Kelsey Junious

Taekwondo

Nickname: "Kels"
Height: 5-2
Weight: 92

Birthplace:
Hartford, Conn.
High School: South Windsor H.S. (South Windsor, Conn.) 
Year of Graduation: 2015
Coach: Mr. Mendez
Dojang: Styles United Transformative Martial Arts


See Kelsey's February 2012 Q&A

Awards:
2013 USAT Junior Female Athlete of the Year

Hobbies inlcude drawing, singing and swimming...her brother Jalen also competes in taekwondo and won a silver medal at the 2010 Junior Olympics and a gold medal at the 2011 Junior Olympics...favorite foods are steak, mashed potatoes, salads and ice cream...pre-competition meal is salad or fruit...her favorite athlete is her coach, Mr. Mendez...favorite movies are based off of Marvel comics...enjoys hip-hop music...
Kelsey is afraid of heights.

MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:

2014  Pan American Taekwondo Championships (Senior Fin): Bronze
2014  U.S. Senior National Team Member (Fin)
2014 
U.S. Senior Team Trials (Jr. Fin)- 1st
2014  U.S. Junior World Championship Team Member (Jr. Fly)

2014 
U.S. Junior World Team Trials (Jr. Fly): 1st
2014  Junior World Championships (-44kg): Round of 16
2014  Canada Open (Sr. Fin): SILVER
            -lost - Wan Ting Lin (TPE) 2-3
            -def - Yvette Yong (CAN) 3-2
            -def - Melanny Herrera (CHI) 8-6
            -def – Vanessa Ricardez Gallegos (MEX) 7-4

2013  USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Fly)
2013
  USAT National Championships (Jr. Fly)-GOLD
2013  USAT National Championships (Sr. Fin)-GOLD
2013  Junior Pan Am Championships (Jr Fly)- GOLD
2013  Toronto Open (Jr. Feather): GOLD
2013  Toronto Open (Sr. Fly): GOLD
2013  USAT New York State National Qualifier-(Jr. Bantam)-GOLD
2013  USAT Connecticut State National Qualifier (Jr. Fly)-GOLD

2012  Toronto Open (Jr. Feather -49kg): GOLD
2012  Toronto Open (Sr. Fly - 49kg): GOLD
2012  Senior Pan Am Championships (Sr. Fin -46kg):
           -def. Samantha Lescan (ARG), 4-2, in Round of 16
           -lost to Yvette Yong (CAN), 5-4, in Quarterfinals
2012  USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Fly)
2012 
USAT National Championships (Jr. Fly): GOLD
2012  USAT Senior National Team Member (Fin)
2012 
USAT Senior National Team Trials (Fin): 1st
2012  Connecticut State Championships (Sr. Fin): GOLD
2012  Connecticut State Championships (Jr. Fin): GOLD
2012  World Junior Championships (Jr. Fin -42kg): Round of 16
            -def. Zumrud Malikova (AZE), 11-3, in Round of 32
            -lost to Hye-Min Jeong (KOR), 8-0, in Round of 16
2012 
U.S. Open (Jr. Fin): GOLD
          -def. Miny Perle (GUD), 12-6, in round of 32
          -def. Tiffany Connolly (USA), 6-1, in round of 16
          -def. Renata Garcia (MEX), 6-3, in quarterfinals
          -def. Jehovanna Rivero Lara (MEX), 4-2, in semifinals
          -def. Laura Reyes (MEX), 8-6, in finals

2012  U.S. Junior World Championship Team Member (Jr. Fin)
2012 
Junior World Team Trials (Jr. Fin): 1st

2011 
Toronto Open (Jr. -44kg): GOLD
2011  Toronto Open (Sr. -49kg): SILVER

2011 
Junior Pan Am Championships (Jr. Fin): BRONZE
          -lost to Jehovanna Rivero Lara (MEX), 12-7, in semifinals

2011  U.S. Junior National Team Member (Jr. Fin)
2011 
U.S. Junior Team Trials (Jr. Fin): 1st
2011 
USAT National Championships (Sr. Fin): BRONZE
2011 
USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Fin): SILVER
2011  USAT National Qualifier (Sr. Fin): GOLD

2011 
U.S. Open (Jr. Fin): BRONZE
2011  USAT New York State National Qualifier (Jr. Fin): GOLD
2011  USAT National Qualifier (Jr. Fin): GOLD

2010  USAT National Qualifier (Jr. Fin): SILVER
2010  USAT New York State National Qualifier (Jr. Fin): BRONZE

2009  USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Fin): BRONZE
2009  USAT National Qualifier (Jr. Fin): GOLD

2008  USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Fin): BRONZE
2008  USAT National Qualifier (Jr. Fin): GOLD

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