Nicole Palma

Taekwondo

Nicole Palma

Height: 5-7
Weight: 125 lbs.
Coach: Juan Moreno
High School: Wellington (Wellington, Fla.)
WTF World Rankings on 9/1/12: 30th (-57kg); T-118th (-62kg)

Awards:
2011 
USAT Female Athlete of the Year

2010 
USAT Junior Female Athlete of the Year
2009 
USAT Junior Female Athlete of the Year
2009  Outstanding Female Athlete - Jr. Pan Am Championships
2008  USAT Junior Female Athlete of the Year
2008  Jr. Olympics Outstanding Female Athlete
2007  USAT Junior Female Athlete of the Year
2004  Young Talent Martial Arts Hall of Fame
2004  Young Talent Martial Arts Skill Award 

Enjoys reading and spending time outdoors camping, boating or going to the beach...favorite foods are pizza, chinese food, chicken parmesan and chocolate chip cookies...favorite movies are Fight Club, Shutter Island, Tristian and Isolde and Pocahontas...loves animals and wants to work with them as a career...she would like to major in psychology.

Competition Record:
2013  U.S. National Team Member (Feather)
2013  
U.S. National Team Trials (Feather): 1st
2013  WTF World Taekwondo Championships (Feather): Round of 16
          -
def. Ruxandra Rodgers (CAN), 6-5, in Round of 32
        -lost to Yu Zhuo Hou (CHN), 6-5, in Round of 16
2013  WTF Grand Prix Final (women’s -57kg): First Round

2012 U.S. National Team Member (Feather)
2012
U.S. National Team Trials (Feather): 1st
2012 
Olympic Trials - Phase 7 (-57kg): 4th

2011  Pan Am Games (Feather -57kg): 3rd
          -def. Disnansi E. Polanco Contreras (DOM), 8-7, in Round of 16
          -def. Laura Vanessa Vasquez (ESA), 9-4, in Quarterfinals
          -lost to Irma Edith Contreras (MEX), 9-7, in Semifinals

2011  Pan Am Games Team Member (Bantam/Feather)
2011 
Pan Am Games Qualifier (Bantam/Feather): Qualified
          -def. Katherine Reyes (VEN) 8-5

2011 
U.S. Open (Feather): 1st
2011 
U.S. National Team Trials (Light): 2nd

2010 
2012 Olympic Team Trials 1 (Bantam/Feather): 4th
2010 
Pan Am Games Team Trials (Bantam/Feather): 1st
2010 
USAT National Championships (Sr. Feather): 1st
2010  USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Lt. Middle)
2010 
USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Lt. Middle): 1st
2010 
USAT Daytona Beach National Qualifier (Sr. Feather): 1st
2010 
Junior World Championships (Jr. Lt. Middle): Round of 32
             -lost to Ekaterina Kuzheleva (RUS), 12-4, in Round of 32
2010  Junior World Team Member (Jr. Lt. Middle)
2010 
Junior World Team Trials (Jr. Lt. Middle): 1st

2009  Junior World Championships Team Trials Open Qualifier (Jr. Lt. Middle): 1st
2009  Pan Am Junior Championships (Jr. Lt. Middle): 1st
2009  Youth Olympic Games Team Trials (49-55kg): 3rd
2009  USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Lt. Middle)
2009 
USAT Junior National Team Trials (Jr. Lt. Middle): 1st
2009  Junior Olympics (Jr. Lt. Middle): 1st
2009  Colorado Springs National Qualifier (Jr. Lt. Middle): 1st
2009  Kissimmee National Qualifier (Bantam): 1st
2009  Kissimmee National Qualifier (Jr. Welter): 1st
2009  Dutch Open (Jr. Welter): 2nd

2008  Junior World Team Member (Jr. Light)
2008  U.S. Junior National Team Member (Jr. Light)
2008  Junior Olympics (Jr. Light): 1st
2008  World Jr. Championships (Jr. Light): Quarterfinals
2008  Des Moines National Qualifier (Fly): 1st
2008  Junior Team Trials (Jr. Light): 1st
2008  U.S. Open (Sr. Fly): 2nd

2007  U.S. Junior National Team Member (Jr. Feather)
2007  Pan Am Jr. Championships (Jr. Feather): 2nd
2007  Junior Team Trials (Jr. Feather): 1st
2007  Junior Olympics (Jr. Feather): 1st
2007  AAU Nationals (Jr. Feather): 3rd
2007  U.S. Open (Sr. Fin): 2nd

2006  Jr. Black Belt Festival (11-13 Bantam): 1st
2006  Junior Olympics (11-13 Bantam): 1st
2006  U.S. Open (Jr. Fin): 1st
2006  U.S. Open (11-13 Bantam): 1st

2005  Junior Olympics (11-13 Fly): 2nd
2005  U.S. Open (11-13 Fly): 1st

2004  U.S. Open (11-13 Fin): 2nd

last updated 1/9/14