Nickname: "Ry piece"
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, Calif.
High School: Liberty H.S.
Year of Graduation: 2012
Coach: Henry Cruz
Dojang: Manila TKD
Other Sports Played: football
Hobbies: playing football and basketball, watching movies and hanging out with friends
Family: Father, Lito Arcaina, placed 1st at 1993 LA National CKC...sister, Vanessa Arcaina, placed 1st at 2005 Junior Olympics in forms and sparring...brother, Gabriel Arcaina, placed 1st at Junior Olympics in forms and sparring
Favorite Foods: pizza and Chinese food
Pre-Competition Meal: pasta with alfredo sauce
Favorite Athlete: Patrick Willis
Favorite Movies: "300", "Avatar" and "The Lion King"
Favorite Music: rap and R&B
Did You Know?: Ryan is very funny but also humble when it comes to taekwondo.
Quotable Ryan Arcaina: "I am always working hard in everything I do in the sport and in life to achieve my goals."
MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2011 Jr. Pan Am Championships (Jr. Middle): GOLD
2011 USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Middle)
2011 USAT Junior National Team Trials (Jr. Middle): 1st
2011 USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Middle): BRONZE
2011 USAT San Diego National Qualifier (Jr. Middle): GOLD
2010 Junior World Championships (Lt. Middle): Round of 32
-lost to Manuel Beloqui Jimenez (ESP), 8-3, in Rd. of 32
2010 U.S. Junior World Team Member (Jr. Lt. Middle)
2010 Junior World Team Trials (Jr. Lt. Middle): 1st
2009 World Junior Championships Open Qualifier (Jr. Lt. Middle): 3rd
2008 USAT Junior Olympics (sparring): SILVER
2006 USAT Junior Olympics (forms): GOLD
2006 USAT Junior Olympics (sparring): GOLD
last updated 10/25/11