Team): 1st
2007  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (Individual): 2nd
2007  Kansas City National Qualifier (Bantam): BRONZE
2007  National Collegiate Team Trials (Bantam): 4th
2007  Korean-American Olympics (Feather): SILVER

2006  World University Championships (Bantam): Round of 16
2006  U.S. National Collegiate Team Member
2006  National Collegiate Team Trials (Bantam): 1st
2006  National Collegiate Championships (Bantam): SILVER
2006  National Collegiate Championships (Poomsae 2nd Dan): GOLD

2005  International Taekwondo Festival (feather weight): GOLD
2005  San Jose National Qualifier (Bantam): GOLD

2004  California State Championships (Feather): GOLD
2004  U.S. Olympic Open Trials (Welter)

2003  California State Championships (Feather): GOLD

2001  U.S. Open (Light)

last updated 11/19/13